Nortec Collective

Nortec Collective

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The group formed by the different individual projects who create the Nortec style of music. Present Nortec Collective members are Bostich, Clorofila, Fussible and Hiperboreal.

For their debut album " The Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1", The Collective was comprised by Bostich, Clorofila, Fussible, Hiperboreal, Panoptica, Plankton Man and Terrestre. The latter 2 had gone off to other projects by the time, "Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3" came out in 2005.

Nortec originated in 1999 by experimenting with samples of old banda sinaloense and norteño albums and altering them on computer or filtering them with analog synthesizers.

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 popular music genres from 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. 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.
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Nortec Collective Discography

Albums

MRCD001 Nortec Collective Nortec Sampler(CD, Smplr) Mil Records MRCD001 Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
OPCCD137 Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible - Nortec(CD, Album) Opción Sónica OPCCD137 Mexico 2000 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2045-2 Nortec Collective The Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1 (Comp, Album) Palm Pictures, Mil Records PALMCD 2045-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
NCL 63747-2 Nortec Collective Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3 (Album) Nacional Records NCL 63747-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
NCL 20009 Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible - Tijuana Sound Machine(CD, Album) Nacional Records NCL 20009 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Nortec Collective Presents Clorofila Nortec Collective Presents Clorofila - Corridos Urbanos(13xFile, Album, AAC) Nacional Records none Mexico 2010
NCL 54244 Nortec Collective Bulevar 2000 (Album) Nacional Records NCL 54244 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible - Motel Baja(LP, Album) Nacional Records none USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TJ-DUB-EP Nortec Collective The Spaced TJ Dub EP(12", EP, Promo) Tlahuilia Records TJ-DUB-EP Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
MRV-001 Nortec Collective Uno(12", Smplr) Mil Records MRV-001 US 2001 Sell This Version
NACI 90741 Nortec Collective Tijuana Makes Me Happy(12", EP) Nacional Records NACI 90741 US 2005 Sell This Version
NUN0141810 Nortec Collective Unknow(12") Not On Label NUN0141810 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

NKDEP01 Nortec Collective Nortec Experimental(CD, Comp) Mil Records NKDEP01 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
P2A 2045 Nortec Collective The Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Palm Pictures, Mil Records P2A 2045 US 2001 Sell This Version