friday september 13 | piña

La Junta Sound System returns to El Dorado DTLA this Friday night for the monthly romp we like to call PIÑA. With Yukicito out on a forró dancing expedition to Boston this weekend, degruvme and yours truly get to dig in out in the main room all night while our good friend DJ Ear Jordan brightens up the Coco Lounge with some soulful uptempo sounds.

9PM | FREE
El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St
(between 4th & 5th)
Los Angeles CA 90013

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saturday september 7 | bump

La Junta Sound System is back in Boyle Heights this Saturday night (and every first Saturday) at Xelas for the thing we call ‘Bump’! The evening’s music includes our irresistible blend of Afro-Latin street party sounds mixed with extra helpings of hip-hop, disco, funky throwbacks, 80s faves and soulful party jams bumpin’ out of a clean and powerful QSC audio system. Come out for some brews and work it away on the dance floor!

Xelas – Boyle Heights
1846-1/2 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles CA 90033

10PM | FREE

thursday august 29 | afro funké

Yes, I! Afro Funké, currently in its sixteenth year, is back for one more afroboogie in 2019! Besides your friendly neighborhood resident deejays, Jeremy Sole and yours truly, English-Jamaican reggae/dancehall star Shinehead headlines the evening with a special selector set alongside partner DJ Papalotl. Plus, in the upstairs Townhouse lounge, our longtime friend DJ Jedi rocks the turntables like only he can. Be there because it’s gonna be a great one!

9pm | 21+ | Free
Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice

thursday august 15 | tamar ilana

I’m stoked to be back performing an opening deejay set at the Skirball Cultural Center for their annual Sunset Concerts series! I’ll be behind the turntables setting the vibe for Tamar Ilana & the Ventanas in their Los Angeles debut! Come out at 6:30pm to hear the set; the band goes on around 8pm.

About the band:

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and dancer Tamar Ilana, the Toronto-based Ventanas reimagine age-old Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves.

Inspired by a childhood touring the world with her mother, an ethnomusicologist, Ilana sings about migration and identity in Ladino, Spanish, Bulgarian, Hebrew, French, Romani, and Arabic. Be enchanted by their dynamic mix of contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads and original compositions.

8PM | FREE with RSVP here.

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90049