Mexican trio Meth Math share the latest cut from their upcoming debut EP, out now on In Real Life – another heavy dose of underground reggaetón, Latin sounds and club experimentalism.
Led by vocalist Ángel Ballesteros and backed by producers error.error (Efrén Coronado) and Bonsai Babies (To Robles), the trio grew up in the manufacturing-heavy city of Hermosillo, Sonora, 1,200 miles northwest of Mexico City. Ballesteros also runs clothes design label Baby Angel and art project, Antes de Cristo – making use of random spaces, from shopping malls to stretch limousines.
Speaking about the influences for El Vals De La Piedra, Ángel says: “I had a dream once where I was a stone under a waterfall and I spent what felt like a century there and I didn’t have to do anything to feel fulfilled or happy, I just had to exist. I have never felt anything like that before – just being happy without doing anything, living with the purpose of just existing. I learned a lot from that experience. I hope you feel the same when you listen to it. Thank you.”
As well as dropping heady beats, they’re a spiritual bunch evidently. Here’s a recent meditative mix they did for i-D: