FM stands for freak magnet and this is the project from Santiago Rodriguez & Jorge Garcia, this two mexican techno renegades hold the underground flag real high,
60's psychedelic funked up downtempo indie dance with a techno edge and a housey groove all over it.
Santiago is our favorite sound engineer in Mexico, just walking into his studio "La casa verde" is already an analog dream come true, with pieces of gear that belonged to Jethro Tull and analog toys to trip your ears out, together with punk meister Jorge they create a unique blend of electronica that is so refreshing to the ears as it is to the soul, the warmth of analog gear and mixers blended with the organic beauty of live instrumentation and the sudden psychedelia of vocals from some genius collaborators.
you can hear Jorge's drunken sloppiness in the drums way back in the mix giving their music such a live feeling, his live basslines with such rock and roll soul in them make you wanna get up and dance. These 2 guys are the rebel scum of mexican techno taking things back underground where it all belongs, this album truly represents the spirit of Blaq records one that speaks of freedom, fusion of styles and genres, absolute forward thinking electronica where future and love for the roots combine in one symbiotic alignment of frequencies.
A few guest artists and collaborations from mexico's underground scene.
The remixes this time come from Chris Fortier and Metrika
Chris is a true force behind electronica he is loved in Mexico and holds a very special place in people's hearts in our country, always supporting our scene in many ways, we have collaborated with him in the past many times and has always been a pleasurable and amazing experience, having Chris on our label is a true honor, and for this LP he did 2 remixes for 2 different tracks and both are just amazing!!
courtesy of Fade records.
Music for dancefloors, hard to describe and to label under one style, just good electronic beats for these endless nights of joy and dancin', the vocals get worked nicely in both jams, "do we have a purpose" is pumped a few notches and keeps it's groove steady and simple, letting the vocal flow over it.
Chris turns "native mexican people" into a phatt tech house gem, with Didi's vocals in spanish making this one a seriously sexy thang.
Metrika's remix is one funky tech house jam, Diego has been a good friend of Blaq records for a long time, definitely one of Mexico's top exportees, with some huge releases under his belt and an international profile
his remix is a bomb!! keeping the vocals of Dyago but chunking up the beat turns the original into one funky dirty affair for the late dancers, Diego knows the dancefloor inside out and this remix also reflects his layed back and friendly personality he is known for. groovy and playfull with a tight beat to keep all things in place. also the vocals play an important part of this remix reminding us of the original track the best way possible.