Ramón Amezcua, aka Bostich, is a Tijuana based electronic music composer and producer. He is considered to be the Godfather of Nortec, a style of electronic music that combines elements of classic Tambora and Norteño music, instruments and rhythms with techno beats and production techniques. His project “Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible” has been nominated for several Grammy awards. We asked Ramón for a list of 10 albums that he found influential and inspiring and he came back with this list of krautrock, ambient and classic electronic music.
This album was my first encounter with electronic music, here I discovered the existence of synthesizers.
Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports
With this album I noticed new sound possibilities where ambient and textures take over.
Klaus Schulze, Moondawn
This was the record that I listened to the most when I was in high school; I went to class listening to it in my Walkman.
Yello, You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
This was the record that motivated me the most in starting my music project. I took the name Bostich from one of the songs from Yello’s album Solid Pleasure.
Giorgio Moroder, E=MC2
Every time I listened to this record I imagined that the future of dance music would be totally electronic.
Walter Carlos, Switched on Bach
I always liked classical music, but when I heard this record my mind almost exploded with what Wendy Carlos accomplished.
Jean-Michel Jarre, Oxygene
This will be my most classic electronic music album; it has always been a trip listening to it.
Aphex Twin, Richard D. James
This album has been very inspiring to me, very intelligent music.
Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians
Every time I heard Steve Reich I would always imagine his music was made with analogue sequencers. Up to date it is one of my favorite records.
Kraftwerk, Computer World
One of the most inspiring records where the beats and sequences marked a tendency.
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