Sunday, April 10, 2016
Video: Mock the Zuma feat. Jamez Manuel - "Octanaje"
When it comes to NAAFI, we don’t nearly have enough words to introduce them. All we can say is that the label feels like world citizen. Not only virtually, but also very well positioned in many of the most important places around the world in physical locations and online sessions. NAAFI is thriving, and we continue to applaud them enthusiastically.
Kevin Santana, from Ciudad Juárez in northern Mexico, aka Mock The Zuma has been involved with the experimental club music label for about five years now. He is one the most active artists in their roster, contributing with a number of guest mixes to their NTS radio show and playing at their three-day festival in Oaxaca. However, it’s hard to believe that Gauss is his first release for NAAFI. The seven-tracker features Chilean rapper Jamez Manuel, and follows previous releases for French bass label Fullfridge and the Venezuelan imprint Cocobass.
It’s the Jamez Manuel collab track that shows an unnerving, dense video for "Octanaje.” Directed by Federico Schott and shot in Xochitlán de las Flores, Hidalgo, the clip compiles images of the desert, a busy highway, burning, smoke, a cemetery, and someone brutally disposing of a body in the dead of night. Haunting images that further highlight this track as just another awe-inspiring taste from one of 2016's most intriguing EP so far.