Given the kind of press that Northern Mexico tends to get in the US, over the past few years, we’ve watched the development of the NRMAL festival with a lot of interest. And this year’s edition looks to be as excellent as previous offerings.
In addition to the four-day celebration in Monterrey (March 5-9) there will be a one-day multistage affair held in Mexico City on March 1, replete with pre- and post-party festivities. If you’re wavering on whether to attend, too enthused to endure the month-long wait, or just want to hear some beautiful sounds NOW, give a listen to NRMAL’s latest mixtape. Featuring the likes of Blood Orange, Merchandise, No Zu, Anika, Julián Bonequi, Los Monjo, El Sueño de la Casa Propia and a host of other artists who will grace one of the two locations, this eclectic mix of dance, electronica, hip-hop and indie will whet your sonic palate.