FUSSIBLE are based in Tijuana, northwest Mexico, the birthplace of the 'Nortec' scene. Pepe Mogt and Jorge Ruiz, alongside Roberto Mendoza aka. Panoptica, formed the group in the late 1990's. Their influences and musical backgrounds stem from traditional Mexican music to electronic industrialism, techno and house. Nortec music is the unique blend, pioneered by FUSSIBLE, of the old and the new; traditional sounds of Tijuana's border country (Norteño/Tambora music) combined with the modern internationalism of the electronic groove. The members of the Nortec Collective state that "the music is only a part of the reality we live everyday in this city where many things converge and transform themselves into something new...In creating something out of two forces that seem to be opposite (traditional Mexican and electronic music) we can transform the landscape of our barren land and upgrade the quality of our lives." This new genre has now grown into a collective of musicians, graphic artists, architects, fashion designers, remixers and producers, all with the distinctive style that could only arise in a city as diverse and unusual as Tijuana. After FUSSIBLE's lead, other northwest Mexican music acts such as Bostich, Panoptica (who left Fussible to go solo), Hiperboreal, Plankton Man, Clorofila, Terrestre and many more have helped to create and define the Nortec sound.