Happy Summer, Familia!
We at La Junta are still riding the good vibes from the last tardeada on Memorial Day weekend, but it’s already time to share the lineup for our next show here on the interwebs! Joining us on SUNDAY JUNE 24…
all the way from Australia:
QVLN (aka Quetzal Guerrero) + special guests, live
and undoubtedly one of LA’s finest deejays/tastemakers
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW, Afro Funké, TheLIFT), deejay set
Woohoo!!! While we’re incredibly excited about our scheduled performers, if you remember our big announcement at the May event, you know that our June show will be simultaneous amazing and bittersweet, as it will be our last at DON CHENTE DTLA, who’ll be closing their doors in mid-July with the sale of the property on which it stands. Yep, that’s right…our final gathering on this particular rooftop (boohoo). Have no fear, though…we’re not going far. We’ll share our new DTLA rooftop location in the coming weeks 😉 For now, gather everyone you know and let’s close the place down right and go out BIG!!!
I’m super excited to have been asked to play records at this second coming of the EXTRA ANCESTRAL show, hosted by LA’s young percussion master, Kahlil Cummings and his CAPOFRESH brand. The evening features Kahlil’s new CAPOFRESH ENSEMBLE project, a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of his favorite local players, as well as BLOCO OBINI, the all-female bloco afro he both leads and instructs. As an extra treat, all the way from Australia, Mr. Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN, joins the festivities as the evening’s special guest performer! Dance performances by Daunte Fyall, Jahanna Blunt, Rachel Hernandez and Rosangela Silvestre round out the evening but who knows, there are probably more surprises in store!
Check the Facebook Event Page for all the info, and see Farah Sosa’s photographs from the very first show back in February. This night will be just as amazing!
PIÑA returns tonight, Friday June 8th 2018 to El Dorado DTLA! MUCH LOVE to everyone who came out for our 1 Year Anniversary party in May…it was quite the soiree, with so many familiar faces, new friends and future family. GRATITUDE and RESPECT to the crew from EXPEDITION RADIO–Derrick Ah Sam, Baby Bubba, Plann B. and Mr. Garfield Adams from providing their beautiful, soulful take on music from all over the globe.
TONIGHT, we welcome in the main room, our great friend NuTropic LA and FEx Chicago, DJ NEWLIFE!! In the Coco Lounge, another of our extended deejay family members, DJ REYES Rodriguez from beloved Echo Park venue, Trópico de Nopal. With both these guys on hand, the tropical love will be flowing from all corners of bar and dance floor!
El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St (between 4th & 5th)
See you tonight!!!
I’m back in Chinatown Los Angeles this week, mixin’ moody, vibey lounge and dancin’ sounds at my monthly gathering called LATITUDE. Come thru for a great Friday night hang. It all goes down at GENERAL LEE’S COCKTAIL HOUSE in the Chinatown Central Plaza. 10PM | FREE.
475 Ging Ling Way
Los Angeles CA 90012