After the long weekend, Mood Swings is already looking for his next celebration and this weekend gives him the perfect opportunity as Mexico (and then some) celebrates Cinco de Mayo!
In our tireless and constant search for celebrations worldwide in which to dwell even though it has nothing to do with us (excuses to drink? Yes please. Do we really need any?), this week's festivity stands out because it actually does a have a little to do with me!
The Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) has been celebrated in parts of Mexico and the USA since 1862, when the Mexican army kicked some French butt - despite an astounding numerical and organisational inferiority - near the town of Puebla.
Here's to you a mexi-house track I love from German (yes!) producer Capablanca:
Capablanca & T.Keeler - No Hay Ritmo
As I mentioned this festivity does have a little do with me, and this is because I have a Mexican sister-in-law (and subsequently about a thousand Mexican distant relatives), who is soon to give birth to my italo-mexi-nephew. And it's a boy!
Enzo Jannacci - Mexico e nuvole
Enough about me. As I said, the French were badly defeated (in this one battle - they actually went on to win the war, but that's just a minor detail) and this gave young Mexico a much-needed boost of national pride.
Since the whole world knows the French really hate losing (or maybe I should say "not winning"), here's a recent track from French techno-rising-star and tombeur-des-femmes Gesaffelstein. He's good those French rugged good looks and he really knows how to pack a punch.
Gesaffelstein - Control Movement