The alternative electronic scene in Mexico expands with every passing day, creating new roots that are increasingly being influenced by the local flavor as opposed to foreign references. Guadalajara’s FΛcy SedΛted could be a part of this new optic taking electronic music in Mexico to the next level. At the tender age of 17, this kid is gearing up to grow a lot musically in the next few years with more than a couple small releases under his belt and having already started two local labels with friends: One known as Da Future, which we’ve partially covered here in the past with MVNG’s latest Pacific Sol Bird EP; and the other as ’90s Bastards, which seems even more focused on crazy electronic tween punk culture that loves ’90s rave music imagery.
After going through many types of music and production styles ranging from electro-dubstep-noise to experimental hip-hop in a rather short time period, FΛcy SedΛted has currently settled for a smooth, R&B-driven and danceable sound. In some ways it reminds me of what Finesse Records artists sound like, although a bit rougher around the edges and I mean this in a good way. This is melodic, raw music we’re dealing with here, which can be better understood in his latest CISCANDRA EP released via Da Future, which exposes his ideas regarding everything future hip-hop and R&B with a sprinkle of space funk all over.
Even though I think this latest work is extremely solid, I’m hoping he’ll start playing more in the vein of one of his latest uploads, “Take a Chance,” and a remix for Janet Jackson’s “Can’t Be Good,” which add 4×4 house patterns to that big Future Funk soup he’s building up in his head. “Take a Chance,” the more consolidated track of the two, takes a pretty complex trip through soft and warm synth melodies and funk kit percussions without losing its high danceability factor. It definitely blew my mind after hearing it a couple of times.
Given the young age of the artist, I can only say that right now he’s a small glimpse into how Mexican electronic music could develop in the next couple of years. It’s becoming clearer every day that underground artists and collectives like the ones FΛcy represents are growing and sprouting with more frequency at local levels. There’s a drive for a new identity in modern Mexican music and I think we’re starting to see the first signs of a culture and lifestyle that could become predominant and established sooner than we think.