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December 11, 2012 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Born in violent, divided Tijuana Mexico, Ruidosón, a musical movement blending chillwave, latin rhythms, and politics is attracting notice of critics north and south of the border.

Leaders of the movement:
Mariá y José [Myspace -- Soundcloud -- Sideproject: Tony Gallardo II]
Los Macuanos [Website -- Soundcloud]
Santos [Myspace -- Soundcloud]
Den5hion
Los Amparito (not from TJ but related) [Website -- Soundcloud]

Ruidosón mix on 8trax
More artists on Cocobass Records

via Tomorrowmag {Tomorrowmag previously}
posted by Potomac Avenue (6 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very interesting! I especially enjoyed Los Macuanos. Their music reminds me of a lot of the 90's electronica that I enjoyed, while pulling in quite a few other influences. I wish I could understand what they are saying in that youtube clip.
posted by Edgewise at 11:32 AM on December 11, 2012


Thanks for posting.
posted by josher71 at 11:59 AM on December 11, 2012


Tijuana is surely the trendiest city in the world right now. You can't pick up a newspaper or food magazine or food program on TV without seeing the amazingly varied and creative food scene there. If I lived in LA I'd be on one of those food-tour minibuses that tour TJ in a heartbeat. Check out Chucheman on Youtube sometime.

And now with music!
posted by Fnarf at 12:05 PM on December 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


This looks really interesting. I'm excited to listen to these links when I am somewhere where I can turn up the sound on my computer.

It's funny that the author of the article felt the need to turn Nortec into a straw man, though. It makes sense that this next half-generation is working to get out from under the shadow of the Nortec collective. And I understand that styles and labels become crystallized and cliched despite the best efforts of the artists themselves. At the same time, it's just inaccurate to say that Nortec is a rigid formula, at least for much of its run. Some nortec plays with border kitsch, but others in the collective insisted against this from the start. Based on the article, at least, ruidosón looks like it could be considered an extension of Nortec, rather than a rejection of it.

This great book explains the differences between the nortec members' approaches in detail.
posted by umbú at 2:32 PM on December 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Neat. I am going to enjoy listening to these.
posted by Forktine at 4:03 PM on December 11, 2012


Good stuff! Feeling Los Macuanos and Santos so far. Haunting, driving, dark, and intense.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 7:38 PM on December 11, 2012


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