To be released on 19 April, Sophia is the second single from Tijuana Cartel’s special vinyl edition E.P. Ishtar’s Descent. Having recently joined the burgeoning roster of Brisbane’s highly respected agency PS Music Group, the group are poised to embark on one of their most comprehensive national tours in recent memory.
Tijuana Cartel are nationally loved for their east meets west, fat, bass-fuelled electronica. A truly unique act that have been mesmerising their ever-growing audience for well over a decade, they continue to set an exceptionally high standard in both live performance and sound production.
The Sophia tour kicks off on March 28 with two shows at Hotel Brunswick, where they will be recording their upcoming live album; and will continue through till August with a huge closing show at iconic venue The Landsdowne in Sydney. The tour also features several festival dates and a 4-date run in WA.
‘This song highlights our strength and individuality as Tijuana Cartel’, says George. ‘It has a strong four to the floor beat, trippy electronic analogue synths, Cuban style percussion, trumpet riffs and of course the sound of Flamenco guitar.’
Described by George as ‘trance lost in a new world’, Sophia masterfully amalgamates the progressive sonic soundscapes that Tijuana have honed to perfection, with the world music instrumentation that define their enduring sound.
Sophia is available from major online retailers. The second track to come from their limited-edition vinyl release.