Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tom Fudge: The Nortec Collective is a handful of guys in Tijuana who own some computers and have a real love of music. Over the past few years, they've done something remarkable: they've taken the sounds of Norteno, that Mexican music you hear along the border, and they've electrified it and made it cool. Three years ago they got the attention of people across the U.S. and Mexico with their CD called Tijuana Sessions, Volume Three . Now, they're releasing a new collection of songs called Tijuana Sound Machine.
The new album is called Tijuana Sound Machine . Bostich and Fussible will have an album release party at Planet Tijuana in TJ and will also perform at 94.9's Independence Jam on June 8.
- Ramon Amezcua, aka Bostich, one of the founding members of the Nortec Collective.
Pepe Mogt, aka Fussible, also founded the Nortec Collective. He joins us by phone from Tijuana.