N.A.A.F.I Customs

Siete Años

120 minsFirst aired 14 Jun 2017This episode is unavailable. Why?
Gustavo García-Villa

Mexican Jihad, Fausto Bahía and Lao look back on seven years of shattering club convention with the fringe sounds of Mexico City and beyond.

Mexico City’s multi-armed NAAFI crew are doing big things to connect the roots of Mexican club music and pre-Hispanic sounds with the underground dance styles currently bubbling across the country, from Oaxaca to Jalisco to Monterrey. Whether releasing music on their label, throwing wild parties and festivals or producing original tracks, NAAFI deploys a mix of traditional and postmodern techniques to break down barriers and change cliches about Latin music. On this episode of their monthly show, Fausto Bahía, Lao and Mexican Jihad celebrate the seven-year history of their groundbreaking label, taking the listeners on a journey from their first tour of the West Coast of the United States to alliances forged with boundary-pushing producers across South America. Stick around for the second hour, when label stalwart Wasted Fates rattles through a loaded mix featuring NAAFI allies Omaar, Fuete Billete, DJ Smurphy and more.


NAAFI producer Wasted Fates has also designed artwork for some of the label’s releases. Get a feel for his glossy, cyber-fantasy creations on his Tumblr.


Read more about Mexico City’s burgeoning electronic music scene circa 2012 and 2013, led by NAAFI, techno dark horse White Visitation and others.


Check out the whole NAAFI 2.0 compilation over at SoundCloud – then chase it with the explosive remixes from their Pirata 3 collection from 2016.

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