View Full Version : dia de los muertos themed halloween party... music?
October 27th, 2010, 02:21 AM
ok, so saturday i'm having a huge dia de los muertos themed halloween party... ive got about 60 people coming and i have no idea what kind of music i should play.
i'm seriously at a loss here... my girlfriend wants FUN music, i was thinking more HAUNTING music...
she wants mariachi, i want glitch-mob
are there any dubstep/mariachi mashups out there?
seriously though: any music suggestions in either direction would be awesome. maybe we'll just do a random mix.
October 27th, 2010, 02:40 AM
How does Glitch, Dub, or even Marachi have anything to do with Dia De Los Muertos?
October 27th, 2010, 04:33 AM
ha, i never said any of the above had anything to do with dia de los muertos.
mariachi music falls under the category of "fun" and glitchmob/dubstep has a rather "haunting" vibe. dubstep also happens to be a safe bet with this crowd, i know a lot of these people dig it.
if anyone knows of any traditional dia de los muertos music let me know, cause my research has turned up nothing so far. the best advice i got was to listen to the music played in videos of a dia de los muertos festival and try to identify it and find it... i dont have that kind of time.
mariachi music has the right "sound" i guess, but how to mix it up with different genres (and WHAT genres) is the tricky part.
if it were up to me i'd be blasting the black keys, white stripes, black rebel motorcycle club, band of skulls, wolfmother, etc.
dia de los muertos?? nah. just music i like. haha
October 27th, 2010, 06:25 AM
October 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM
this is perfect! my girlfriend says "you get it"
i now have a plan: to find contemporary music with a latin flare. that gorillaz track is exactly what im looking for.
i need to scour my music collection for this type of gem.
if anyone can think of anything off the top of their head that will fit, like maybe calexico has a track or 2, Beck might even have a couple from guerro, please throw in your ideas!
October 27th, 2010, 12:35 PM
October 27th, 2010, 12:53 PM
If you need some filler, look into the grim fandango OST
Seems to fit the bill.
October 27th, 2010, 01:10 PM
The obvious choice (please ignore obligatory Rodney Dangerfield movie tie-in cameos):
October 27th, 2010, 02:03 PM
on a massive nostalgia trip tonight...
October 27th, 2010, 05:56 PM
War is the band you are looking for.
I know this might seem corny, but give it a chance.
you can't have a dia de los muerto party without TEQUILA
October 27th, 2010, 06:54 PM
im up to 3.9 hours of music so far. i've still gotta find some santana, tequila for sure, and that grim fandango soundtrack sounds good too. oh elwell, i think i have that oingo boingo vid on dvd somewhere. i could totally put on loop on my tv, its huge. its perfect! great idea. but i might edit out the movie tie in visuals... haha
thanks guys, you rock
October 27th, 2010, 06:54 PM
A few random bits and bobs that you may or may not like :)
October 27th, 2010, 10:08 PM
for your girlfriend, maybe
(sorry I forgot how to embed)
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