Song of the Day: Mr. Pauer – Que Si Que No

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Que Si Que No” by Mr. Pauer from his 2011 album Soundtrack on Fabrika Music.

Mr. Pauer – Que Si Que No (MP3)

Mr. Pauer, a.k.a. Toto Gonzalez, is a world-renown Miami DJ/Producer who has done more to promote the Latin music scene in South Florida than any other artist of recent memory. The name for his side project literally means “power,” but with his own “spanglish” spelling used instead. Born in Venezuela, he soaked up all the great latin musical influences around him before making the move to Miami. Mixing a number of different (and usually more unique) styles is his game, from Euro dance and house to grunge, salsa, cumbia, and Latin rock to name just a few. As a DJ, one of his main challenges early on was figuring out a way to mix all his different influences into one big party. Now he’s just as comfortable mashing together classic cumbia or merengue with Nine Inch Nails or Depeche Mode. “Living back in Venezuela I grew up listening to Anglo and Spanish rock, my mother used to listen to boleros, my dad to traditional Venezuelan music, my older brothers to American 80’s pop, and to socialize I had to learn how to dance salsa and merengue. Magically after years, I connected dots unconsciously creating an array of sounds that identify with the culture I grew up with,” says Mr. Pauer.  Lots of live percussion, root sounds, and a trademark style he simply calls “electropical beats”. His music is like traveling to a tropical island, only digitally.

Today’s featured song comes right in time to announce KEXP’s new Latin music show, El Sonido, hosted by DJ Chilly and airing on Monday nights between 6PM and 9PM. Tune in to hear more Mr. Pauer and songs out of and influenced by Central and South America.

For more on Mr. Pauer, head over to his website and listen to more songs on Soundcloud or Mr. Pauer’s Bandcamp page. For now, here’s a sampling of Mr. Pauer’s music:

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2 Comments

  1. Alex
    Posted May 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I like this song. Very cool!

  2. Mr Pauer
    Posted May 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you KEXP for the support!

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