Nerd Music Meltdown #50: Mariachi Entertainment System

Can you believe we made it to FIFTY episodes of our Nerd Music Meltdown podcast? We did it and we celebrate and have a special guest: the founder of Mariachi Entertainment System, David Ortiz. (Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play)

MES is the brainchild of David and a collective of longtime Texas-based mariachi players with a mission to take mariachi to the masses by combining it with beloved video game music to create some incredible arrangements. We talk about that, playing at MAGFest with David Wise, Mega ManFinal Fantasy VII, and David’s thoughts on Cinco de Mayo.

Before that, Kent kicks off by reminiscing about this podcast and what it’s accomplished, and gives thoughts on current events with COVID-19 and how it’s going to change events once it’s okay to go to them, including what’s going on with Ongaku Overdrive.

Get more Mariachi Entertainment System at mariachimes.com. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

“The Meltdown” theme by RoboRob


Kent Ward is the founder of Ongaku Overdrive and Propeller Anime, the host of Nerd Music Meltdown, and has staffed for conventions such as CEO Gaming, Anime Festival Orlando, and Mega Con.

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