V/A – Made In Mexico – Coming 14th Oct!
September 2, 2016
After years of plotting, amigos Ishikawa and Psykoatl finally got together and began playing with the idea of a compilation featuring only Mexican acts making twilight and hi-tech psytrance. Over the course of many knob twisting and beat hacking sessions – they were able to assemble an explosive collection of works from the freshest talent that the Mexican psytrance scene has to offer today, aptly named “Made In Mexico”!
This saga starts off with newcomers Epitaph and “Talkin Dave”. A haunting and mind bending story – Ishikawa and Psykoatl could not have thought of a more fitting way to start this magnum opus. Following up is the hyper melodic “Dirty World”, produced by rising star – 1.16. This is a deep story full of energy and violins, topped off with a serious bassline that means business.
Now that the tone of the compilation is set, Thorus Wrath – runner up winner of the X-Side – Dominate Remixes competition – presents his winning remix. A real rumbler of a track, with his signature treatment to the bassline – there is no stopping this beast. Amplifying energy levels even more, Domination takes things to the next level with “Mars Attacks”. Full of furious energy – Domination leads an assault on the senses that is known to manifest itself in listeners through uncontrolled stomping.
Just when you thought you could not handle any more energy – Roby and M.A.D (the super powered duo of X-Side and Eyetek), continue the sonic “Invasion”. There is no turning back, there is no surrender. Initiating motivation protocol! Not for the faint of heart, these 3 minds join forces to give you every adrenaline junkie’s dancefloor anthem. If this wasn’t enough, whizz kid Outer Connection thrills with his unrelenting remix of Portuguese master Sidhartha’s “Omniverse”. A beast of a track, for maximum enjoyment and your safety – we recommended that this be played loud, preferably in a large open area. You have been warned!
Moving on to the latter half of this release, Psykoatl and Ishikawa shift their focus on to deeper darker sounds. The Concept Nemesis (T.C.N), hot on the heels of his epic “Exhausting the Limit” EP, presents “Subjective”. A deranged twister, with production so clean – one cannot help but grin like a boy with a new toy. Keeping the darker mood going, The Evil Monkey explains to us his “Isolated System”. Equipped with sinister melodies, and enough energy to power a spaceship – this is one system that should not be tampered with. As the release approaches it end, listeners are treated to the triumphant return of mastermind – Akros. With “Omega”, Akros stays true to his original style and presents a cracker of a track which literally explodes with melodies to mark the end of this sonic adventure.
“Made In Mexico” is the culmination of months of hard work from the Phonix Family with the sole intention of putting the spot light on Mexico and the new wave of talent that is all but set to take over radio waves galaxy wide! With that said, we humbly ask listeners once more to boldly go forth and again – take us to their speakers and push the limits of sonic manipulation! Viva La Mexico!
1. Epitaph – Talkin Dave 145 BPM
Written and produced by Andres Romero and Leonardo Novelo @ Epitaph Studio, Mexico
2. 1.16 – Dirty World 146 BPM
Written and Produced by Irving Lagunes Gómez @ 1.16 Studio, Mexico
3. X-Side – Dominate (Thorus Wrath RMX) 146 BPM
Originally written and produced by Jose Luis Cruz @ X-Side Studio, Mexico
Remixed by Manuel Olmos @ Thorus Wrath Studio, Mexico
4. Domination – Mars Attacks 147 BPM
Written and produced by Ricardo Barreto @ Domination Studio, Mexico
5. Roby vs M.A.D – Invasion 147 BPM
Written and produced by Roby Martinez Cantu @ Roby Studio, Mexico and Jose Luis Cruz and Claudio Pereira @ M.A.D Studio, Mexico/Portugal
6. Sidhartha – Omniverse (Outer Connection RMX) 147 BPM
Originally written by Nuno Santos @ Sidhartha Studio, Portugal
Remixed by Kevin Rodríguez @ Outer Connection Studio, Mexico
7. The Concept Nemesis – Subjective 146 BPM
Written and produced by Franco Sanchez @ The Concept Nemesis Studio, Mexico
8. The Evil Monkey – Isolated System 147 BPM
Written and produced by Pablo Pérez Sahagún @ The Evil Monkey Studio, Mexico
9. Akros – Omega 147 BPM
Written and produced by Fernando Miranda @ Akros Studio, Mexico
Track 4 released with permission from MMD Records
Track 6 released with permission from Hypergate Records
Mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering, South Africa
Artwork by Derren Nuttall aka Ink Junkie
Available at Beatport exclusively starting October 14th 2016
Available elsewhere starting October 28th 2016:
The Concept Nemesis – Exhausting the Limit EP
V/A – The Twilight Core Vol. 2