As Debit, the New York-based musician Delia Beatriz brings avant-garde production techniques into the fold of experimental and often club-focussed music. Her previous releases on trailblazing label Naafi saw her investigating her Mexican roots through a unique interaction between complex sound design, pulsating rhythms and weighty basses. With her most recent album, The Long Count, she dives deeper into the origins of Mexican music, sourcing sounds of pre-hispanic Mexican instruments that date back to Mayan civilization. Using machine learning and taking inspiration from musique concrète, Beatriz revitalizes whistles, ocarinas, flutes and other wind instruments from the archives of the Mayan Studies Institute at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and instills them with a contemporary sense of urgency, through beatless compositions with captivating electro-acoustic textures.
Debit performs on Sunday 10 April.