Global Beat México: Fermín, Los Eclipses, Capo

Written by Marion Hodges

Fresh CDMX/Tijuana sounds via Fermín, Los Eclipses and Capo. Photos (L-R): Luis Briceño Rolk, courtesy of Los Eclipses, Chamín Guti.

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, México City DJ and music supervisor Junf, director of Festival NRMAL Moni Saldaña, and NPR’s Betto Arcos.

Junf hits the curator’s seat for his 11th visit to Global Beat: México. And as always, he’s sharing the hottest tips. The psych-soul en español of CDMX-based artist Fermín; the sultry disco strut of fresh-on-the-scene duo Los Eclipses; and a frothy indiepop delight from Tijuana’s Capo are all now just moments away from being on your radar forever. 

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Fermín – “Un Ángel” 

Did we just stumble across a Big Crown Records deep cut? Sure sounds like it. The Brooklyn label known for producing hip-hop-tinged soul sounds with a crisp vintage flair, feels like a spiritual sibling to CDMX-based Fermín’s like-minded psych-soul en español.  

Los Eclipses – “Sauvage” 

“Sauvage,” the aptly-named French-disco track coming your way via CDMX duo Los Eclipses, wants to see your fiercest strut. Los Eclipses is French singer Eva De Marce (last heard on Global Beat lending her voice to another disco banger), and acclaimed DJ/producer Dan Solo. The two joined forces just last year, and with results this immediately satisfying we can’t wait to hear where they go next. 

Capo – “Pedacito” 

Global Beat curator Junf describes Tijuana-based David Vargas as, “maybe the perfect modern Mexican troubadour.” “He loves to travel, and play acoustic guitar,” says Junf. “He’s like a classic musician from the North of Mexico.

He’s also highly adept at producing frothy indiepop songs like “Pedacito.” Warm, jangly guitar strums, bright synths, and gentle jazz chords bring this track to shimmering life. 

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