Global Beat México: Los Mundos, Arroba Nat, CLUBZ

Written by Marion Hodges

Heavy feelings incoming via CLUBZ, Arroba Nat and El Mulu and Los Mundos. Photos courtesy of the artists.

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.

This week’s selects come to you from the Nuevo León capital of Monterrey. The sprawling northeastern city shows its range, from heavy, hypnotic psych to to slow-burning nu-disco delights. Plus, a punchy acoustic duet out of CDMX.

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Los Mundos – “Busca Ayuda

The psych-rock pull of Los Mundos is heavy, hypnotic, and primed to spread the band’s Monterrey hometown-pride all around the world. 

Arroba Nat – “Estar Mejor (Feat. El Mulu)”  

This peppy, acoustic romp of a duet from Mexico City-based singer/composer Arroba Nat and artist/producer El Mulu is one for the books. And El Mulu is no stranger to epic collabs, having previously worked with Vivir Quintana and Mon Laferte, to name a few. 

CLUBZ – “Cortes Modernos” 

CLUBZ are a Monterrey nu-disco act whose profile has been steadily rising over the past decade. Brand-new single “Cortes Modernos” finds them further leveling up to deliver a slow-burning groover that’s ready for the floor. #discosapproved. 

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