My KUTX: El Tule

El Tule formed in Austin about ten years ago, and across four albums, the band mixes together cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggae, and more. It’s a big band sound but with a modern approach, and this week on My KUTX, we turn over the controls to a few of the members. Singer and guitarist John Dell and conga player Matt “Matteo” Turner are the guest DJs, spinning an hour of their influences and favorite songs. And if you want to hear El Tule live, you’ve got a few chances coming up: they’re live in our Studio 1A on Tuesday, July 26 at 1 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 27 they’re playing the Wine Down, a free show at 3TEN at ACL Live. Tune into El Tule’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy


1. James Brown – “I Feel Good”

2. Phish – “The Landlady”

3. Ibrahim Ferrer – “Compositor Confundido”

4. Johnny Colon – “Merecumbe”

5. Ray Barretto – “Guarare”

6. Gov’t Mule – “What Is Hip?”

7. Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota – “Cumbia Poder”

8. B-Side Players – “Taquerito”

9. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – “El Muerto”

10. Fruko y Sus Tesos – “Soy Como Soy”

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