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2016 December 20
by Michelle Manetti

Lipstick Disco’s 2016 Christmas musical advent calendar – we’ll be bringing a daily dose throughout December of 24 kick-ass women, who’ve been making and playing kick-ass music in 2016.



It’s fair to say #20 of our advent today, the LA based Colombian Lupe Fuentes, is absolutely smashing it right now. Her humble beginnings are a little less glamorous, but since the model-turned DJ exploded onto the scene in 2014, she has proven herself as a master of her craft, fully dedicated and diligent to the cause. She’s churned out over 40 releases just this year alone, which gained her well-deserved recognition and a spot on Tracksource’s Top 100 Tech House artists of 2016. Of her incredible 40 releases this year, she’s had tracks and remixes come out on Simma Black, Guesthouse Music, Safe Music, Lost Records, Younan Music, MadtechLW Recordings but most frequently her own imprint In The Loop, which has also been steadily growing in 2016. Since it’s launch in 2015 it’s already had over 50 releases, with several tracks hitting the Top 10 in Tracksource’s Tech House Chart this year, which they’re currently holding the no.1 spot with their strongest release to date: ‘Underground’ by the talented Italian Producers Alaia & GalloIn The Loop has weekly releases from over 20 artists globally and has seen Lupe work with some of the industry’s legends, from Kerri Chandler, Todd Terry, 2 Sides Of Soul, Javi Lopez and BoBo from Cypress Hill.

IN THE LOOP Radio show also took off in 2016 and has been going for 45 weeks, featuring the Label Boss herself and guests like Montel, Roger Sanchez, Hector Couto, Anthony Attalla, Wally Lopez, Tough Love and more. The current show’s guest mix come’s from Juliet Fox, who was #13 of our advent – Check the show HERE. As well as In The Loop Radio show, Lupe is also currently running the programming of the single biggest 24/7 Free and commercial free radio station Subdustrial, which is part of Dash Radio and features weekly radio shows from the likes of Defected, Claptone, Yousef, Todd Terry, Josh Wink, Roger Sanchez and more. You can listen online HERE.

And as if these projects haven’t kept her busy enough, she’s also seen a full year of shows, along side DJ’s like Victor Calderone, Wally Lopez, Sydney Blu, Eli & Fur, Roger Sanchez and more touring in venues like Sound NightClub in LA, A successful Label take over at the Mix Mag lab in DTLA, The Only Underground after hours in Hawaii “Asylum After hours”, Heart NightClub in Miami for Saeed Younan’s “Join the Tribe” event, Sun Down festival in Huntington Beach, Ca with Erick Morillo and that’s just for starters. There’s literally no stopping This little Tech House giant.

Lupe’s latest release dropped just a few weeks ago on her In The Loop imprint, you can grab this from HERE, but for today’s advent song, we’re bringing you a killer of a track from an earlier release this year on Madtech’s ‘Amsterdam’ compilation for ADE. ‘Can’t Go On‘ is absolutely stuff of gold. Check it for yourself.


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