KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world. Our second season takes us to México, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos alongside our curators, Mexico City DJ and music supervisor Junf, festival director and music consultant Monica Saldaña, and NPR’s Betto Arcos

Global Beat is going on summer hiatus, and sending you off with the sun-drenched beats and night driving electro you’ll need to stay groovin’ all season long.

West African influences, legendary genre polymath Eugenia Leon, and Mexican x Venezuelan x Columbian dance sounds.

Holistic hyper-pop out of CDMX, deadpan musings from Little Jesus guitarist Ferna, and vibey alt-pop repping Guadalajara’s next wave.

Sultry disco, and choice psych-soul selects come to us via CDMX, and we hit Tijuana for Capo’s frothy indiepop confections.

NPR’s Betto Arcos joins live from “The Cosmic Barrio” to take us on an epic, globe-spanning, rock/jazz/folk encompasing sonic adventure.

Monterrey shows its range, from heavy, hypnotic psych to to slow-burning nu-disco delights. Plus, a punchy acoustic duet out of CDMX.

A breakout star from the “Wakanda Forever” soundtrack, elevated lo-fi waltzes, and pond-hopping sounds from CDMX via Lithuania.

Ahead of his “Cosmic Barrio” book event, Betto Arcos selects spare sounds, from the voices of incarcerated women to multilingual hip-hop.