Rose_MusikTo celebrate the German-Mexican year, a series of techno events kicked-off with Djs from the Berlin club ://about blank last weekend in Mexico City.

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go and see what a group of people are doing down in México for the German-Mexican year 2016.

Goethe-Institut Mexiko in collaboration with Rockets Musik and ENSAMBLE are working on a series of events that will offer the most relevant conversations about electronic music and its role in cultural exchange. But what does that tell me about the Mexican night life scene?

 

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I arrived and Daniel Castrejón (Selector/Umor Rex Records) was playing for around 200 people. The venue was as dark as the music. People started drinking and dancing, accompanied by monochromatic visuals by Pulso Transmisor/ of Malamigo.

The club was under an overpass in Mexico City. A perfect venue for an underground techno night. Time moved slow to the rhythm of the vinyls, followed by the versatility of Practice’s live act. The performance took us to the dance floor, accelerating our heart beats, creating the perfect warm up for what was coming.

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At midnight the party was already sold out. And you could feel it in the room: it was so packed, lighting up a flame was almost impossible. It was hot. People continued arriving the whole night, craving for a ticket or even a press pass, but it was impossible. The venue had filled up to its full capacity.

On black out, the sound of a solid techno base drum started pumping, followed by the screams of the masses. The faces of Barbara Hoffman and Jessamine appeared by the lights of the visuals that were rising like that techno sound that made me feel like I was in Berlín again. Being part of a massive group of people that only wanted one thing for the night: dance.

 

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That night was one in a million. People were happy – Mexicans love to party. We love to dance and enjoy the energy of a crowd. We love techno.

In between the night Silva Rymd appeared playing a nice deep techno that kept our hearts on the mood of the night, she is another resident dj at about blank club.

One remarkable thing about the performance of the night was Billboard from Eduardo Jiménez who designed a software ruled by the mood of the people. They could send a tweet and change the #color #beat or #noise of the visuals, and interact in real time with the party. “You can’t control everything, sometimes people need to decide the feeling of the night”.

Thanks to Rockets for inviting me to document the german nights of this year.

Berlin Mexiko Techno, Foto: Florencia Morán

 

All Photos: Florencia Morán

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