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

friday february 8 | piña

The year just keeps pushing on it’s already time for another PIÑA party! We’ll be back at the gorgeous EL DORADO DTLA this Friday night February 8th, with some and old friend and some new ones on the turntables. Our pal from Ojai’s ¡WEPA! events, DJ ELIXIR makes a return to shake up the Coco Lounge, while the fellas from La Cita Bar’s EL MENEAITO weekly–EAZY UNO and PD RUSTY–make the main room bounce hard! As always, it’s free and starts at 9pm. See you down under the ground.

EL DORADO DTLA
416 S. Spring St. (between 4th & 5th)
Downtown Los Angeles

monday december 31 | piña x nye!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

La Junta crew (incl. yours truly, Glenn Red) here checkin’ in with you during these mad times. The good news is that 2018 is coming to an end and we’re about halfway to having that opportunity to make things right again. The bad news is that we’re still only about halfway there. Nevertheless, it’s that time of year to focus on being with family and friends and to take the time to celebrate life together. With that in mind, we’ve accepted the call to host our second PIÑA NEW YEARS EVE celebration at EL DORADO DTLA!!

Featuring two rooms of music with:
LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM (Yukicito, Glenn Red, Degruvme)
AL JACKSON (Soul Children, Juju)
KRISTI LOMAX (KPFK 90.7FM)
&
a live dance performance by:
SAMBA ROYALE
feat. Samba USA Queen 2015 NICOLEA PETTIS
+
complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight!

We had an absolute blast last year and can’t wait to do it with you all again. And let your friends know…we’ll be one of the friendliest (and most affordable) NYE events in town! Make plans to celebrate with us!

9pm-2am | $10 all night
Monday December 31st
EL DORADO DTLA
416 S Spring St.
Downtown Los Angeles

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friday november 9 | piña

PIÑA returns to Downtown Los Angeles on the second Friday of November with two special guests gracing the decks! First, in the main room, the main man from LA’s wildly popular tropical bass collective, Late Night Laggers…CHABOI!! Then, in the Coco Lounge, long-time house music connoisseur, BRAD KENT of Melt LA!

And just to keep things fresh but consistent, I’ve also given the flyer a slightly new look with a new background. I’m hoping this also sparks some cool new design ideas as the event continues to morph with the fast-moving musical landscape in LA.

See you on November 9th!