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.