With the arguably the biggest week for music in the world happening next week here in Austin, we thought we’d partake in the festivities along with our friends from Peligrosa. Our first big unofficial day party, which is taking place on Friday, March 16, at Jovita’s, looks to be one of our biggest events yet. The best part: besides the incredible lineup, it is all free and open to the public of all ages.
Our day party will have two stages. Inside, we will have Latino bands and performers representing from Oakland to Miami, performing hip hop to Latin fusion. Outside on the Jovita’s patio, Peligrosa is hosting some of the world’s best DJs to spin some great Latin electronic dance music. See our full lineup below.
Important Note: Parking is free but limited, and early arrival is suggested. Overflow parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Do not park at the neighboring businesses, as towing is strictly enforced.
Austin Vida stage (inside):
Los Rakas from Oakland, Calif., play at 4 p.m. Los Rakas represent pan-American flows. Two cousins who grew up in Panama before spending their teens in Oakland, Raka Dun and Raka Rich put a distinctive “Panabay” twist on hip-hop and reggae, bridging the streetwise sounds of the places they’ve called home. Critically acclaimed and blog favorites, Los Rakas keep on top of their game by releasing a steady stream of tracks, remixes and mixtapes.
Zuzuka Poderosa from Brooklyn, New York, plays at 3 p.m. Zuzuka Poderosa is the new queen warrior of her own special brand of baile funk. Funk carioca, originating in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and which borrowed heavily from the Miami booty bass movement, is just the starting place of her sound. She was recently featured in PRI’s The World, MTV Iggy’s ‘Bands We Like’, and NPR Alt.Latino’s ‘Spotlight’.
Ritmo Machine from California and Chile plays at 2 p.m. Cypress Hill percussionist Eric Bobo and Chilean electronic DJ Latin Bitman joined forces to create a sound influenced by the diverse Latin/Afro/American cultures they grew up around. More than just Latin hip hop, Ritmo’s blending of danceable beats with urban swagger has created significant cross-genre buzz and critical acclaim.
Bang Data from Oakland, Calif., plays at 1 p.m. Bang Data is formed by Bay Area’s MC Deuce Eclipse on lead vocals, who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I and musician/producer Juan Manuel Caipo who helped propel the latin alternative music scene in the Bay Area early on in his career. Their debut full album, titled La Sopa (which means “The Soup” in Spanish), is planned to drop in Spring 2012.
Suenalo from Miami, Fla., plays at noon. Latin funk. Fusion. Jam band. Multicultural cocktail. The sound of Miami. Afro-Latin-Baby-Makin’-Descarga-Funk. Suenalo has proudly won two Miami New Times’ Best of Miami Awards: Best Latin Rock Band in 2005, and Best Latin Band in 2011.
Peligrosa patio stage:
Quantic – Quantic is an umbrella name for UK-born, Will Holland: Producer, Musician, DJ for over 10 years evolving across various styles: Soul & Jazz to Electronic thru to Latin, Reggae & Cumbia. Based out of his Cali, Colombia studio, Sonido del Valle.
Uproot Andy – El gringo de timbiqui. Andy first began making beats during his single digit years as a kid in Canada. This early passion eventually grew into a lifelong dedication to music, drawing inspiration from an eclectic selection of styles he has exposed himself to through the years as well as his classical music education at NYU.
Johnny Love – Johnny Love, aka Deathface, is the one you never expected. If you were luckily enough to see his performance at the Peligrosa & Remezcla party in New York last summer, you will know that Johnny Love knows his cumbia and he knows it well. A traditionalist and a purveyor of antique cumbia, vallenato and porro this young man takes the cake for most amazing cumber DJ set for 2012.
Sabo – Sabo is an internationally known DJ for the last 14 years for his signature “funky music to make you feel good” style, which is a rhythmic combination of House, Latin, Brazilian, Afrobeat, Disco, Reggae, Cumbia, Dub, Miami Bass, Hip Hop, and Tropical Bass. SABO was nominated in 2006 to URB”s “Next 100”, and has also been featured and mentioned on popular websites and in magazines. Genuine badass decades in the making!
Peligrosa – Crewed up since 2007 the Peligrosa boys are Austin’s unique and singular Latin dance party. Producers, DJs, photographer, videographer, Peligrosa (or collective / or all stars) is a force to be reckoned with. Undeniably building the bridges from the past to the present and creating new routes in to the future of Latin music. From traditional to bass heavy, Peligrosa for life.