Since the early part of the decade, Tijuana’s Nortec Collective has produced a unique and infectious blend of techno music and traditional northern Mexican folk (“norteño” plus “techno” equals Nortec). Two members of this loose collective of musicians, artists and filmmakers have been especially active in recent years. Bostich (Ramon Amezcua) and Fussible (Pepe Mogt) have toured the world and played stadiums filled with tens of thousands of fans, while also releasing a Grammy-nominated album (2008’s Tijuana Sound Machine). The beat-making duo recently sat down with Austin Vida staff writer Christina Garcia to talk about their musical influences, their music-making gadgets (like the uber-cool Tenori-On) and their future plans.
This is Austin Vida’s second collaboration with Blastro, an Austin-based music videography company. Check out our Pachanga Fest interview with Mexican Institute of Sound from earlier this year: MIS on Blastro.