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Tijuana Sound Machine Import

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Nortec Collective emerged from the burgeoning Tijuana electronic scene, performing a style of music that they invented called Nortec - a fusion of Norteño ("from the North") and Techno, documenting the collision between the style and culture of electronica music, characterized by hard dance beats, and samples from traditional forms of Mexican music. With two albums (Tijuana ... Read more in Amazon's Nortec Collective Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B0017HBEPK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Tree on 10 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Whenever I go to a music festival, it's almost an unwritten rule that it is the act that I have never heard of that does the business. In the case of WOMAD 08 the title went to these guys who were playing an unlisted gig on the Sunday night. It was quite late, I thought it was all over, and was on my way way back to the tent when I saw some crazy visuals flickering away in the distance in the Little Sicily tent. I looked at my friends, and our curiosity got the better of us and we drifted moth-like towards the lights.

Glad we did.

Nortec are apparently from Mexico, and their crazy brand of Tijuana Breakbeaty strangeness has to be heard (loud) to be believed. Now we weren't that close to the stage, and my vision was a little blurry, but in the darkness I could just make out two people with laptops, two trumpets, and an accordian. The music that was blasting from the PA could only be described as mental.
The rhythms these guys produce have the kind of preposterous skanking bounce that only idiot savants can produce...it just shouldn't work! The crowd who had formed were just jumping about and grinning at each other. This was high-octane barmyness and we were lapping it up.

First thing I did when I got home was order their current release from Amazon, and it doesn't disappoint. There is quite a variety of styles...from the quirky but fairly conventional Tijuana to the outright bonkers. My favourites are the mad stuff... Shake It Up, Rosarito, Mama Loves Nortec, Mi Casita, but the whole album it a goodie.

As a footnote, the album arrived the day before I was due to DJ at Free Rotation Festival. I couldn't resist, and smilingly dropped Mama Loves Nortec into the set..it got a great response and that was the only tune I got asked for the title of.
'Nuff Said.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent! 19 Sept. 2008
By Gary Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A little over two years ago I purchased and reviewed "The Tijuana Sessions: Vol. 3" by Nortec Collective. I liked the album so much that I also ended up later purchasing and reviewing "Panoptica" by Panoptica, one of the bands associated with Nortec Collective. Both albums were excellent. Very unusual music. Mexican Techno. Both were delightful listening and nothing like I'd ever heard. So, I've been listening to more Mexican Techno including two CDs by The Mexican Institute of Sound. Again, the MIS albums are very unusual and delightful recordings. My latest CD is the "Tijuana Sound Machine," presented by Nortec Collective.

The "Tijuana Sound Machine" CD is outstanding. Five stars, no question. The album gets off to a great start with "The Clap" and "Nortena del Sur," two of the best tracks on the CD. All tracks are excellent, but my favorites are the first two plus "Tijuana Sound Machine," "Akai 47," "Mi Casita," "Wanted," and "Playbox." All of the songs have minimal lyrics so, although this is a Mexican recording, language presents no barrier to listening. None at all. Also, it's Mexican music, but it's probably unlike any Mexican music you've ever heard. In some respects, it reminds me more of some European techno music, but, to be fair, I'd say the music stands alone as a unique, highly creative and refreshing listening experience. The music is constructed in electronica fashion, but it has a much more human sound to it than typical electronica. Perhaps the difference is that heavy use of traditional musical instruments and voices and minimal use of electronic sounds creates that sense. Plus the songs are very nicely pieced together and very catchy. It's fun, joyous music. Most of this stuff would go over well in a dance hall environment, and I suppose that's how it originated and that's where it's mostly played. This music is excellent and deserves much wider circulation.

Finally, the CD cover art is amusing in a droll sort of way. The aging car (70s Dodge?) and the car speedometer on the CD disc bring an amused smile to my face. The "Sessions: Vol. 3" and "Panoptica" CDs are the same way. What could look more like Tijuana, Mexico? But the music is unlike anything I've associated with Tijuana and I've lived as a next door (San Diego) neighbor for 45 years. Either the Nortec Collective or Nacional Records people have an interesting sense of humor.

Gary Peterson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A superb sound machine 13 April 2010
By J.A.M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to say I own the 2 Tijuana Sessions volumes because I wanted something else in music, also I live in Mexico, and then I found this amazing CD, bought it and played... The result? Awesome!!!!!! maybe are used to listen a repetitive beat and get bored after 3 minutes, but with this you don't! The whole sound the CD carries, makes you want to dance... It's a must have when you want to listen a variety of sounds very well mixed and with a very mexican feeling, Favorite tracks? , Rosarito, Mama loves Nortec & Cetron, buy it and volume up.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well done!!!! 11 Aug. 2008
By Mister Weird & Sonido Perla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Xtraordinary better than the past two albums it is more like it. the Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3 is good but this is better but yet the last 2 tracks loose the essens of the album most of then are really good highly recomended, don't waste time and groove to Rosarito,Tijuana Sound Machine,Jacinto & Akai 47 [My favorites].
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
perfect 13 Nov. 2010
By Tamara Snyder - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a great CD in perfect condition. Nice mix of Mexican dance, instrument and electronic...A unique sounds that gets you moving. It was delivered quickly by the sender.
Three Stars 6 Aug. 2014
By ElectroX - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
good beats but get repetitive
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