The sound of Mexico’s underground will arrive on Apple Music’s newly launched radio station next month.
N.A.A.F.I., the Mexico City collective carving out fresh directions on regional dance subgenres like cumbia and tribal, has been invited to host a month-long residency on Beats 1.
The Mexico City crew will be the first to take up the residency, which will be occupied by a different blog or collective from around the world each month. The news appeared in a Guardian profile on the new station, with host Zane Lowe explaining Beats 1’s spirit “is that of a pirate station”: “For me, Beats 1 is the common room for the future pop rebels.”
The station is expected to be joined by five more Apple Radio stations in the future.
Hear N.A.A.F.I. on NTS Radio back in February.