Global Beat Mexico: Películas Geniales, Elis Paprika, sailawway

Hosted by Raul Campos and Moni Saldaña Written by Kylee Wiens

Episode 14 features cheeky indie jams, future-facing psychedelia and bedroom pop for the soul with sailawway, Películas Geniales and Elis Paprika. 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 Mexico, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos alongside our curators, Mexico City DJ and music supervisor Junf, director of Festival NRMAL Moni Saldaña, and NPR’s Betto Arcos.

Curator, director, and writer Monica Saldaña joins Raul Campos for another week of uncovering gems of the Mexican alternative scene. This week’s edition spotlights the creative flair of women in the scene, varying across genres and regions of Mexico. Whether you’re craving some chill indie-rock vibes, a fun and funky bedroom pop tune, or some mind-melting psychedelia, we’re serving it up hot for your appetite. 

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Películas Geniales, Silver Rose, Chini.png – “No Hay Más

Performing as the dog Rufus and his furry friends, “No Hay Más” features Silver Rose — also from Mexico City — and Chile’s Chini.png. Though a bit cheeky, the track still manages a whimsical and atmospheric feel able to lull listeners into their most cosmic of daydreams. 

Elis Paprika – “Todo Se Está Cayendo

‘70s psych rock meets the future in this Elis Paprika masterpiece. Gooey guitar lines melt over dancing sitar notes and Paprika’s richly expressive vocals. The Guadalajara-based artist has always placed feminism as a central tenet of her art; the depiction of female tenderness juxtaposed with punchy rock and roll elements result in “Todo Se Está Cayendo,” a track that exists as a barrier-breaking and politically progressive piece of alternative music. 

sailawway – “Especial

The latest project from Monterrey’s Maria Fernanda Fuentes, sailawayy, delivers the sweet indie pop track “Especial” with style. Soft, twangy vocals and a familiar bedroom pop style make the track feel comfortable and relatable, perfect for cuddling up on a cold day. 

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