Two of Austin’s most popular veteran DJs sit down at Hotel Vegas for a Blastro2/Austin Vida video shoot to discuss some of their favorite records. What was supposed to be a video shoot with a touring artist where DJ Mel and DJ Orión talk records with them, ended up giving birth to a new video series titled “Crate Digging Roots.” Watch the two vinyl junkies discuss two of their faves. Learn more about the DJs below.
If you have ever been Nasty’s on Monday for hip-hop night or to popular ’80s dance party Rock The Casbah, then you’ve danced to DJ Mel. The longtime Austin staple has performed for big events at Lollapalooza and opened for multiple urban market concerts at Stubb’s. Like many of us, he too is a longtime Morrissey lover.
DJ Orión is the leader and a founding member of the Austin-based Latin DJ collective, Peligrosa. He is the resident DJ every Saturday at The Volstead Lounge and one of the world’s leading purveyors of the Latin electronic movement. He searches for sounds all throughout Latin America and online just to bring them to you with an electronic twist.