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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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Música de frontera. Elástica, siniestra, invisible y violentada. Post-post-nortec.
No se trata de folclor ni lugares comunes. Se trata de sofisticación, traducción y baile mexicano.

Sus producciones, aunque basadas en la tradición musical de su entorno, se encuentran influenciadas por una visión ampliada, un entendimiento nato de la pista y una buena dosis de mortífero humor conspiratorio.

Sus actuaciones en vivo son otra cosa. Alocadas y energéticas parecen un jammeo de cumbia tenebrosa. Con actuaciones en el Festival Nrmal, la última edición de Mutek México, RMXs para Dani Shivers, Julieta Venegas, compilados para Club Fonograma y una amplia discografía.

El mérito de Los Macuanos además radica en su genuino interés por fortalecer la escena de música nacional. Organizando fiestas locas contracorriente en el último cacho de latinoamérica y abanderando el sonido efervescente de sus colegas xolos. #RUIDOSÓN

Los Macuanos Los Macuanos, Tijuana, Mexico

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