Nortec Collective/Bostich+Fussible / Bulevar 2000
Album: Bulevar 2000   Collection:General
Artist:Nortec Collective/Bostich+Fussible   Added:Nov 2010
Label:Nacional Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-16 Pull Date: 2011-03-20
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 13 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 23
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 17, 2011: broken flowers
Must Love
4. Mar 11, 2011: microclimate
Must Love
2. Apr 01, 2011: Lester's Dinner Show
We're Too Late
5. Feb 02, 2011: Brownian Motion
Radio Borderland
3. Mar 19, 2011: The Cosmic Hamlet
Punta Banda
6. Jan 28, 2011: Everyday Commotion
Punta Banda

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-12-30
Heck yeah! ‘Nortec’ is a combination of techno and norteño music. ‘Música norteña’ refers to banda, basically. To those of you who do not know what banda is: it is the exuberant, noisy music you hear blaring on Mexican radio stations that you instinctively skip. And you shouldn’t. Because it is awesome. This is Nortec Collective, a group of four Tijuana producers, of which two, Bostich and Fussible, bring us this record. It is a cross of traditional banda music, comprised of heavy accordion, a lot of exuberant brass, bouncy rhythms (along the lines of polka) and modern electronica, with heavy synths and pre-recorded effects/vocals. FCC clean, mostly electronic tracks. Try 3, 4, 6, 7.
1.Midtempo. Banda/electronica. Mostly instrumental except for a few repeats of title. Ends w/faux radio announcement.
2.Upbeat banda crossed w/high-strung pop. Exuberant brass & bouncy rhythm.
†3.Upbeat. Brass is smooth like in jazz, but song still has exuberance and bouncy rhythm of banda. Instrumental.
†4.Midtempo. Accordion and upbeat electronica. A few echoe-y vocals, but accordion takes center stage.
5.Downtempo. Male vocals, in English and despairing. Sad & depleted brass, you can hear the signature ‘tambora’ drums clearly. Most straightforward track.
†6.Midtempo. Dark track, leaning on electronic. Heavy use of bass guitar and short brass riffs. Late night club track. Limited synthetized vocals.
†7. Midtempo. Beachy and laid back, but still has the staple trombone in the background. Electronica with soft, layered vocals. Pretty awesome!
8.Upbeat. Electrified banda. Central accordion, whistled main line. Few vocals.
9. Downtempo. Slowed down melody. French sounding accordion line crossed with synth harmonies.
10. Midtempo. Banda crossed with electro pop. Vocals are in English, sound slightly like a rap, but gentler, synthetized. Bass line drives melody.
11.Downtempo. Starts out like folk song, synth line takes off with accordion. Very ethereal and dreamy.

Track Listing
1. Radio Borderland   6. One Night
2. I Count The Ways   7. Must Love
3. Punta Banda   8. Do It
4. We're Too Late   9. Last View From Slussen
5. Bulevar 2000   10. Centinela
  11. Oh Yes!