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Nortec Collective Biography


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Birth Place: Tijuana and Northern Mexico, Mexico
Years Active: 2001–present
Genres: Electronica, Techno, Nortec


Nortec Collective is a musical ensemble from northern Mexico. Their musical genre includes electronica in the nortec ("norteño" + "techno") style.

Nortec Collective's second album, ''Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3,'' (Nacional Records) received much critical praise and was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards in 2006. 2008's ''Tijuana Sound Machine'' by Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich and Fussible (also Nacional Records) was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. In 2010, ''Corridos Urbanos'' by Nortec Collective Presents Clorofila was released.

According to the Collective's Myspace page , "For the time being, Nortec Collective has decided to release music separately ..." and "Until further notice, there will be not be any bookings for Nortec, Nortec Collective or Colectivo Nortec with the full 4 member line-up."

The Nortec Collective has borrowed several elements of the Chinola sub-culture and have used them both in their songs (Narcoteque, Almada) and in their visuals and album covers.