Mexican Producers Take a Dip in National Sound Archives for Inmersiva Project

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Mexico City’s Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD), along with the Fonoteca Nacional and some help from N.A.A.F.I.’s head honcho Tomás Davo, embarked on a sonic adventure called Inmersiva. They invited three Mexican producers to stretch the meaning of remixing and editing other people’s work, and to do so, they had access to the Fonoteca Nacional’s vast sound archive, with no restrictions at all.

The final results are three EPs from each of the participants: ℌEXOℜℭℑSMOS (aka Moisés Horta, from Los Macuanos) Espectral, and Vetiver Bong (aka Joaquín Rosendo Campero from Los Ángeles Azules). All of them dug deep into the Fonoteca catalog and grabbed inspiration and sounds from diverse origins, from original electronic experimentalists Antonio Russek and Julián Carrillo, to regional folkloric dance music, like Ikoots traditions. They cut, pasted, and reorganized the original sources with a strong avant-garde electronic approach.

If you’re in Mexico City tonight, head to the CCD headquarters and be a part of the Inmersiva launch party, where you’ll not only be able to hear all the music created for the project, but where you can also cop physical copies of the three EPs, full of the truly remarkable pieces put together by the producers. For everyone else all around the world, you can check out the EPs right now on CCDRadio.