Born and raised in the picturesque town of Texcoco, Mexico, Oskar III Hochstrasser is a music artist stirring a new wave in the musical landscape of his country. His unique sound, an amalgamation of deep electronic vibrations and ancestral instruments, echoes through the music concept NEM (No Estamos Muertos – We are Not Dead). This intermingling of modern and traditional carries an enthralling message: we are reborn through music.
How it All Started
The city once known as Tenochtitlán, now Mexico City, is an ancient seat of Aztec gods and has inspired Oskar deeply. Walking the city, he embarked on a musical journey, drawing from the power of love, traditions, and even the underworld, ‘Mictlán’ in Aztec culture, crafting a future sound that resonates with the city’s vibrant energy and its cosmopolitan appeal.
This creative journey has not been without its challenges. The relentless specter of death is a constant in Aztlan, the Nirvana of Aztecs, now Mexico City. Production, marketing, and grooming of young talent is a demanding task, but one that Oskar has embraced with pride and passion.
The NEM Concept
What sets Oskar apart is his unique perspective and the heartfelt message he brings through his music. He sings of love, gods, and traditions from an empire called Tenochtitlán, contrasting sharply with the darker aspects of life. The power of music proves to be a beacon of hope drawing him, and his audience, towards unity and away from tragedy.
The creation of NEM was significantly influenced by the recent pandemic. During the lockdown, the music industry was on the brink of a shutdown. However, Oskar found opportunities amid the crisis. He built a high-end studio and, under an Aztec moon, commenced on a new artistic journey culminating in the vibrant NEM concept.
The Future Beckons
One of Oskar’s significant dreams and aspirations is to create a global impact. He envisions NEM as the new sound of Mexico, one of the world’s largest markets, delivering high-quality musical expressions from the soul.
His audience is as unique as his music – listeners of electronic music, dream-pop followers, and explorers of new, diverse sounds. His work is available through digital platforms, with his hit track on Spotify, Noches de Mictlan, producing waves in the international community.
So, embark with Oskar III Hochstrasser, a proud Aztec from Texcoco, Mexico, on a vibrant musical journey. Allow yourself to dream, to walk the line of life and remain faithful even under the gaze of death.
Check out his YouTube channel, NEM – Oskar III Hochstrasser and follow him on Instagram to stay updated on his latest projects. Immerse yourself in the vibrant, energetic ‘NEM’ sound on Spotify. Make sure to visit Oskar’s website if you want to learn even more.