Tomorrow night, Thursday October 12th– Dutty Artz is joining forces with Fania for a benefit at Kinfolk 94 (94 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn) to support disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico. All proceeds from the event will go directly to local relief efforts, with the event featuring live performances by Papi Juice co-founder and DJ Oscar Nñ, DJ Bembona, and Uproot Andy.
Talacha’s Frecuencia Sin Frontera signals a new point in the evolution of the inherently transnational cumbia genre. In the newest iteration of cumbia, it makes its way from Toy Selecta’s hip-hop insipred reworkings to crunk cumbia and now to a new corner of the DIY, Soundcloud-fueled underground with wepa, in all of its embracing of low-end, lo-fi grittiness.
On May 27th, Raymondstock and Riobamba’s new events/booking platform APOCALIPSIS present LIMBO, a two-floor #reggaetónrave that’s a signal boost to radical futures in Latinx urbano soundscapes. Hosted at Trans-Pecos, LIMBO welcomes the New York City debut of Chilena reina emcee Tomasa del Real.
My exclusive set for The Fader’s mixtape series dropped yesterday, a “A blazing mix of reggaetón, dembow, and rap en español from the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer.”
My mixtape for the Mixpak FM series is here, featured today as Resident Advisor’s Mix of the Day.
For me this mix dove into “channeling rage for, remembrance of, love toward victims of police brutality & state-sanctioned violence, in the U.S. y destructive legacies this country has left & continues to leave elsewhere– ya basta, ya basta, ya basta. A las víctimas– nunca serán olvidados.”
Super excited to share my track “Bin Danza” with sound artist and KUNQ member False Witness, which premiered last week on Thump Colombia.
Tomorrow night October 1st, Picó Picante is hosting the release party for MPEACH’s debut album Malania at Cameo Gallery. We’re ready to take over the space with sets by #KUNQ artist/island industrial hermano False Witness and Riobamba, as well as a special flamingo guest to be announced oh so soon.
Tickets are $5 in advance, and $8 at the door, and we start right at midnight.
Picó Picante is back at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston this summer on July 31st, teaming up for their Wavelengths outdoor programming!
New Riobamba mixtape out this week via NOISEY MX, called Ella Quiere!
Can hardly believe it, but PICÓ PICANTE celebrates our fourth anniversary this weekend, and for the occasion we’re bringing the party to Boston/NYC for a reggaetón rave of dreams.
This Friday June 19th, Chief Boima and I are headed northbound to Boston for my monthly party Picó Picante at Good Life.
Tonight June 11th, I’m excited to be back at #RemezclaPERREO in the basement of Webster Hall’s weekly House Party.
This Thursday May 14th, I’m so looking forward to playing #RemezclaPERREO, at the second installment of their monthly party at the Studio at House Party, Webster Hall. Expect indulgences in dembow, reggaeton, and perreo soundscapes alongside residents Nina Sky and False Witness, hosted by Hot 97’s Laura Stylez.
This Wednesday, April 29th at our Dutty Artz Keeps Changing the Mood party at the Knitting Factory, we’ve got DJ Ripley stepping up to the decks to deliver her signature style: using music to celebrate people’s experiences across race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, highlighting the beauty of interconnecting global stories and rocking them into your body on the dance floor.