ENTREVISTA EXCLUSIVA: La banda mexicana Titán

Chant Magazine joined Titan for a exclusive one on one interview, in which translator Darrol Noah conducted. For non-spanish speakers please utilize a translator:
DSC04135c photo credit Mark Powell(1).jpeg¿Cómo surgió la banda, cómo se unieron?
Se podría decir que TITAN es una continuación o secuela de Melamina Ponderosa (Épico 006), banda de industrial psicodélico en la que se conocieron Emilio y Julián en 1988 donde trabajaban ya con samplers, cajas de ritmo y plástico. Jay se una al grupo en 1998 como cereza de pastel. 
Quien eligió el nombre de Titán?
 Julian, viene de lo que era una soda Mexicana muy barata que los albañiles usaban para hacer coctelería. 
Detalles sobre su nuevo álbum, “Dama”. ¿Cuál fue la inspiración?
La inspiración del disco es el cambio de Titan como entidad, la vida nocturna en México, la situación política, las drogas, la sorpresa y el desconcierto del público. 
Canciones favoritas de Dama?
 Dark Rain, El Rey del Swing, Dama Fina, Dama Negra, Sangre.
¿Cuáles fueron algunas de las bandas Titan alzó la vista en el principio?
 Cold Cut, Funkadelic, Acid House, Yello, Sumo, Soundtracks, 
El Rey del Swing? El vídeo es más potente, con un mensaje tan blatent y metafórica, lo que era lo que querías a los espectadores para agarrar de lo visual?
 No realmente, es lo que queríamos contar: la traición a la propia sangre, el suicidio, la catarsis, el despertar del diablo, el ritual de iniciación, la danza de los muertos vivientes: El Rey del Swing. 
¿Cuáles son algunos de los mejores lugares que has seguido? ¿Quién ha tenido la mejor afición Titan?
Donde más tocamos y toureamos y hemos tenido fiesta con sexo folclórico ha sido en todo Europa pero sobre todo Inglaterra, Francia y España. 
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DAMA, their new album, is the latest in a long list of projects keeping the Mexican project busy. With their first new major LP in eleven years, they’ve used the time to recruit a stars like Gary Numan, Egyptian Lover and Siobhan Fahey from Bananarama/ Shakespeares Sister.

DAMA, the new album from TITAN, is the latest in a long list of projects keeping the Mexican cult electronic rockers busy. They have however, recruited stars like Gary Numan, Egyptian Lover and Siobhan Fahey from Bananarama and Shakespeares Sister for their first new major LP in eleven years.
The video for lead single ‘Dama Fina’, Filmed by Rogelio Sikander in one of the countless dilapidated warehouses on the sprawling outskirts of Mexico City, exploits tensions between pleasure and pain – alongside the trio’s signature dark humor set to a haunting, minimal groove. It’s clear that contemporary artists such as Arca and Gaika have been influenced in part by the Mexican trio’s aesthetic and dark creativity.
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Reconstituted from the remains of industrial act Melamina Ponderosa in 1992, TITAN have powered Mexico’s enduring indie rock and electronic scene. Their 1995 debut, Terrodisco, unleashed a tsunami of Mexican pop music that cleared the way for acts like Kinky, Nortec Collective, Rebolledo amongst others. They followed up their breakthrough in 1998 with the EP C’mon Feel the Noise, before dropping two more EPs featuring 40 remixes of their hit, ‘Corazón’ in 1999 on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label. In 2000, the milestone album Elevator (produced by Michael Franti, Craig Borrell and Ross Harris) was released by Virgin to worldwide acclaim. An eponymous album, TITAN followed on Mexican indie label Nuevos Ricos in 2005. Since then, TITAN have spent most of their time touring, mainly in Latin America and Europe, playing at major events such as Corona Music Fest, Reading Festival, Transmusicales and working on numerous side projects.
Like fellow iconoclasts Avalanches and Portishead, TITAN doesn’t record an album every two years. As they see it, “it is very healthy to take some time to do some other stuff and make an album when you really want to. We’ve always worked like that, maybe on this occasion we took some extra time.”
The wait has been worth it. TITAN, as they remind everyone, never broke up, never stopped creating, performing, touring, producing. DAMA happened in 2016, “because the planets aligned. The conditions we wanted to make the new album were the ones we were looking for some years ago: economic independence, amazing recording studio, incredible producer, great collaborations.”
DAMA will be released in August 2016 by ÉPICO in Latin America and by ATP Recordings globally. A 2017 tour is in the works and will bring TITAN’s experimental theatrics to new audiences and old fans worldwide.

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