Tonight marks the third Friday of the month and that means it is time for Austin-based Latin DJ collective Peligrosa to take over Empire Control Room & Garage. While the DJs from Peligrosa spin the best in Latin electrónica on the patio, live music will be provided on the Control Room stage inside by Austin-based bands La Frenetika and La Vida Buena.
Peligrosa is the longest running dance party in Austin. Be ready to be in pictures all over the internet as Peligrosa photographer Quito will be taking photos. For more about Peligrosa, watch the KLRU documentary series Arts In Context episode featuring the collective here.
La Frenetika offer an array of covers and original music that fuses elements of Colombian style cumbia, vallenato, gozadera and other traditional Latin rhythms. Expect lots of dancing, a great crowd of regulars and a big sound.
Austin-based hip-hop/salsa group La Vida Buena are some of our favorite party starters. Lead by member Louie “Luison” Alarcon, the group performs original tracks from their debut EP ¡Checkpoint Alpha! as well as salsa-fied covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks.
Long story short, as my colleague and Tejano beat writer Piper Lemoine always says, the Peligrosa party is the best party in Austin and arguably the country for Latin music lovers. It is where old school meets the new that all can truly enjoy.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 10 p.m. 18+ welcome. Cover will be $5 for 21+ and $10 for 18+. Visit the Facebook event page here.
La Vida Buena