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Electronic trio finds all circuits are busy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Justin Boreta is gearing up to shoot a music video. He’s also working on a new visual projection for a live show and readying the release of a new EP.

How does he keep it all together?

“Coffee,” he laughs. “And lots of it. That’s the only thing that keeps me going.”

The Glitch Mob
WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29
WHERE: Sunshine Theater, 120 W. Central
HOW MUCH: $17.50, tickets available at or 886-1251

Boreta is one-third of the Los Angeles-based electronic trio The Glitch Mob. It was formed in 2006, and the other members are Josh Mayer and Ed Ma.


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Along with working on its own music, The Glitch Mob has put its spin on a lot in the music industry. It has remixed songs for Daft Punk, Coheed & Cambria, TV on the Radio, Linkin Park and The White Stripes.

“It’s really cool to work with other artists and see what goes on inside their head while they are creating,” Boreta says. “You learn new tricks and basically make a great song better. It’s always a challenge.”

He says working with Jack White on the “Seven Nation Army” remix earlier this year was a dream come true. He says the trio look up to White as a musician because of the way he blends styles of music.

“When we hit a wall in recording we say ‘What would Jack White do?’ ” he says. “When they (The White Stripes) broke up we were heartbroken because we admire the band so much.”

But many ask why an electronic group would mess with rock songs.

“All three of us grew up with rock and punk music,” he explains. “It’s part of who we are. Then there’s the whole hip-hop with Dr. Dre that we were exposed to.”

The Glitch Mob has been able to keep its career going for the past five years. The trio is planning on releasing a three-song EP in July called “We Can Make the World Stop EP” and will shoot the video for the first single, “We Can Make the World Stop.”

“It’s an amazing time for us,” he says. “We’re managing to keep up with our workload.”

Boreta says the band is looking forward to hitting the road for the next two months. He says there are numerous weeks of planning.

“Since we have a visual show, we pretty much have to lock in our set list,” he says. “We used to do more improvisation, but we’ve cut back on that because we want each show to be as high energy as it can be.”

Cutline – LA-based electronic trio The Glitch Mob enjoys doing remixes in addition to its own music.