On October 5, the very first edition of Sónar Mexico is taking place in Mexico City, and its lineup was just revealed today, after months of speculation. The Barcelona festival giant has previously landed in different cities around the world, including Buenos Aires, Bogotá, São Paulo, and Santiago de Chile, expanding its reach to spread the work of forward-thinking electronic music artists and digital creators with the main goal of making people dance.
Sónar Mexico’s single-day inaugural event is headlined by London rapper and grime spearhead Skepta, doing his first-ever show in Mexico; instrumental quartet BADBADNOTGOOD, and British techno legend Richie Hawtin – who is bringing CLOSE, his new immersive audiovisual experience, to the Aztec capital, among others.
Latin American and Latinx talent is well-represented on Sónar Mexico, as it includes performances by Guatemalan R&B crooner Jesse Baez, a back-to-back set between Cashu and Badsista, two of Brazil’s biggest names in club music; genre-hopping Medellin DJ Verraco, and LA’s Timbalerx, featuring Traición’s Pepe Romero and Nadia Granados.
From Mexico, NAAFI/Extasis Records honcho Lao, up-and-coming chanteuse Noa Sainz, Por Detroit founder Perfect Lovers, and noted techno producer Andre VII are all invited to the party. And so are Zombies in Miami, Machino, and Roderic Plus. And flying over from Spain are today’s go-to pop producer Alizzz, trap phenomenon Kidd Keo.
Check out the complete lineup below: