“After this, Nortec is done,” explains Fussible. “There will be no more Nortec. This is the last album.”
If you’re a fan, you feel the devastation. If you haven’t been privy to the Tijuana duo’s innovative electronic music, now’s your chance to find out. Motel Baja is the new and last album from Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible. Before the album is available on the market on Mexican Independence Day, The Ponderers are hosting a listening party at Harbee’s tonight Wednesday, September 10. Stop by for a preview of Bostich and Fussible’s last gift to the world. We promise, dancing will make it all better. Event details here. Plus, there will be a raffle at midnight for a chance to win tickets to the Bunbury concert!
Motel Baja includes guest performances by Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flur, Tom Tom Club and Atom (Senor Coconut). It’s not only their final album together, it also marks the end of their Border Trilogy which includes Bulevar 2000 and Tijuana Sound Machine.
Ramon Amezcua (Bostich) and Pepe Mogt (Fussible), two of the founding members of the Nortec Collective, have toured across the world as a duo and individually. A few years ago we had the pleasure of watching Pepe Mogt perform in Chicago when he headlined a showcase at Abbey Pub as part of FMEL.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Nortec Collective first releasing the genre of music they invented in the bordertown of Tijuana. Although we’re sad to know they will no longer be releasing music together, we’re hopeful and excited about the possibilities for new projects by each artist.
Bostich+Fussible are currently on tour and will be part of the Supersonico festival debut in Los Angeles on October 11.