SUPPORT FOR ‘MINIMAL STUFFING’
“A heaving return firmly rooted in dance music that pushes their sound into new directions, taking their worldly instrumentation and aligning it with a thick dance core that really brings things up a notch.”
– Pilerats (AUS)
Premiered on Double J’s Stir It Up
Following on from the release of their critically praised single ‘Minimal Stuffing’, Gold Coast-based electronic-dance quartet Tijuana Cartel has just unveiled the accompanying video clip – directed and animated by Carey O’Sullivan of Hot Damn Productions.
The clip showcases a psychedelic wonderland of shapes and colours, flowing to the track’s instrumentation, all captured through the use of a 3D scanner made out of a record player – the kaleidoscope visuals resulting in a mind-bending Synaesthesia of digitally warped music and nature.
Casey talks about the process and inspiration behind ‘the clip:
“Much of the animated stuff comes out of my backyard garden. I’ve had a long-term fascination with recursive forms and patterns that are emerging in nature. We started with a goal to digitally recreate these natural structures for synced visualisations for the live show. However, it became apparent there weren’t any available tools to do the job. So, in true nerd DIY fashion, I decided the only way was to create some. When we finished this track, we knew it was a perfect match for the fruits of the digital nature machine.”
In the live arena, the band have sold out multiple Australian headline tours and played notable events Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Bluesfest, Wollombi Music Festival and Subsonic Music Festival. To coincide with the release, the band have performed in Maroochydore, before finishing the tour in Brisbane in September. This comes off the back of them winning the ‘Live Act of the Year’ award a few months ago at the Gold Coast Music Awards.
Since release the track has been widely embraced by the likes of Indie Shuffle (ZAF), Pilerats, Acid Stag and Forte Magazine, with radio support from triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, Bay FM and Radio Adelaide. Previous releases have also been supported by Music Feeds, Beat Mag, The Music, The AU Review, FBi, 3RRR, Edge Radio and NOOSA FM.
Tijuana Cartel will release their forthcoming new album ‘Acid Pony’ on November 13th.
‘Minimal Stuffing’ is available worldwide now
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Strictly limited tickets
FRI 31 JUL | LIVESTREAM
SAT 29 AUG | THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
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