World/ Electro/ Roots
Tijuana Cartel is like no other band in Australia.
Like a genetic graft of The Chemical Brothers with that flamenco guitarist you once saw killing it in the streets of Seville, Tijuana Cartel’s sound is high-energy, guitar-driven, world music for indie kids.
Carey O’Sullivan and Paul George met at high school and found their feet in the 1990s underground venues of Australia’s most famous beach city – the Gold Coast. A multicultural melting pot with pristine beaches and rainforests framed by skyscrapers and theme parks, it was the perfect place for the duo to perfect their sound: an east meets west wonderland for those seeking sensory overload, euphoria, fat beats and heavy, bass-fuelled electronica.
They’ve travelled through India, creating samples along the way, and played to enormous festivals in Europe. But since 2005, Tijuana Cartel have predominantly honed their live set on some of Australia’s biggest festivals.
As the primary catalyst for Australia’s east meets west electronic scene, Tijuana Cartel has a knack for blending layers of rich, intricate and atmospheric soundscapes with laid-back rhythms and luscious vocals.
Creating an electronic beats tapestry that will cut through to your very soul, Tijuana Cartel is the perfect accompaniment to the rich tapestry of offerings at any festival across the globe.
Check out Tijuana’s schedule here