On today’s very special episode of Songmess we are joined by two returning guests for a far-reaching conversation on the history and complexities of Mexico’s psych scene.
You might remember Valis Ortiz, better known as Manitas Nerviosas, from our interview in episode #77. The experimental musician made a name for herself fronting Monterrey legends Bam Bam, continuing to explore new corners of psychedelic possibility in subsequent projects such as XYX, Penetración Cósmica and Manitas Nerviosas. Our second guest is journalist and musician Marcos Hassan, episode #90, who has been entrenched in Mexico City’s vibrant psych, noise and punk scene for years. His writing can be found at Remezcla, Noisey en Español, as well as Bandcamp and many more, and he performs a unique confluence of balladry and drone music under the moniker Caos del Té.
We are going deep in this episode, the only possible way to approach psychedelic music, and we are dissecting the genre’s history in Mexico, music’s relationship to drugs and even regional flavors. This is an episode you won’t want to miss, so smash that play button and make sure you follow all these terribly talented individuals!
Featured Artists: Bam Bam, La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata, Los Fancy Free, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Antoine Reverb, Maw, XYX, Los Llamarada, Los Kowalski, Tajak, El Resplandor and Caos de Té.
Manitas Nerviosas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manitasnerviosas/?hl=en
Manitas Nerviosas Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/06SLOhYzwGdebD2lkEcGMu?si=_2VwqRH6RrOv7wc1mJcK1g
Marcos Hassan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiddieriot/?hl=en
Caos del Té Bandcamp: https://caosdelte.bandcamp.com/
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