Andy Backhouse

Meet Andy. He’s a DJ and radio host on La Bestia Radio in Mexico City, broadcasting every Monday from his garden shed in London. Playing his unique brand of new music, Andy’s interviewed exciting break out bands and artists from across Europe, like Arlo Parks, Fontaines D.C., Everything Everything, Pi Ja Ma, and Samantha Crain. 

Andy’s long-running connection with Mexico City began at university when he won Selector Radio’s presenter talent search competition, run by the British Council. The grand prize – to get on a plane out to Mexico City and host shows on Ibero 90.9 FM, the city’s biggest new music station. The day after graduation, Andy presented for the first time on BBC 6 Music. On the road, Andy is regular on the live circuit, DJing festivals and compering onstage for Reading and Leeds – and hosts his own gig night, a monthly fixture at The Shacklewell Arms in London.

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