N.A.A.F.I. is making the Short Trip from Mexico City to Austin for SXSW


Before I give my opinion on N.A.A.F.I, a little of my history. I worked full time graveyard in high school in the mid 80’s, back when a 100 watt Rockford Fosgate amp would run you $500 and an Alpine deck were only for the rich. My first car was 1959 International truck that my dad restored to show quality. I just had to pay for the chrome and stereo. I went with Alpine deck with Fosgate amps and speakers. I had 8″ subs in the door panel, love old trucks, with pairs of 10″ and 12″ and then Cerwin Vega 15″ subs behind the bench seat. Very few people had systems and it really was the beginning of stereo competitions. I never won, but did very well and had a few photo shoots of the truck. On my days off of work I would hang out at Dick’s on Broadway where Sir Mix-A-Lot would be parked in the back corner with his posse. I was just a hard working white kid from an all white neighborhood, and I am sure he never notice me, but the truck might of stood out. I was constantly getting into trouble because my stereo was too loud. As I got older my car stereos got tamed down, nothing more than 8″ subs and 1000 watts, but still enough that my kids loved riding in the car with dad. I would blare Nelly as I dropped them off at High School. But my home stereo became a work of art, I ran 5,000 watts of clean Carver amplifier through a 15″ sub in a closed box. The rest of the speakers were Polk Audio and Altek Lansing in a 8 speaker surround sound with 200 watts of power to each speaker. All of it was EQ’d and measured for a perfect sweet spot listening location. I love music, all music.
N.A.A.F.I Night and record label founded in 2010. It’s a musical community that magnetizes people and projects from different geographies from throughout Mexico. Focused on the exploration of peripheral rhythms, N.A.A.F.I produces events and situations that celebrate street and club culture.
Lao · Paul Marmota · Mexican Jihad · Zutzut · Mock the Zuma · Omaar · Espectral · Imaabs · Smurphy · Lechuga Zafiro · DJ Tetris · Fuete Billete · Jamez Manuel · Siete Catorce · Fausto Bahía · Zakmatic
Play the music that when you want to show off what you got, you put it in and crank it. Let the windows rattle, pictures fall off the wall, and piss off your neighbors. The last part hopefully doesn’t happen too much, I try to be respectful. Its mostly electronica, but it is clean and has that deep down bass that hums and you can’t help but feel it. Am I going to listen to this all night. no-way. But give me 30-60 minutes of it I am really happy. Unfortunately for me, when I moved to San Antonio I moved into an apartment and the stereo had to go.
Fader has N.A.A.F.I. as one of there 25 worldwide performers to follow. Lucky for me I will get the chance to see them at full volume when they perform the show at Barcelona on Tuesday, March 15 starting at 8pm Teklife VS N.A.A.F.I.

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