PANOPTICA – Ojala (single) – Digital Download
One of the key figures in the Mexican electronic scene since the late 80s, Roberto A. Mendoza (aka Panoptica) got famous for starting bands like electro pos-industrial outfit Artefakto and taking part in the Tijuana-based norteña-meets-techno Nortec Collective later in the 90’s, topping charts with the Album Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3, nominated for two Latin Grammys for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Recording Package”
During the creation of his latest project for the Orchestra – a brand new live show for made of amazing choreographic sequences involving an entire dance troupe – Panoptica got back to his electronica roots and began working his upcoming EP titled “20/20”.
The new recording features 6 tracks all possessing their individuality yet sharing a clear experimental yet dancy feeling.
Traditional sounds get re-thinked, remixed and contaminated by modern electronics, connecting genres and traditions, pushing the music boundaries of the artist to new limits.
Panoptica keeps faith to his name and wants to show us that there is no tradition existing of its own accord. We shouldn’t think about it as a docile transmission of some dead deposit.
Instead, and always, tradition has to be embraced, cultivated, renovated – and sometimes – even forgotten.
© Fat! Records 2019