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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nortec Collective's Bostich & Fussible return with Grammy nominated new album and gear up for Mexican wrestling tour

Bostich & Fussible, one half of Nortec Collective, Mexico’s groundbreaking Tijuana-based genre-alchemists, return with their Grammy nominated release ‘Bulevar 2000’ released on the 25th July through Because Music. Bostich & Fussible will be appearing at this summer’s Lucha Future shows here in the UK; a marvel of liv...

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New album forthcoming from Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible called "Bulevar 2000" on Because Records.

Kartel are handling the UK promotion for the album, watch this space for more info.

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Bostich & Fussible, one half of Nortec Collective, Mexico’s groundbreaking Tijuana-based genre-alchemists, return with their Grammy nominated release ‘Bulevar 2000’. Mixing electronica with traditional Mexcian music, the new album (their second as a duo) sees Bostich & Fussible combining old synths and drum machines with traditional Mexican instruments and contemporary electronic production to create a sonic snapshot of the their hometown.

The album features collaborations with local Mexican musicians as well as the Argentinean conductor Alberto Nunez Palacio renowned for his work with the great tango-fusionist Astor Piazzolla.  Nunez Palacio wrote string and horn arrangements on ‘I Count The Ways’ and ‘Bulevar 2000’ after performing with Bostich & Fussible in front of 25,000 fans in the streets of Tijuana. The show, a landmark event for the band, was held to celebrate 10 years of the Nortec Collective.  

Emerging from the burgeoning Tijuana electronica scene in the late nineties, Nortec Collective comprises four individual artists: Fussible, Bostich, Clorofila and Hiperboreal. Their name refer to a genre of music the four musicians have created, a fusion of Norteño ("From the North") and techno music, creating a unique collision of hard dance beats and samples from traditional forms of Mexican music - Nortec.

Following on from 2008’s ‘Tijuana Sound Machine’ Bostich & Fussible named their new album after an avenue in the Bulevar neighborhood of Tijuana that leads out of the city, the album paints a vivid musical picture of a community on the edge.

“Bulevar 2000 is one of the newest and most important avenues in the urban development of Tijuana,” says Ramon Amezcua (Bostich). “It provides the route out of the city. But it is also one of Tijuana’s most dangerous avenues, plagued with assaults and accidents due to a lack of vigilance. Hence it is a very symbolic name for everyone in Tijuana.”

Despite the escalated violence in Tijuana, Nortec Collective continues to be a positive and proud representation of their city. The group’s commitment to the community is unwavering. “Tijuana is the city that helped us discover electronic music in the early 80s. At the beginning of Nortec it was what helped develop this project, Tijuana is the point of inspiration – its people, spaces, social problems and multiculturalism,” Fussible says.

Bostich & Fussible will be appearing at this summer’s Lucha Future shows here in the UK; a marvel of live performance and a show like no other. Good takes on evil, heroes are born and super heroes are made in a night of adrenalin fueled Mexican wrestling. 

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