Boomkat Product Review:
Darkly absorbing new dembow mutation from Tayhana for the CDMX powerhouse of NAAFI
Hailing from Argentina via Mexico City, Tayhana brings a salubrious knowledge of new club movements and regional hits to her productions on the ‘Tierra Del Fuego’ album following appearance on the ‘NAAFI 2.0’ comp and Debit’s Fader mix, and remixes of Lechuga Zafiro and Zaliva-D.
The mood of Tayhana’s debut album is unmistakably melancholy and full of furrow-browed minor key chords in a way that celebrates negative ecstasy and sexy darkness. Its nine parts veers across the tempo scale from slow, heaving perreo grinders to reckless uptempo ravers, sometimes in the space of the same track, as with the transition of ‘Hasta Hoy’ from stumbling dembow to helter skelter pounding, while others sustain a wickedly mutable suspense between mashed meters, as with ‘Conozco tu debilidad’ feat. Wasted Fates, and others simply get straight at it and keep it there, such as the raucous ‘Petrolera’, and the zippy hotfooter ‘Maravilla’ feat. Aggromance.