This week at Empire Control Room & Garage the big WEEKENDER event is happening. It is a unique 4-day party combining a massive festival style lineup accompanied by killer indie rock bands and Austin’s biggest Latin DJ crew, Peligrosa. The boys from Peligrosa will be hosting their monthly event on the Empire Patio during WEEKENDER on Friday, Sept. 19. They will be joined by special guests Dave Nada, Jubilee and Dre Skull.
D.C. -based DJ and producer Dave Nada (born David Villegas) is one half of popular EDM duo NADASTROM. Nada is credited with being the founder of EDM genre Moombahton, which combines Dutch house music with reggaeton. The genre is now a worldwide movement in EDM thanks to relentless touring and events like Moombahton Massive.
Jubilee is referred to as “Brooklyn’s bass sweetheart who moves between upfront bass music, sweaty tropical jams, party rap, UK grime, house, techno, R&B, dancehall, and more.” She released her critically acclaimed Pull Ova EP via Mixpak earlier this year, and recently dropped her JMZ Riddim EP, also through Mixpak.
Dre Skull is the music moniker of Brooklyn-based Andrew Hershey. The Mixpak Records artist and boss may look like every other bearded gringo hipster, but he is one of dancehall’s most sought-after producers. This year he executed and produced an entire album with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel and was was tapped by Major Lazer to help produce the upcoming Snoop Dogg album.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here. Visit the Facebook event page here.