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Follows the UK producer's HEATERS 4 THE 2 SEATERS mixtape and his debut album, Basic Volume, for Warp. GAIKA collaborates with NAAFI affiliates across each of the eight new tracks, which feature TAYHANA, Lao, OMAAR, Wasted Fates, Zutzut and Lechuga Zafiro...
THE QUIETUS >>> "One of the most distinctive voices in British music has teamed up with Latin America’s most exciting party collective; Gaika discusses working with NAAFI, ghetto futurism and Black Lives Matter"
NME >>> ‘Seguridad’ EP review: Brixton star creates a sultry soundtrack to Black British life
PITCHFORK >> ""The song is a collaboration with Lechuga Zafiro, an Uruguayan artist who brings a particularly disorienting touch to N.A.A.F.I’s brand of psychedelic club-music styles. “Lord Zemel,” true to form, is provocative and strange. The triplet beat arrays tuned toms over loping bass drums, then fills in the area around them with soft, shimmering details: pinging triangles, brushed metal, the chirp of radio static. It’s both richly tactile and suggestively muffled, as though layers of cheesecloth had been draped over a table full of sharp objects. Over this unsettling backdrop, Gaika’s voice is run through Auto-Tune—a layer of digital obfuscation that cannot hide the hurt in his voice" - Philip Sherburne
RESIDENT ADVISOR >>Seguridad, out on NAAFI, follows the UK producer's HEATERS 4 THE 2 SEATERS mixtape and his debut album, Basic Volume, for Warp.
ELECTRONIC BEATS >> The Brixton MC's vocals have the range to evoke a wounded lover almost on the verge of remission, only to slide right back into incoherent grief
HYPEBEST >>> "Described as “ghetto-futurism” by GAIKA himself, the single features auto-tuned overlays and synthesised accents that have become one of the artist’s signatures, and offer a small glimpse into what to expect with the rest of ‘Seguridad’.’ »
MIXMAG >>> "GAIKA announced this week that he would be releasing a new album ‘Seguridad’ on Mexican label NAAFI. Created while on tour in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, ‘Seguridad’ features production from several NAAFI alumni, including OMAAR, Lao, Zutzut and TAYHANA. The latter features on the album’s lead single ‘Of Saints’."
XLR8R >>> « Seguridad is a fusion of dancehall, trap, grime, and deconstructed club that Gaika, real name Gaika Tavares, created while on tour in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. »
MIXMAG >>> « Seguridad ranks 9th in Mixmag's top of the best albums of 2020! So it’s no surprise that ‘Seguridad’, which features production from artists involved with Mexican club crew NAAFI, is his best album yet, a gift stuffed with urgent club music and charged lyricism that would ignite the network of strobe-lit, sweat-soaked parties where he made his name. »
As the wildest DJ crew and label in Mexico, N.A.A.F.I is at the forefront of a new freedom spreading through the global underground. Battling cultural stereotypes and lazy genre misnomers, a core set of Mexican artists, based around the NAAFI label and party series, are reshaping the hybrid sounds of their homegrown club scene and injecting a sense of pride into the national identity.