Onda Mundial Announces New Releases And March Residency Line-Up

Onda Mundial, a Mexico based community of artists, creatives and enthusiasts of Latin electronic music and culture, kicks off 2020 with a series of exciting new releases. Most recently the boundary breaking label released Disorden y Progresso Vol 1.

Disorden y Progresso Vol 1 is the first released compilation from the imprint with the goal of releasing three more to complete the series. The new release has brought together four amazingly talented Brazilian artists and producers of several generations; including EXZ, DJ Malka,Yule & JGB, and Ralany Sinara. Together they instantaneously create a chaotic and diversely vibrant, vital power during a critical time in music and history. The title is a playful reinterpretation, and subversive look at the national motto of Brazil (Ordem e Progresso). Each artist who appears on this first edition, is convinced that through electronic music a voice can be raised against everything that afflicts the Planet. The more difficult things get, the more stimuli for union and creativity. The release dropped in January with Volume 2 due out in March.

By releasing new music from emerging and known artists and producers within the Latin American dance circuit, Onda Mundial is setting out to create an iconic catalog that faithfully represents contemporary sounds from the region. Adding to the releases this February Onda Mundial will drop a two single EP from Klik y Frik, a new project from the masterminds of Frikstailer, Rafa Caivano and Lisandro Sona. The EP is comprised of “Momoto” a track that maintains introspective elements and almost cinematic progression – a great downtempo track perfect for relaxation or just chillin’. And “Salamanquesa” sonically is closer to cumbia rhythms that appeal to the clarinet heard in 1950’s cumbia orchestras. But with synthesizers that maintain the interest of contemporary dance floors hits.

Inspired from the duo’s residency with Onda Mundial at their club Galera in Mexico City, Rafa reflects, “El momoto es un ave y la salamanquesa es una lagartija, ambas muy bonitas. Tienes que googlearlas con los nombres científicos y te salen las fotos. Y la idea era anclar el lanzamiento a Tepoztlán. Una de las razones es que cuando llegamos a México, fue el primer lugar donde nos instalamos un tiempito hasta que encontramos casa en la Ciudad de México. Y otra es que tenemos ahí a nuestro ingeniero de sonido y gran amigo Andrés Oddone. Siempre ha sido un lugar en el que nos movemos mucho, a donde íbamos bastante. Al final salió la posibilidad de filmar los videos también en Tepoz y todo cobró más sentido aún. Tiene que ver con eso y con homenajear especies endémicas de la zona”

[ The momoto is a bird and the salamanquesa is a lizard, both are beautiful. You have to Google their scientific names and check out the photos. And the idea was to anchor the launch in Tepoztlán. It was one of the reasons we came to México, it was the first place where we stayed before we found a house in Mexico City. And the other was our sound engineer and great friend Andrés Oddone. It was also the place we were going to or coming from a lot. And finally, we had the opportunity to film our video in Tepoz – and everything made more sense. It has to do with all of that and honoring the endemic species of the area.]

The EP, ‘Momoto’ is due out now, listen here https://backl.ink/125071147, and everywhere you stream music.

The following week, Onda Mundial is due to release a new title from Barda (AKA Cecilia Gebhard), ‘Paseo Telúrico.’ The DJ and singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina, creates deep organic electronic textures, which invites you to dive into and dance between the fusion of machines and nature, through songs, grooves, bass and textures that make up several planes that create a sound habitat for the dance floor.

Barda reflects, “Conceptualmente, Paseo Telúrico es la mezcla de sonidos de síntesis y sonidos orgánicos. Hay un poco de guitarra, pero usada de manera no convencional para explorar distintas texturas y distintos cruces. Hace referencia a la Tierra, a los hábitats naturales y a la mixtura entre las máquinas y la naturaleza. Cuenta con colaboraciones de Andy Andean, de Chile, y un remix de Orieta Chrem, de Perú. Los tres temas que lo componen son una mezcla de distintas culturas, y una mezcla de lo orgánico con las máquinas.”

[Conceptually ‘Paseo Telurico’ is a mix of synthesized and organic sounds. There is a little guitar, but used unconventionally to explore textures and distinct crosses. It also references to the Earth, natural habitats and the mixture between machines and nature. It has collaborations from Andy Andean, from Chile, and a remix from Orieta Chrem, from Peru. The three themes are a mixture of different cultures, and of organic textures with machines.

The new release ‘Paseo Telurico’ is due out now listen here: https://backl.ink/126618127 and available everywhere you stream music.

For their monthly residency Onda Mundial presents a stellar line-up at Ex Fabrica de Harina / Anden Tacuba / Foro Cultural en Extinción this March with best sound system out of the UK, Channel One Sound System, who will be joined with the best selectors in Mexico, Spiritual Sounds Sound System and Om Mani Padme Hum Soundsystem powered by MexicanDubSociety.  Additionally BADSISTA, OMAAR, and Dj Cami Layé Okún will round out the cultural sounds with their rave spirit. The gaining popularity of this event has solidified Onda Mundial in the scene. Every month club goers can expect an extraordinary dance environment with a strong sense of networking and communion within the local scene. This event will take place on March 20th at Ex Fabrica de Harina / Anden Tacuba / Foro Cultural en Extinción in Mexico City, check out the Facebook event for more details.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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