Friday, Dec. 20, Austin-based Latin DJ collective Peligrosa is hosting their monthly takeover of Empire Control Room & Garage. As usual, the crew will be spinning the best in Latin electrónica on the patio all night. On the control room stage inside, two of Austin’s local Latin Alternative faves will be performing. In case you are new to Austin or have been living under a rock for the last seven years, the monthly Peligrosa showcase is one of the best parties in town.
Headlining the control room stage this Friday is Como Las Movies. Austin’s purveyors of nu-cumbia, the group fuses electronic synths, accordion and jazz elements (upright bass) with traditional cumbia. While mostly instrumental, the group will incorporate a guest vocalist on occasion. Some may even even call it cumbia futura.
Rock-reggae-prog hybrid Los Federales open the show inside. Formerly known as Ex-Machina, the group is fronted Mexican national Blas Moreno. The group describes their music as “a dynamic blend of upbeat reggae and Afro-Cuban rhythms with prog-rock and punk sensibilities.” Throw in a little psychedelic touch with bilingual lyrics and that pretty much sums up their sound.
Peligrosa crew members who will be in the house Friday include Orion, Pagame, King Louie, Manolo Black, Sonora (San Antonio), DJ Manny, El Dusty (Corpus Christi) and Chorizo Funk. Peligrosa photographer Quito will be taking photos. Minds will be blown.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. $8. Visit the Facebook event page here.
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