Nortec -the group formed by different individual projects who create Nortec music. As a complement, there’s also a “Colectivo Visual” a group of designers and VJs who take care of the visual side of Nortec live shows. The term Nortec is a conjunction of Norteño (“of” or “from the North”) and Techno, but mainly describes the collision between the music, style and culture of electronic music with those of norteño and tambora, two music genres indigenous to the North of Mexico. These styles are caracterized by their use of accordions and double bass (norteño ); tubas, clarinets, horns and pumping bass drums ( tambora ) and quirky use of percussion and polyrhytmic snare drum rolls (both). All of these elements are used to create a sound that is very Tijuana.
Mexican Institute of Sound – is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Along with groups like Nortec Collective and Kinky, M.I.S. is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, encouraging fusions of folk and more traditional music with modern sounds.