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Pacha Massive and Nortec Collective
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Canal Room

Written by Eve Hyman
Photographed by Katherin Wermke




Pacha Massive

Pacha Massive is building a massive following on the college radio charts with its new record . The band played the Canal Room this month and invited fellow Latin electronauts Nortec Collective to share the bill. We caught their live show and joined a loyal crowd in celebrating their new release. We stayed to catch the Nortec set and enjoyed the beats which fuse Mexican Norteno with a wide variety of drum beats and synthetic soundbursts.

Pacha Massive were bass, drums, flute and a variety of female vocalists. At the apex of the group is founder Alex who cuts into the lush lady vocals to add Spanish rhymes. The music is a Sade kind of take on pan Latin rhythms – soothing and lovely. On stage, Pacha is still coming into its own but the buzz is strong and it’ll be interesting to catch them this summer and see what they do with the record live - once they’ve had a moment to work it out.



Nortec Collective

Nortec Collective was in its stripped down state with laptops and djs. They built a gorgeous soundscape for their fans to dance off the winter night with some warmth (courtesy of Northern Mexico).



Pacha Massive


Pacha Massive


Nortec Collective


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