The CONDUIT // 061 – Lao

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// Lao //

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

// Links //

http://www.facebook.com/laobass

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The CONDUIT // 054 – Man Cor

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// Man Cor //

Man Cor is co-owner of Greenbeat Records based in Mexico City and is part of the CatalogoMX project. He has deep tech house style that has a unique Mexican flare. He’s a relatively new artist on the scene so we’re excited to give him a little exposure for CONDUIT 054. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Man Cor Born in Mexico City in 1987, his love for music let him to take classes at his20 years of classical and contemporary music as musical production, and throughout his studies was thus creating their own productions of electronic music. In their tracks can listen to different genres and the way in which they were intertwined gently by the artist, playing with different emotions so created and to transmit them to other people and co-owner of Greenbeat Records.

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/man-cor
http://soundcloud.com/green-beat
https://www.facebook.com/ManCorMan

The CONDUIT // 027 – Wirik

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// Wirik //

Emerging producer Wirik is a new voice worth reckoning with. He doesn’t make much dance floor music, preferring to skirt the edges with ballsy composition that do not fit neatly in to specific categories. The Canadian, by way of Mexico, offers a wide spectrum of ambient, downtempo, and experimental visions along with high quality dub techno and electro cuts with production partner Ivan Dbri that we find impossible to resist. Look for an upcoming release from that duo on our podcast partner, 530Techno‘s imprint.   – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Born in Mexico City. He began his studies as a musician and jazz guitar classified. His biggest influences has been Paco de Lucia, Victor Wooten and Ozric Tentacles. He is tired of working on projects with people who were not really committed and did not feel the same passion for this art , in the UK was where he really understood how it could combine the sound of guitar. In Canada , with a group of Mexican electronic musicians , had the opportunity to perfect this project in early 2010. He was also invited and decided to collaborate with this friend Ivan DBri and this duo project.

// Links //

http://www.myspace.com/wirikAHH
http://www.cueplay.de

// Current Releases //

Wirek & Ivan Dbri – Wirek & Ivan Dbri – Ice Media
Ivan Dbri & Wirek – Our Deep Message – Cue Play

The CONDUIT // 010 – Razz

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// Razz //

Razz is one of those guys you want to have in your corner in this biz. The guy continually apologizes for his bad English but somehow does better than most of my native tongued friends, that’s because he’s part mischief maker and humble artist. In an age of overinflated egos both of those qualities go a long way.

As co-owner of Pantamuzik he’s unleashed some devastatingly great cuts like Altiplano that seem simple but are effective with a mix of traditional rootsy rhythms and futuristic synthesis that is unique. I suppose some of that unique sound comes from his days a skateboarding drummer on the streets of Buenos Aires. Today he calls Mexico City home, a place for him to live and make money as a professional musician without having to sacrifice his dignity in the process. You can hear his powerful skin work on the debut album from Guajira “Aguadiente” on Ombligo to get a better understanding of how good this guy is but here he dissects the past 10 years of Pantamuzik with a cookin’ mix that really moves. Quite a way to start the new year!   – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

1. Dich – Rubios & Gobidos (Razz Remix) – Darek Recordings
2. Razz – Chorro (Original Mix)
3. Razz – Altiplano (Argenis Brito Remix) – Pantamuzik
4. Shonky – Marabautage (Original Mix) – Freak N Chik
5. Israel Vich – Fotografias Viejas (M.in Remix) – Pantamuzik
6. Miki Gonzalez & Monopolar – Otra Marinera (Original Mix) – Pantamuzik
7. Razz – Viaje (Original Mix) – Pantamuzik
8. Razz – Hondo (Original Mix) – Blaq Records
9. Jay Haze & Guajira – Guajira (Special Edit) – Pantamuzik
10. Miguel Toro – Kurduca (Piek Remix) – Pantamuzik

// Bio //

A few years ago a dj collective crashed into the Buenos Aires scene with a fresh idea: InDaMix was an intense and creative approach to dancefloor-driven turntablism by Neb, Facundo Piñeiro, Wan Lee y Panther, playing on 8 hands. They taught Razz how to mix, and soon thereafter he was a part of those mytical parties, djing back to back with his mentors. But his love for electronic music comes back from 1990 as an early fan of Z95 radio station and rave parties at Parque Sarmiento. Trained as a drummer, he decided to switch to turntables to express his particular ideas about groove. His career led him to play in an overwhelming number of parties and venues in Argentina, along with practically every fellow artist in that competitive scene. His residencies at Superclub (Buenos Aires News), BPM, Opera Bay and the Garage party speak loud about his talent. He moves to Mexico to become a part of Pantamuzik artist roaster as a DJ, with the task of researching, finding and spinning quality music made in Latin America that hasn’t been discovered yet.

// Links //

http://www.myspace.com/razzmusica
http://www.facebook.com/Pantamuzik#!/Razzmusic
http://pantamuzik.dequeinteractivo.com

// Current Releases //

Guajira, Jay Haze – Guajira – Pantamuzik
Razz – Hondo – Blaq Records
Razz – Altiplano – Pantamuzik

The CONDUIT // 007 – Signal Deluxe

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// Signal Deluxe //

If you would have told me at the beginning of this year that two of my best friends in this biz would be the husband and wife techno/dubstep duo Signal Deluxe I’d have laughed and shook my head in disbelief. Based in Mexico City, I’ve never worked with such sincere and devoted artists in my life. I am consistently impressed with their own releases, the releases they put out on their label Blaq (which they run in conjunction with their friend Soundspace, another prominent North American artist), not to mention the new dubstep/electronica band Guajira they are in. But it’s the couple’s vast knowledge of music and indefatigable optimism that has really cemented our bond and their mix for The CONDUIT is an excellent showcase of Signal Deluxe’s funkier side. Hopefully we can have them back in the Spring after their debut album drops on Ombligo to show off some of their amazing dubstep cuts as well.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

digital soul rebels….cosmic freelancers of the new millenium….futuristic groove alchemists. long dj sets are best for this two beat junkies and open minded crowds are esential for establishing a good line of funk comunication between this groove riders and their interstellar starship tripulation. groovy basslines, futuristic soundscapes and freestyle beats. with jamaica in their hearts, los angeles in their fingers, berlin in their souls and mexico in their blood SIGNAL DELUXE takes the dancefloor on a new experience everytime they take control of the soundsystem. their unique and freaked out style has taken them to places like costa rica, chile, colombia, mexico, usa, canada, germany, france, austria, poland, switzerland, holland, sweden and spain. rocking big crowds around the world in open air festivals as well as the more intimate after hours club format they always deliver their sweet sound on point. bring on the night….

for booking please contact: booking@soundsofearth.net

// Links //

http://myspace.com/signaldeluxe
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/signaldeluxe
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Signal+Deluxe
http://myspace.com/blaqrecords

// Current Releases //

Signal Deluxe – Digital Amarilla EP [Fade Records]
Signal Deluxe – Pleasure Capsule [Thoughtless Music]
Dich – Gasteropodos (Signal Deluxe Remix) [Darek]

The CONDUIT // 003 – Funk Shuei & Bioniq

Showcasing the incredible releases on Mexico based tech-house/techno label Dialtone Records, Episode 003 features an exclusive mix by Funk Shuei (Christian Orlo & Alexis O.L) and Bioniq (Luis Siller and Alex Galvan).

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// Funk Shuei & Bioniq //

Dialtone is one of those numerous great labels bubbling up in Mexico, dance music’s new hotbed of creativity. Many of the labels are from Mexico City, but Dialtone’s founders Alexis and Christian are from Cancun in the East (and on the beach). I think for that reason the label’s music is quite different –  less dark and more dancable. The label roster is led by the Dialtone bosses under the alias Funk Shuei, for this mix they teamed up with Monterrey’s prolific producer Alex Galvan aka Bioniq for a Dialtone label retrospective to give listeners a full picture of what’s going on down south.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Links //

http://www.dialtonerecs.com
http://www.myspace.com/funkshueistudios
http://www.myspace.com/bioniqmusic
http://www.bioniqmusic.com

// Current Releases //

Derek Marin – Outside In (Funk Shuei Edit) [Dialtone] /
Bioniq – Mothafunky (Funk Shuei Remix) [Dialtone] /
Montiel – Marea (Funk Shuei Remix) [Dialtone] /
Bioniq – Mothafunky EP [Dialtone] /
Bioniq – Feel Together [Blaq] /