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The Deadly Drone of the Robot Goat Eater (MP3)

Ernest Gonzalez has made a techno track that doesn’t have a beat so much as it has a pulse — a thick, droning throb that slowly and steadily disrupts the dense white noise that is its overwhelming presence. Most club-music beats are either overlays that set a grid atop the many elements of an individual track, or they are under-girding, setting a foundation for everything that is built upon them. Here the beats are more like hard objects pushing through a dense fabric, their impact muffled yet persistent. “ChupaCabra,” as the track is titled, by Mexicans with Guns (aka Gonzalez), opens with a deliriously slo-motion robot dub. It’s all swagger, albeit of a mechanical, almost robotic variety, and it proceeds at a pace that seems to slow everything within view for the duration of its playing time.

Track originally posted at More on Gonzalez at Brief interview with him at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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