Certificate 18's latest release comes from Ruisort, from Mexico. From the high-ball beaches of Acapulco to the tropical cha- cha- cha waltzes of Mexico City, Ruisort's post- lounge electronica Mexicana hits the UK on 25 March 2002 with the release of his debut album 'Acapulco Now'.
Influences have included Kraftwerk, The Orb and, Howie B, Kruder & Dorfmeister and Uwe Schmidt, but Ruisort has always had his own sound in mind, describing it himself as "one of the strangest products of the musical imagery surrounding the Mexican tropics".
His collaboration with Andre Sanchez, former bass player for the Mexican band Titan is to appear in a deep house and chill out anthology released by Noiselab Records in Mexico City this year. Acapulco Now features Fussibles' (part of the Nortec Collective) up-tempo breakbeat workout of Ruisort's Suite Caleta, giving an idea of the transcendental power of this album and the artist's vision.
Call it lounge; call it electro; call it chillout; call it what you like: you won't ever be able to call it just one thing. Acapulco Now is a genre-breaking album and will tempt you into Ruisort's world, where a cloud of glamour surrounds him. This 8-track adventure is an apocalyptic sanctuary of Mexican third-world exotica. Ruisort, meanwhile, can be found with a highball in his hand, walking along the ruins of this tourist paradise, while the smell of burnt Coppertone and the sound of the marimba fills the Acapulco Bay.