[9/7] Preview: Body Rock at Loft 718

Aside from having the arguably best DJ name in Austin’s history, Chorizo Funk throws one hell of a dance party every first Friday titled “Body Rock.” The event started in February 2010 at Plush and now brings the party to Loft 718 tonight. Attendees will dance to old school soul, hip hop, funk, Afro-Latin and disco. Attendees should also be prepared with their best dance moves as Soul Train lines are not uncommon. It’s that kind of party.

As always tonight’s Body Rock event will be hosted by Jbro and Tiger Lily of the Austin-based hip hop group Riders Against The Storm (RAS). The husband and wife duo’s music falls under the socially conscious or lyrical umbrella of hip hop, inspired by early hip hop movements from collectives like Native Tongues. RAS typically serve as hype men at the Body Rock parties, but they have been know to freestyle from time to time.

Loft 718 is located at 718 N. Congress Ave above Silhouette Sushi. Look for it at the southwest corner of 8th and Congress. Admission is free before 11 p.m. $4 cover after 11 p.m. 21+ welcome. Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit the official Facebook event page here on and on Do512 here.

Listen to a few Body Rock sets from Chorizo Funk below.

Austin Vida Staff

Entertainment and culture in Texas, with a Latino twist.

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