Nortec Ends With Motel Baja
After 15 years of Grammy nominations and global tours, Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible releases their final album Motel Baja on Mexican Independance Day, September 16th.
Check out Nortec’s song “Camino Verde” above and on SoundCloud
Motel Baja is the follow-up to there albums ‘Tijuana Sound Machine’ and ‘Bulevar 2000,’ which were both nominated for Grammy’s and Latin Grammy’s.
Motel Baja is a collaboration with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club, ‘Roll N Roll Hall of Fame’ artists known for their hits “Wordy Rappinghood” and “Genius of Love” (sampled by Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”). They are also 2/3 of the original founding members of Talking Heads.
“After this, Nortec is done,” explains Fussible. “There will be no more Nortec. This is the last album.”
In the late 90s, Nortec Collective emerged from a fast-growing electronic scene in Tijuana, and invented a new style of music they called Nortec – a fusion of Norteño (“from the North”) and Techno.
Documenting the collision between electronic music characterized by heavy dance beats and traditional forms of Mexican music performed with live instrumentation, Nortec Collective paved the way for a new generation of producers and DJs that have reinvented electronic music from a global perspective.
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible will perform at the inaugural Supersonico Festival in Los Angeles on October 11th with Calle 13, Café Tacvba and more.
Rolling Stone premiered the title track from ‘Motel Baja’ from Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible, which features a special guest appearance from Tom Tom Club. Listen to the song premiere here: Motel Baja at Rolling Stone