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Nino Astronauta

by Nino Astronauta

Earth's greatest LIVE Electronic Trio (Electric/Synth Bass, Laptop/Keys/Guitar/Vocoder/Vocals + Drums) from Ensenada, Mexico creates both lush vibes & complex grooves in Nu-Jazz, 2-Step, Breakbeat, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Glitch Pop & Rock genres on this must-
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. San Fernando Rd
5:11 $0.99
2. Mendez
5:11 $0.99
3. Gran Hero
5:24 $0.99
4. Que's La Vida
6:30 $0.99
5. Cosmonauta
4:38 $0.99
6. Picale Pancho
4:50 $0.99
7. Menos Virrey
4:52 $0.99
8. Punch Line
4:43 $0.99
9. Motocleta 3000
6:52 $0.99
10. Hombre Bionico
4:02 $0.99
11. Interstellar
4:08 $0.99
12. Placozo 4-14
4:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Nino Astronauta is the progressive continuation of an international Electronic Music movement started a few years ago in Tijuana, Mexico by the Nortec Collective. Having crossed the border, both nationally & stylistically, this powerful trio - comprised by Tati (Bass), Arhkota (Drums) & Nashio (Keys/Laptop) - continues to explore musical fusion via electronics but relies more on live instrumentation than adding obscure Norteno samples over dance beats. Ending up somewhere between Nu-Jazz, Jazz Fusion, House, Breakbeat genres the result of their self-titled debut is truly something unique and fresh.

Having already shared stages with some of the biggest and most revered Electronic & Latin-Alternative artists (Kinky, Ozomatli, Bajofondo Tangoclub, Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Aphex Theory, Aterciopelados, Ely Guerra, Cecilia Noel, Fax, Jumbo, Erica Garcia, Pastilla, La Gusana Ciega, Zurdok, Andrea Echeverri, Los Abandoned, Gran Silencio, Ojos De Brujo, Volovan, Superlitio), Nino is now ready to embark on their own journey and lead.

This special release is now available worldwide and marks the first time it has ever been available outside of Mexico.



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Flavorpill, Chicago,

Fusing frenzied jazz with a bright, two-step kick, Baja.
Fusing frenzied jazz with a bright, two-step kick, Baja, CA,
live electronic group Niño Astronauta is the project of former Nortec Collective
member Ignacio Chavez (programming, keyboards - kobol)
Tati (bass- Acida) and Argel Cota (drums- Acida,kobol Dream comet.
Like much-heralded British electronic prodigy Squarepusher,
Niño Astronauta finds its groove best onstage, meshing its sparse instrumentation
into something kinky and kinetic. And tastemakers are starting to take notice —
the illustrious John Tejada recently remixed their song "San Fernando Rd."
Touring in support of their self-titled debut, the band's warm,
flowing melodies provide a nice West Coast counterpoint to Germany's oppressively trendy,
glitch-heavy beats. (PS)

flavorpill 2005, chicago,iLL


That rhythm section is right in the pocket.
Nino Astronauta (what a great name, right?) is three guys: Tati on the bass, Nashio on the sampler, guitar, keys, etc, and Argel on the drums. There's actually a live version of San Fernando Rd. on the single that's pretty amazing. I love it when electronic acts are able to pull off a good live sound -- and having live drums really helps a lot.
That rhythm section is right in the pocket. It reminds me of so many things, but it remains it's own entity entirely.The full-length is also pretty amazing. It's kind of jazzy in some respects,.


jazz-dipped, broken beat groovathons
It's rare for an electronic act to have an exciting live show without relying on visuals, dancers, or chemically-induced exuberance on the part of the crowd.
The exception that proves the rule, Niño Astronauta whip their audience into a trance. Ok, yes, they do cheat a little; their jazz-dipped, broken beat groovathons are concocted with live bass, drums, and guestvocalists. Originally from Ensenada, Mexico,
the trio have built a following based on the loose party atmosphere of their live performances.



Niño Astronauta notes!
Niño Astronauta has continually played at well known venues throughout the area, including “The Palace”, “Key Club”, “The Roxy”, “Whiskey-A-Go-Go”, “Spaceland”, “Knitting Factory”,El Rey, ‘Conga Room’, ‘California Plaza’, ‘Universal Amphitheater', ‘Latin Alternative Music Conference’, ‘Interface Festival México’, ‘South by Southwest’, ‘Baja Prog Jazz Festival’, "Radio Global Festival", "Northalsted Marked Festival" in Chicago,and others.

Niño Astronauta won the L.B.E Magazine music award as best live performance in 2002.

The song “Gran Hero” by Niño Astronauta, was selected by the extreme sports T.V. show “Adrenalina”, broadcast by Mun2 and Telemundo Internacional,the most viewed Hispanic networks in the USA and Latin America, 21 countries

Notable reviews have been written about Niño Astronauta’s debut CD,like Marie Claire,Sonika,El Universal,Playboy MX,El Heraldo,Ella,Drum,La Jornada,Eres,Celeste.,..receiving 3.5 stars from the predominately conventional famous rock magazine, ‘The Rolling Stone: Mexico’.