Like the dance floor renegades they are, N.A.A.F.I are taking their fame where few have taken it before, and they aim to make cultural impact wherever they go. To be precise, they’ll be introducing perreo to a museum for a day that will go down in history.
N.A.A.F.I sure don’t sacrifice fun for ambition; in fact, most of the time, the collective is more about setting dance floors on fire than anything else. Their eclectic artist roster has kept things interesting and up-to-date, and it’s just starting to take off in a major way.
The Mexican collective is slated to host an event at Mexico City’s Museo Júmex, the second time they will take over the institution this year. This time, the collective is emphasizing their Caribbean side, and they’ve got some amazing guests that probably never dreamed of playing in a museum.
On August 1, Museo Júmex will host a discussion panel that will focus on perreo and reggaeton, after which there will be afternoon DJ sets. The main draw for the event is DJ Blass, better known as the Puerto Rican producer behind more than 900 tracks from the beginning of reggaeton to the present. He’s worked with the likes of Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Ivy Queen, Tego Calderón, and many more. Rounding out the bill are Mexican reggaeton producer DJ Bekman and Remezcla favorite Zutzut. For more info on the event, check out the details here.
Additionally, the collective has shared a brand new mixtape called Pirata 2, on which producers such as LAO, Paul Marmota, Imaabs, and Smurphy take turns remixing, reworking, mashing up, and mangling songs from artists ranging from Plan B, Ivy Queen, Ciara, Drake, Lotic, and even Belanova. It’s not only a riot to listen to but a fine entry point if you’re a newcomer, as it showcases the collective’s different sounds.
Lastly, check out the short documentary Native Instruments, featuring interviews with Tomás Davó, Mexican Jihad, LAO, and more. You can watch it below. Undoubtedly, N.A.A.F.I are on the road to become a major force on the international electronic scene.