PEPE MOGT + RAMON AMEZCUA
(DJ SET) FROM NORTEC COLLECTIVE
Ramón Amezcua (i.e., Bostich) and Pepe Mogt (i.e., Fussible) are an electronica production duo affiliated with the Tijuana, Mexico-based Nortec Collective. The collective’s style emerged from the burgeoning Tijuana electronic scene, performing a style of music that they invented called Nortec– a fusion of Norteño ("from the North") and Techno, documenting the collision between the style and culture of electronica music, characterized by dance beats fused with traditional forms of Mexican music.
The duo first teamed up for the electronica project Monnithor during the mid- to late '90s, ultimately releasing some of their collaborative productions on the Mil Records compilations Nortec Sampler (1999) and Nortec Experimental (2001). Prior to teaming up, the two had worked individually. Amezcua began working as Bostich in 1988, releasing the album Elektronische (1994) on the label Opción Sónica, while Mogt began working as Fussible in 1997, releasing the album Fono (1999) on Opción Sónica. Prior to working as Fussible, Mogt had been a member of the industrial band Artefakto, which released the albums Des-Construccion (1993), Tierra Eléctrica (1995), and Interruptor (1997) on Opción Sónica.
Beginning in 1999, in the wake of their partnership as Monnithor, Amezcua and Mogt worked together as contributors to the Nortec Collective -- a collective of Mexican electronica producers whose style fused norteño with techno (hence the term "nortec") -- and their individual productions as Bostich and Fussible were featured on the albums The Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 1 (2001) and Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3 (2005). Then in 2008 they released the collaborative album Tijuana Sound Machine, billed to "Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible."
Over the years, the group has garnered multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and has toured the globe, gracing the stages of Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, The Opening Ceremony of the Panamerican Games, Austin City Limits, the Hollywood Bowl, SXSW, Glastonbury, Roskilde and many other countries and continents. Their latest album “Motel Baja” is the third of a trio of albums under the "Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible” banner, starting with “Tijuana Sound Machine” and “Bulevar 2000”.