Home/Blog/A lush mirage of a dawning future: “Seguridad”

posted on July 7, 2020

GAIKA & N.A.A.F.I. is a match made in the heavens”; The enthusiastic comments of music fans on Bandcamp about the new electronic album “Seguridad” are crystal clear. Mexican club collective NAAFI and Londen multitalented artist GAIKA came together and came great & spectaculair.

The Jamaican-Grenadian Brixton native Gaika has made a career of mutable style, threading a border-defying web of Diasporic music traditions through his oeuvre–– despite the media’s tendency to “put you in relation to all of the other black people whose work [they] understand and enjoy in order to be comfortable with it.” Björk’s influence is just as audible as T-Pain’s in Gaika’s discography, and rather than shrink to an unfit mold, he prefers the term “ghetto-futurism” for his gothic cocktail of dancehall, grime, garage, trap, northern soul, and beyond. (full interview with Octavia Bürgel, 032c here)

The album, which is published through Mexico City club label N.A.A.F.I., was recorded and produced entirely on-location and features members of the N.A.A.F.I. family as collaborators throughout. “Seguridad” features productions from the following NAAFI family members: Lao, Zutzut, TAYHANA, Wasted Fates, OMAAR, Lechuga Zafiro & Debit.

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo

Listen to “Seguridad” here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afy2AH6Gh2s

LATEST POSTS

  • iress

Heavy. Dark. Electric: Into the deep with Iress

August 12th, 2020|

Based in LA, floating between the bright sun and the deep darkness of the Atlantic Ocean, Iress creates an original heavy sound. Last week the 4 piece band released “Nest’, the third single of their upcoming album “Flaw”.

  • le fomo

What we need now: Le Fomo & uplifting electro trash pop

August 9th, 2020|

Le Fomo will rattle your guts with their rawness and cradle you with their catchy riffs! Last week the refreshing electro trash pop duo released “Tiny Anchor,” the second single of their upcoming debut album “Swallow Me Whole.”

  • Ailbhe Reddy

More than simple melancholy: Ailbhe Reddy

August 6th, 2020|

"Between Your Teeth" is a promising preview for the upcoming album from Dublin artist Ailbhe Reddy. Ailbhe combines her unique style in a more indie rock way, without losing the folkhewn roots of her sound.

RELATED POSTS

  • iress

Heavy. Dark. Electric: Into the deep with Iress

August 12th, 2020|

Based in LA, floating between the bright sun and the deep darkness of the Atlantic Ocean, Iress creates an original heavy sound. Last week the 4 piece band released “Nest’, the third single of their upcoming album “Flaw”.

  • le fomo

What we need now: Le Fomo & uplifting electro trash pop

August 9th, 2020|

Le Fomo will rattle your guts with their rawness and cradle you with their catchy riffs! Last week the refreshing electro trash pop duo released “Tiny Anchor,” the second single of their upcoming debut album “Swallow Me Whole.”