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Interview: Point Loma, Analogue Temazcal [MEX]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Nortec Collective needs no introduction. Since starting in the late eighties, the project has built an identity of its own by fusing electronic beats with northern Mexico’s popular music, and in …
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Instagram of the Week: Drama in Tijuana

Twitter:@danieluh It's Halloween and we're feeling moody, dark and mysterious. Drama in Tijuana's Instagram is giving us all of those things. @dramaintijuana Who: We stumbled across Drama in Tijuana's blog, and besides having a pretty …
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Petty Cash Taqueria: Where Tijuana Meets East L.A.

Welcome to Petty Cash Taqueria, the love child of restaurant owner and Chef, Walter Manzke and Guillermo "Oso" Campos Moreno where you'll actually feel inclined to order something other than tacos. Moreno gained …
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Video: María y José's "Club Negro"

Tijuana’s own María y José (Tony Gallardo) tends to extract a lot of darkness from his tribal-synth iterations. The music is always fun as hell, but there’s an instability coursing through his …
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Listen: Los Macuanos – "El Camotero"

Los Macuanos are part of the Ruidosón revolution that exploded in the local Tijuana music scene and became internationally known for its brooding themes and big bass beats that coalesce the past …
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Meet Ratigan: A Nihilist Dance Party

Née: Ari Garcia Raíces: Tijuana, Mexico Sounds like: A less disco-driven LCD Soundsystem with many samples You should listen to Ratigan because…. we might be dead soon so why not have fun. Tijuana’s Ratigan …
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Video: Dani Shivers – "Up!"

Was that a trailer for a sex magick ritual tape with Liv Tyler? NO! It's our favorite cutesy, mystical Dani Shivers' latest music video! So, where the hell is your Rider-Waite tarot …
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All My Friends Music Festival 2012 Lineup

A hefty load of today's most brightest and talented indie music gems are set to showcase in Tijuana's anticipated annual event: All My Friends Music Festival 2012. Initiating three years as something …
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Free Download: María y José – "C-L-U-B Negro"

So you've been patiently awaiting something post-Kibosé to keep your high-energy tropi-dance tempo in check. But, there hasn't been too much since M.A.M.I. to quell the beast quite like María y José's …
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Free Download: Tony Gallardo II – "Tormento"

Enter Tony Gallardo II -- the latest reincarnation of Tijuana's wunderkind María Y José and luminary of ruidosón. This self-proclaimed "Nuevo Líder Juvenil" -- as per partly the title of his promising …
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Video Premiere: Revulab – "Mexcellent"

Are these guys involved in some mexlluminati secret society plotting to conquer the Nortec monopoly of the mextech? I really don't know what's the story behind this song or its video, but I …
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Free Download: Pepe Mogt – "Salvage Doll"

A serene, tender, and melancholic 1.25 min piece of dream-like music. Something you would not normally expect from Tijuana's Nortec Collective pioneer, Fussible, the alias of Pepe Mogt. Worldly known for mixing norteño …
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Meet Revulab: Heirs to the Nortec Sound

Née: David Niebla & Rafa Barragán Raíces: Tijuana, MX, where else? Sounds like: Early Nortec You should listen to Revulab because... TJ has a lot more to offer than just cheap meds and donkey sex …
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Q&A: Dani Shivers, The Death of Innocence

There's something about Dani Shivers that really intrigues us as an artist. Weather it's that pure and childlike innocence she carries, or that inner-psycho-witchness persona as seen like in her twee-goth video …
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Video: Julieta Venegas' "Ya Conocerá"

Julieta has always been a heartfelt and emotional singer. It seems that with every breath she exudes sentiment and wisdom. On this touching track we see a humble Julieta quaintly seated at …
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Video: Late Nite Howl's "Days Have Gone"

Artileria productions of renown director Jesús Vásquez, has also worked diligently on several Carla Morrison videos. Always seeking to collaborate with like minded artists, this time they've set out to recreate moody-Americana …
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Meet Dani Shivers: Tijuana's New Witch House Femme Fatale

Née: You Schaffner Raíces: Tijuana! Sounds like: Electro-toy horror-twee goth You should listen to Dani Shivers because: Actually don't. I was in love with her first! ___________________________________________ You Schaffner, better known under her working name Dani Shivers …
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Bostich + Fussible: Tijuana's Sound Machines

In the two years since I last spoke with Nortec Collective’s Pepe Mogt, aka Fussible, the iPAD-prone group has been nominated for a Grammy, two Latin Grammys, and traveled everywhere from China …
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La Linea

Drug films face the same argument that anti-war films face; in showing the actions of the characters, they end up glamorizing the very thing they are trying to denounce. In La Linea’s …
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Bajo La Sal

Before Bajo La Sal, I had wondered aloud, when will Mexico’s weirdo’s get their chance, where’s their movie? The murders in Ciudad Juarez have captivated the nation for more than a decade …
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Manu Chao at the National Democratic Convention?

Manu Chao is coming to town!  The globe-trotter cantante will be performing this Friday at the awesome Outside Lands Festival along with Cafe Tacvba, Los Amigos Invisibles, Rodrigo y Gabriela and then …
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Minimalist Frontier Beauty

Few indie labels in Mexico manage to stay afloat for very long, but in the border city of Tijuana, where there is a deep-seeded DIY creative attitude, a DJ and music critic …
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