Hailing from Mexico City, Luis Pérez is a producer, composer, arranger, performer and pioneer of ethno-experimental music. An ambassador for indigenous cultures, Luis fuses electronic music elements with Pre-Columbian instruments in performances, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, and recordings across the world.
Following a decade playing in Mexico City’s psychedelic rock scene, Luis’s early solo work earned him the name Ixoneztli (“one who makes music”) by the legendary curandera Pachita and her son Enrique, to whom Luis served as assistant. The release of his first fusion recording, In the Navel of the Moon, secured his reputation and created worldwide interest in Mexican culture, both ancient and modern. He has since collaborated with acclaimed international artists, including James Horner and Hans Zimmer, and institutions such as Cirque du Soleil and LA’s Natural History Museum.
Luis is currently participating in the production of the film, Sanctuary of the Butterflies, which retraces his travels through Mexico visiting indigenous villages and playing music in sacred and historic sites. He is also composing and recording a continuous solo work that spans ten albums and counting.