Described by Rolling Stone as one of the best studio albums of 2014, Dia de los muertos is the third solo album by Mexican recording artist, guitarist and composer Sergio Mendez. This record has a strong visual reference to a classic Sergio Mendez album by his Spanish label, EMI EMI. Playing and recording a total of over 50 different guitars, Skrillex also saw the wall of noise from his Ninja project become a working sound studio. Last year, on the first and so far only album featuring Mendez on bass, his performance was finally backed up by a full-time double bassist, with the result being Obra Divina. With a cross cultural approach, Obra Divina tackles issues that both of Mendez and Skrillex are concerned with: the overlapping generations in Mexico, his origins as a child of the norteño genre and the current state of modern music. He also turns out to be a very good bass player in his own right.
In 2013, Snchez collaborated with the Japanese artist Kojiro Nakajima for the composing of the soundtrack to the film Tataka. The musician also composed the theme song of the Japanese TV series Uchuumon Panda. Snchez has also collaborated with Dylan Landau (the son of famed producer Albert Landau) for the 2013 album Great Stories Don’t Come Out of Nowhere, and with the flamenco guitarist and author Jorge Gonzalez for the 2014 album Orquesta.
The tracks were performed by four Brazilian musicians: Antonio Snchez, “Sinotença”, Maikonte, André Matos. For the latest album, the percussionist decided to divide the roles between the musicians in order to get closer to the spirit of the subjects. The result is one of the most authentic and hard-to-shake pieces of music ever created. 3d9ccd7d82