Album: Bostich + Fussible, Bulevar 2000 (Nacional/Because)
Friday 22 July 2011
Bostich + Fussible are one-half of Mexico's Nortec Collective, a production team that seeks to combine the country's traditional norteño music with techno beats and synths.
The result is itchily infectious on tracks like "Punta Banda" and "Radio Borderland", their tribute to their Tijuana home base: great offbeat grooves punched along by staccato accordion riffs. Occasionally, a vocoder voice might intone a hook phrase, and timbales or brittle snare rolls punctuate the progress, but the dominant feature is the light mood of the rhythms. Best of all is "I Count the Ways", whose female singer offers the most characterful vocal of the album: with its striding groove and joyous brass-bound chorus, it's reminiscent of one of Basement Jaxx's club anthems, and just as irresistible.
DOWNLOAD THIS: Radio Borderland; I Count the Ways; We're Too Late
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989 - album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
Breaking Bad season 6 hoax: Vince Gilligan has not confirmed a new series
Miranda Hart confirms her eponymous sitcom has come to an end as she bows out on a 'high'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'