Much love everyone who tuned in to the La Junta LA Instagram Live earlier tonight for my dance party set celebrating the Artworx LA Gala29 fundraiser! Hope you had the chance to boogie a bit!
After only one brief shutdown by the IG powers that be, we were able to save the last 22+ minutes of the rhythmic, high energy set. They took me down for playing a cover of Nina Simone‘s ‘See Line Woman’, shortened to just ‘See Line’ by Toli & the Femm Nameless [clenching fist!]. I’m bummed that two-thirds of the broadcast was lost, but at least we have the uptempo part still. Catch in on La Junta’s IG feed @lajuntala.
For the several folks that messaged me after my set, here’s my set list below. Thanks for asking and happy hunting!
ARTIST / Tracklist
HALFRED & LoRENZO / “Inaani”
MAGA BO feat. B’NEGĀO / “Tempos Insanos [Copia Doble Systema vs. Dixon Remix]”
Be sure to stay off the highways and interstates on the weekend of April 19-21, because La Junta is hittin’ the road!! That’s right, we’re headed north on a zig-zaggy weekend road trip up through Fresno, back down to Ojai and back up and across to San Luis Obispo. Three days, three counties, three cities, three parties and one car, bringing afro-latin, tropical music goodness to some our favorite cities a few hours north of LA. Thanks for our friends from Cumbiatron, ¡Wepa! and Sonido Tropical for the invitations. Here’s the itinerary:
Friday April 19 | 9pm-2am
CUMBIATRON x LA JUNTA
1310 Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93721
Saturday April 20 | 9pm-Midnight
¡WEPA! x LA JUNTA
Ojai Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
Sunday April 21 | 2pm-6pm
SONIDO TROPICAL x LA JUNTA
855 Aerovista Place
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
La Junta’s ‘PIÑA’ party is back this month on Friday March 8th! Our man Yukicito is out of town for this one, currently making a long awaited trip back home to Osaka, Japan, but we’ve got some fine talent coming through to keep the music just as fresh as ever. In the main room, DJ RAW of LA’s Fuego party makes his debut in front of the dance floor at El Dorado DTLA. In the Stowaway Room, aka our ‘Coco Lounge,’ French label boss DJ SEB KRIMI of Radio Krimi Records (Chamonix, Mont Blanc) returns to LA to rock with our crew for his first time. If you remember the remix of the tune ‘Sou’ by the African band WÜIWA that DJ degruvme and I released in February of 2017, you may remember that it was done on the Radio Krimi Records imprint.
As always, our PIÑA event is free so come through ready to boogie!
PIÑA at El Dorado DTLA
416 S Spring St (btwn 4th & 5th)
So the calendar may say that it’s autumn, but the warm sunshine keeps saying otherwise, right? That’s what we love about our city and why we’re so excited to share the details about our next outdoor shindig. With three amazing events at our beloved Don Chente DTLA and a scary midseason move to do three more fantastic shows at the beautiful Hotel Indigo this summer, we’re ready for one last family gathering–a feet-on-the-ground, backyard boogie style getdown at one of the coolest hidden gems of a venue in all of the city!
Sunday, September 30
LA JUNTA 2018 SUMMER FINALE
with La Junta Sound System
& the return of very special guest, international dj/producer
JOSE MARQUEZ (Fania Records, Tribe Records)
Trópico de Nopal Art-Space & Gallery
1665 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
3pm-9pm | 21 & Over | $5 at the door
music ~ food ~ refreshments ~ jewelry/crafts/healing vendors
With a venue that we adore and top notch talent on the decks, we feel really, really good about this season-ending show and would love if you would join us for a true farewell to summer!!
La Junta (Yuki, Glenn, Prescilla & David)