Nortec Collective's Hiperboreal will be in town Friday, July 18 for a special DJ set at “Celebrate Tijuana in San Diego” at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The party will be featuring the authors of coffee-table book, “Tijuana/22000”; the re-edited history book, “Tijuana 1964"; along with the guest of honor, Tijuana's Mayor, Dr. Jorge Aztiazaran Orci.
The culture-filled evening will be totally Tijuana: Photography slideshows of the city, tequila tasting by Tequila El Cachanilla, the original caesar Salad recipe (for those that don't know, it was invented in Tijuana), local craft beers from BCB Brewery and Cerveceria Tijuana -- and last but not least, music by Tijuana's very own Hiperboreal of Nortec Collective, and DJ Mateo.
In April, Hiperboreal (meaning "beyond the north") released the dicey, but quasi glam music video for “La City.” Vocalist Radha Murillo sings the chorus in perfect Spanglish, “La City will be less fun.” The song off their upcoming, as-of-yet untitled full-length. Despite its funky, electronic disco feel it's actually a song in memoriam to their close friend and writer, Rafa Saavedra, who passed away last year.
“'La City' is an homage to our drinking nights and fascination we have with Tijuana,” explains PG Beas, producer and composer of Hiperboreal. “Genuine cantinas like El Copa Cabana (or 'El C.C.'), where we shot the video, is bizarre and genuine. They have an impressive jukebox: You can listen to every norteno and banda music as you'd expect, but you can also listen to Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop, Bowie, Daft Punk. Plus, the Latin crooners like Sandro de America and Camilo Sesto.”
Hiperboreal is currently on tour with an eye-gasmic set titled, “-Humans + Machines,” and will feature their new track, “La City,” just to keep you anticipating that new-new.
Hiperboreal will feature a part of that set at “Celebrate Tijuana in San Diego” at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. More info here. Watch “La City” here.
Dita Quinones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino, Filipino and hip-hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, Fox News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, San Diego CityBeat and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter or on Facebook.
Published at 12:43 PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014