NAAFI’s OMAAR takes us to infinity and beyond, providing an excellent DnB and jungle special for our 59th mix – digging out the classics from the likes of DJ Die and Alex Reece for the occasion.
Hailing from Mexico, OMAAR released his first EP in 2015 on NAAFI where he has become one of their key artists. The label and collective has been pushing the local scene on an international scale, showcasing a hybrid sound that embraces both Mexican culture and new musical styles from abroad. This borderless approach is also the ethos of the somewhat newly-launched label Maloca Records. Founded by Belgian producer and graphic designer Le Motel earlier this year, Maloca Records brings together like-minded artists from all over the world, who have a common theme running throughout their music which tends to be influenced by percussive and natural elements, drawing from the environments surrounding them.
Today, the label release their debut compilation, Maloca Vol. 1, featuring new tracks from Dengue Dengue Dengue, Nick León, DJ JM, Coen, DJ N.K., Le Motel, Tsongo, and OMAAR himself – further highlighting the amalgamation of global sounds, with his UK Funky-inspired contribution ‘Denumbawon (The Number One)’.
‘Maloca, Vol. 1’ by Various Artists is out now via Maloca Records – buy here.