friday march 15 | fuego

Two months ago, LA JUNTA crew were approached with the idea of producing an additional night (every third Fri) at El Dorado DTLA. We bounced the idea back and forth among our team, but the predominant concern was that doing back-to-back Fridays at the same venue may see us spreading our community of followers too thin, especially with an already full Spring schedule and another potentially busy summer fast approaching. So instead, we’ve decided to offer up that extra night to a solid, young up-and-coming deejay who is well versed in Latin music and pretty much anything that will heat up a dance floor. He accepted, the management said ‘Sure’ and FUEGO was born. And to help our new friend, DJ RAW, spark it, DEGRUVME and yours truly GLENN RED will be holding down guest deejay duties in the main room! I even agreed to do his first flyer, as seen here. I kinda like how it turned out 🙂

To add to the litness, La Junta’s own YUKICITO, who’d been dreaming up an event where he could mix and dance to his favorite kinds of music–Brazilian forró and classic cumbia from Colombia, Peru and Mexico–will be taking over the back Stowaway Room (the Coco Lounge on our PIÑA nights) on these same 3rd Fridays! Joining him is one of the originators of Forró in LA, and one of my favorite selectors/old partner at the event called ‘Ecléctica’, Mr. Reyes Rodriguez. So come check out the debut of FUEGO…it’s gonna be fire!

FUEGO – 3rd Fridays
EL DORADO DTLA
416 S. Spring Street
Downtown Los Angeles

sunday august 26 | la junta

Olá, Everyone!

Though we probably need a few more days to recover from the amazing madness of this past weekend’s La Junta special event featuring Novalima and Chacombo, we wanted to remind you that we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming on SUNDAY AUGUST 26!!

For this second to last getdown of the summer, we’ll be featuring one of São Paulo’s longtime favorite deejay/producers flying into LA for his first ever visit, plus two well-loved local bands who’ll float seamlessly across northeast Brazil’s beautiful but lesser known forró music, to the funky and soulful samba styles made popular by celebrated artists such as Jorge Ben and Tim Maia:

DJ TAHIRA
BANDA MÔFORRÓ
OS ZAGUEIROS
+ dance lesson/exhibition by Fabio & Andrea of FORRÓ in LA

4-10pm | 21+ | $5 Presale; $10 Door

Hotel Indigo DTLA
4th Floor Pool Deck
899 Francisco St (at 9th St.)
Los Angeles CA 90017

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See you poolside!