Tona's New Mix Pays Tribute to His Latin Roots and Favourite Olympic Athlete

Hear a half hour of blistering baile funk, dembow, and reggaeton from the Toronto-based DJ and producer.

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May 30 2017, 8:25pm

When he's not playing Toronto's hipper-than-thou watering holes or smokiest after-hours, DJ and producer Tona Maradiaga (aka Tona) stays busy, managing North American and European artists, directing videos, and throwing some of the city's coolest parties.

After an extended stay in Berlin last year to focus on music production, he's returned to Canadian soil, and shared an exclusive mix with THUMP that pays homage to his Nicaraguan roots. Dedicated to his "favourite athlete of all time," Dominican Republic volleyball player Winifer Fernández, he described his selections over email as a "compilation of dembow, reggaeton, global club, techno, baile funk, and bass-heavy, Latin-flavoured electronic music."

Kicking off with words from the Olympic star herself, the mix quickly accelerates in pace, with hot weather heaters from the likes of Equiknoxx, Jubilee, Mumdance, and others. There's also a frenetic dembow edit of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92 highlight "Schottkey 7th Path," courtesy of Los Angeles producer Kelman Duran, and a pair of tracks by NAAFI affiliate Santa Muerte.

Listen to Wini Fernández below and expect new music from Tona later this summer.

Wini Fernández Tracklist

Winifer Fernandez Intro
Luxury66 - Shifter Car
Xxxtentacion - Look At Me (Erreur perception)
Equiknoxx - A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up
Merca Bae - Bae Be Boom
Santa Muerte - Trembla
Stryker Matthews - Power Up
Bigote feat. Funko - Kumbia Borroka 2015
Godwonder - La Baina Ta Bien
Merca Bae - Intocable
Equiknoxx - Timebird
Mura Masa feat. ASAP Rocky & Riko Dan - Love$ick (Mumdance Remix)
N-Fasis - Lento
Erreur - Patty Cake
Lunarious - Home
Aphex Twin - Schottkey 7th Path (Kelman Duran Dembow Edit)
DVST - Chaos 2.0
Stas - Burning Castles
Santa Muerte & El Blanco Nino - Pal Pisto
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Aurora - Seda (Jubilee & Burt Fox Remix)
RYKT - Zoid
MC Lan - Ela Fuma
Bad Bunny x El Alfa - Dema Ga Ge Gi Go Gu
MC Sonic e MC Danilo - DZ7 da Arábia

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