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Los Macuanos

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In 2006, Felipe Calderón deployed thousands of troops to combat the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico. tijuana, like most tourist-laden cities in the north of the country, transformed into a war-zone. With body counts escalating into the hundreds, the town’s nightlife soon dwindled. As panic-stricken party-goers abandoned the scene, its once booming rave culture became all but extinct.

Los Macuanos, a trio comprised of Moises López, Moises Horta and Reuben Torres, belong to a generation of producers that came of age in this rapidly-changing climate. like their contemporaries, their productions echo a once hedonistic lifestyle, taking cues from the rave styles of the era, yet displaying a decidedly more introspective approach. the precarious state of the country at the time has no doubt informed the brooding tone of their music, which has lead publications like NPR to describe their sound as “dark” and “almost apocalyptic.”

The group carries disparate influences, which range from minimal techno and bass music, to more experimental styles like glitch, noise and no wave, while adhering to a strict discourse on
traditional mexican sounds. Nonetheless, their distinct sound, as well as their unparalleled live performances, prove them to be a wholly original incarnation of the new vanguard in Mexican electronic music.

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  • furtherboy

    El Ruidoson es un movimiento que aún está en etapa de gestación, pero define entre otras cosas, rasgos de una identidad mexicana que se reivindica, basada en la idea del futuro, y de la música electrónica. Las máquinas y sus sonidos, contrastados por el folclor mexicano, allí entre esa sentencia se encuentra su propuesta, acompañada de otros grupos y dj's, que seguro darán de que hablar. El concepto de mexicano se apropia a una nueva expresión. Quizá no es momento de subirlos a un altar, pero sí, de poner atención y seguir las huellas de estos muchachos.

    3 Mar 1:42am Reply
  • ejival

    Los macuanos legislarán el futuro ...

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • thebeam

    Buenas rolas

    2 Jan 2010 Reply

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