Tijuana Sound Machine Is Back
Nortec Collective's Bostich and Fussible will perform Hollywood Bowl, September 21
Published on LatinoLA: September 8, 2008
Nortec Collective's Bostich and Fussible will perform several high-profile concerts in the coming weeks across California and Colorado. The duo recently returned from an epic European summer tour. Their latest release, 'Tijuana Sound Machine' , has received rave reviews across the world from critics and fans alike. LA Weekly called it, "mesmerizing and multilayered," while Billboard declared "This is one party you don't want to miss." The group sold out a Los Angeles album release show in May following appearances on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and indie 103's "Passport Approved."
Upcoming Shows Include:
Fri, Sept 19 - San Diego Street Scene Music Festival - San Diego, CA
Sat, Sept 20 - Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, CA
Sun, Sept 21 - Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA
Fri, Sept 26 - Museo de las Americas - Denver, CO
Nortec fans are already familiar with the stylings of Bostich and Fussible as they were the masterminds behind hit Nortec Collective tracks "Tengo La Voz", "Tijuana Bass", and "Tijuana Makes Me Happy" off the double Latin Grammy-nominated album, 'Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3'.
"With 'Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3', we focused on fusing vocoders, synthesizers and drum machines with the Norte??o flavor," explains Pepe Mogt (Fussible). "This time around, we really relied more on the acoustic sound. We tried to achieve a better balance between the acoustics and the electronics. While some tracks on 'Tijuana Sound Machine' aren't even a month old yet, others have been around for a couple of years. We actually wrote many of these songs while on the road promoting 'Tijuana Sessions.'"
Nortec Collective scored two Latin Grammy nominations for 'Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3' (2005), including "Best Alternative Music Album" and "Best Recording Package". Latin America's most important electronic act received glowing praise for the album from such prestigious outlets as Rolling Stone, LA Times, XLR8R, and the NY Times, and saw the release hit #1 on top digital retailers iTunes and eMusic in the first week of its release.
The group's music has appeared in commercials for Volvo, Dell, Fidelity Mutual, Edwin Jeans (with Brad Pitt), Nissan, and many others. Tracks from 'Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3' can also be heard in HBO's "Big Love", NBC's "Friday Night Lights" and the movies "Fast Food Nation" and "Babel" as well as the video games, "FIFA Soccer" and "FIFA Street 2."
An interactive coffee table book entitled " Paso del Nortec- This Is Tijuana" dedicated to the Nortec phenomena was released in the US, Mexico and Europe. In addition, professor Alejandro Madrid, a musicologist and cultural theorist at University of Illinois - Chicago, recently released "Nortec-Rifa! Electronic Dance Music From Tijuana To The World".
Nortec Collective features four artists: Fussible (Pepe Mogt), Bostich (Ram??n Amezcua), Clorofila (Jorge Verd?¡n) and Hiperboreal (PG Beas). These musicians created and perform a style of music that they invented called Nortec - a fusion of Norte??o ("from the North") and Techno, documenting the collision between the style and culture of electronica and traditional Mexican music.
Watch Bostich And Fussible Perform Their Hit "Tengo La Voz" In Front of 60,000 Ecstatic Fans At Vive Latino 2008 @ www.youtube.com