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This is unlike anything you've heard before. Mixing techno, retro, surf, dance, lounge, classic rock, and SoCal good times all in feel-good instrumentals, Titan's Elevator offers something you could term Mexican electronica, a daring offering in such tepid musical times. Hailing from Mexico City, the trio, made up of bassist/drummer Jay de le Cueva, guitarist Julian Lede, and keyboardist Emilio Acevedo, Titan (pronounced Tee-tuhn) performs complex cuts that are all the more inspiring because they have the laid-back feel of some friends messing around in their parents' basement. Without the smugness or retarded development of many punk bands, the members of Titan hark back to their childhood, effortlessly eliciting that elusive "retro" feel so ubiquitous and so misguided in the late '90s. They perform with a gleeful abandon and an irreverence that is best heard on "C'mon Feel the Noise," which was inspired by '70s TV actor and sometime pop singer David Soul. The tracks are wildly disparate and any of them could be a soundtrack to some groovy '60s foreign film or remixed as pop/dance/house songs. Elevator is a tight, eclectic, unique album.

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