Mexico City artist Lao has completely blown us away with his futuristic bass sound for labels such as Blaq and his own Extasis label. In our opinion, this is the current sound from the streets bubbling up in Mexico City and we’re pleased to present this mix as part of our series. - Sean-Michael Yoder
Our sights turn to Guadalajara. MX for our latest installment of The CONDUIT series. Mexico is the midst of a turbulent election season and in the spirit of these uncertain times, a good chunk of Mexico’s underground dance music artists from all over the country have united for a monster compilation and ongoing project called CatalogoMX. The idea is to bring unity through diversity in music to create a parallel reality in such troubling times. Living in a poor and politically corrupt place ourselves, we could relate to the uncertainty the youth of Mexico are facing right now (on a much smaller scale, of course) and were also completely blown away by Jack’s son’s debut album for Blaq earlier this year – To Clear. The mix of bass, sound sculpture, dub, and experimental sounds was what we expect from Blaq but Jack’s son took the sound to a different level that we’re still reeling from, which is apparently what his Abolipop label is all about. So we’re excited to get an exclusive mix from him and also to kick off an ongoing series of CONDUIT podcasts celebrating the diversity of electronic music from Mexico. - Sean-Michael Yoder
Sishi Rosch is an emerging new artist who’s spent time in Guatemala, the US, and currently resides in Berlin. He’s prolific as a producer, making house, tech-house, as well as mid and down tempo cuts that stand out on the regular. He also runs the Digital Delight label as well as booking a night and hosting a podcast series all of the same name. The guy is seriously committed to his craft and works tirelessly at it, these days bouncing back & forth between home and gigs in Barcelona. We’re excited about the mix he’s put together for us and expect to hear more from him in the future. - Sean-Michael Yoder
// Bio //
Sishi Rosch was born in Guatemala to German and Italian parents.
While living in Miami in 1998, Sishi started to become interested in electronic music, thanks to a burgeoning interest in this field, in the United States.
A year after purchasing his first turntables Sishi was picked up by a prominent Central American promotions company, after they witnessed his sets at a local after-hours club in down-town Miami.
Moving back to Guatemala later that year, Sishi maintained a full schedule of local weekly residencies, and toured constantly throughout Central America.
In 2001 Sishi returned to the US; to Phoenix, AZ, following an invitation from a good friend, who had several residencies, and opportunities calling. Today Sishi resides in Berlin, Germany, has recently launched his own label (Digital Delight Berlin – Barcelona) as well as producing for major labels and hosting top-class parties.