Mira Mira

is creating vinyl mixtapes w/ sounds found deep in the ♥ of Tejas & beyond

6

patrons

$27

per month
Hello Listeners, 

Your pledge here is for access to at least one ALL VINYL MIXTAPE each month with complete song list you can download and play anywhere. Contribute as little as a dollar per mix to help support my time and expertise. The more supporters the more time I can carve out to make mixes for you—so tell a friend. Thank you for your support and for sharing my love for vinyl culture as a joyous act of cultural preservation.

WHY VINYL 

Choosing to spin only vinyl for me is about activating a deeply rich resource that might not otherwise be shared in this age of digital DJs. Digging for records in Texas is amazing because as a Tejana, I have discovered so much about myself through Texas recording labels like—Freddie Records from Corpus Christi; Tear Drop Records from Winnie, TX; Ideal and Nopal Records both based in Alice, TX; and Falcon Records from McAllen, TX. These labels are imparting a history that one can’t find readily educate themselves on through textbooks or online searches. Here were entrepreneurial folks of Mexican heritage living in Texas that started their own labels to present a better reflection of what communities in Texas were creating and listening to at their local social gatherings. These sounds and artists were often abandoned by the mainstream, but thrived on the small mom & pop labels. This is my history as a Tejana and it's wonderful that I can contribute to its preservation. Not only do I get to save it from near obliteration, but I get to share it with a wider audience through my DJ sets and mixtapes. I impart the stories that the music and vinyl covers reveal and keep the culture present.

In addition to Tejano treasures, my visual arts practice takes me all around the USA and México where I dig and find tracks to compliment my growing collection. Each set I create is a reflection of my travels and unique perspective on the world. Each mix is a mirror of a certain time and place curated especially for you, dear listener.

ABOUT MIRA MIRA aka XOCHI SOLIS

Xochi Solis is a mixed media artist born and raised in Austin, TX. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed from paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. As an accomplished artist and leader in her community with over 15 years of experience, Solis is enthusiastic about continuing to transform her practice as a cultural producer into a vehicle for active citizenship and civic responsibility. In addition to her studio practice, she manages and spins records with Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club with a focus on the preservation and performance of Tejanx culture.

xochisolis.com@xochisolis
EMAIL ME for bookings.
Hello Listeners, 

Your pledge here is for access to at least one ALL VINYL MIXTAPE each month with complete song list you can download and play anywhere. Contribute as little as a dollar per mix to help support my time and expertise. The more supporters the more time I can carve out to make mixes for you—so tell a friend. Thank you for your support and for sharing my love for vinyl culture as a joyous act of cultural preservation.

WHY VINYL 

Choosing to spin only vinyl for me is about activating a deeply rich resource that might not otherwise be shared in this age of digital DJs. Digging for records in Texas is amazing because as a Tejana, I have discovered so much about myself through Texas recording labels like—Freddie Records from Corpus Christi; Tear Drop Records from Winnie, TX; Ideal and Nopal Records both based in Alice, TX; and Falcon Records from McAllen, TX. These labels are imparting a history that one can’t find readily educate themselves on through textbooks or online searches. Here were entrepreneurial folks of Mexican heritage living in Texas that started their own labels to present a better reflection of what communities in Texas were creating and listening to at their local social gatherings. These sounds and artists were often abandoned by the mainstream, but thrived on the small mom & pop labels. This is my history as a Tejana and it's wonderful that I can contribute to its preservation. Not only do I get to save it from near obliteration, but I get to share it with a wider audience through my DJ sets and mixtapes. I impart the stories that the music and vinyl covers reveal and keep the culture present.

In addition to Tejano treasures, my visual arts practice takes me all around the USA and México where I dig and find tracks to compliment my growing collection. Each set I create is a reflection of my travels and unique perspective on the world. Each mix is a mirror of a certain time and place curated especially for you, dear listener.

ABOUT MIRA MIRA aka XOCHI SOLIS

Xochi Solis is a mixed media artist born and raised in Austin, TX. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed from paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. As an accomplished artist and leader in her community with over 15 years of experience, Solis is enthusiastic about continuing to transform her practice as a cultural producer into a vehicle for active citizenship and civic responsibility. In addition to her studio practice, she manages and spins records with Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club with a focus on the preservation and performance of Tejanx culture.

xochisolis.com@xochisolis
EMAIL ME for bookings.

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