In unexpected fusions of ambient techno and dissonance with reggaeton, baile funk and other latin-based club beats, Mexican-American producer Debit harnesses the cerebral and the physical, moving our bodies and minds to her cross-genre experiments.
A visual artist and musician since childhood, Beatriz started making DIY hardware and circuit bending music in duo HDXD in 2012, after a move to Mexico City inspired by travels in South America and the U.S. There she befriended and began working with some of the producers behind groundbreaking label and collective N.A.A.F.I. before moving to NYC. With one foot still in CDMX, she kicked off her solo DJ and production career, remixing Angolan tarraxa rhythms into Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On for the Pirata 4 mixtape on N.A.A.F.I. Less than a year later, her Animus LP became the first full-length solo album for the label. A hybrid of ambient techno and underground club rhythms, the album unpacks the psycho-sexual and political concept of “animus” by building a haunting, reverb-drenched world—industrial and ethereal and almost uncomfortably arresting. As part of NYC's electronic underground, she DJs regularly and co-hosts the Oraculo on The Lot radio show with Discwoman’s Riobamba.
Debit recently participated in RBMA’s Bass Camp at Bonnaroo, Montréal's Nuit Blanche — Noche en Blanco: Latinx (Re)mix event, Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, and MUTEK's first San Francisco festival. She opens the portal to her altered club world at MUTEK Montréal this year in a new live set.
Appears as part of Keychange :: Amplify.
Presented as part of the Diversities project, with the support of the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, the Consulado General de México en Montréal and the Quebec government.