Mexico City-based collective and label NAAFI have announced a brief round of outings in celebration of their seventh anniversary.
The victory lap kicks off next month on June 2 at New York's Brooklyn Bazaar, where NAAFI members Fausto Bahía, Mexican Jihad, and Tayhana will play alongside locals recent THUMP Mix alumnus Tygapaw, The Pre-Game podcast's Jubilee, and local selector Debit. The next night, the crew head cross-country to El Cid in Los Angeles, where Mexican Jihad and Fausto Bahía will be joined by Lao, DJ Na, and Kelman Duran. Their third and final date, June 10, will see NAAFI return to Mexico City for a hometown celebration at Normandie. View the posters and individual lineups below.
Originally started back in 2010 as a party series in their native Mexico City, NAAFI have over the years grown from local underground gem to a worldwide name in electronic music due to their bass-heavy, tribal-indebted experimental sound (or, as they call it, "peripheral rhythms"). Last year, we spoke with the collective about their origins, Mexico City's dance culture, and infiltrating capitalism with teamwork. They were also recently the subject of Smirnoff Sound Collective's Tribes documentary series.