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. Made in Música // Naafi: Mexican Jihad + Lao: Friday, September 13th 11pm – 2am
Hailing from Mexico City, we’re excited to announce N.A.A.F.I. – an independent record label that puts out electronic club music – will be blessing us with sounds from Mexican Jihad + Lao during a late-night party at Big Trouble. First 100 attendees will receive a complimentary Mural Cerveza!
As the Los Angeles Times puts it, “The sound of N.A.A.F.I (an acronym for a charmingly profane statement of commercial disinterest) is similarly defiant and hard to pin down. While the collective’s tracks hit hard in after-hours spaces, N.A.A.F.I has also embraced outre local Mexican styles such as Tribal (low-budget, fast-paced electropop) and a panopoly of Latin and western electronic genres, refracted through a modern Mexican lens.”
Stay tuned to learn more about the artists and to hear a few tracks prior to their sets – we’ll be posting them in this event!
‘Made in Mexico City’ is descending on Zeppelin Station for a colorful tour of the city’s cuisine, art, design and maker community giving Denverites an opportunity to experience our next stop in the ‘Made in a City’ series.
Shop the 20 brands from ‘Made in Mexico City’, attend a workshop or open studio with Smithe, Seher One, Demencia Beivide ARTE and other artists/makers, indulge in authentic cuisine by Campobaja and a specially curated cocktail menu courtesy of Limantour and don’t forget to follow @zeppelinstation and @madeinacity on Instagram for giveaways and event updates. Huge thank you to our title sponsors Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines, along with our partners at the Mexican Cultural Center and Latin Life Denver.
‘Made in a City’ is an immersive fashion, art, culinary and retail takeover at Zeppelin Station that allows locals and traveling guests to visit cities around the world without leaving Denver.