Subsuelo -- aka East. L.A's global bass dance party -- throws down thumping electro-cumbia, tropical funk and Latin trap music from resident DJs Gozar, Ethos, Gazoo and Canyon Cody. The party has even attracted guest spots from Mexican Institute of Sound, Los Rakas, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Aceyalone, Mexican Dubwiser, B+ (Mochilla), Paul Devro (Mad Decent), Nortec Collective, 2Mex and Anthony Valadez (KCRW).
On Friday, you can indulge in the best of both worlds at Subsuelo, when hip-hop and Latin alternative gets a party mash-up at the Til-Two Club. The underground party made popular in East. L.A. has even been getting sweet reviews from L.A. Weekly, who describe it as the “Best Party in East L.A. … part hip-hop scene, part cumbia club." Need more? NPR phrased it this way: “Not simply a musical achievement, but also a social one." Not convinced yet?
I'll give you my Top 3 reasons to go:
- The music will body rock you like no one has.
- You will lose two pounds from dancing -- sort of.
- You will meet cool, cerebral, like-minded folk.
Local Jazz 88.3 radio host Marcus Rosario wants San Diego to get a taste of what L.A. has been enjoying by inviting Subsuelo for its debut in S.D.
"I'm bringing down East L.A.'s Subsuelo for a one-off," Rosario said. "I also got Cumbia Machin and Dub Dynamite's Eddie Turbo on the bill for the night."
More info here. Listen to Subsuelo “El Viejo Boombap," which was featured in the award-winning film Kumpania: Flamenco Los Angeles.
Music. Community. Culture.
The party is free before 10 p.m. Or, you can RSVP to Mawkwardrsvp@gmail.com (subject line: SD Subsuelo Party RSVP) for a $5 cover fee instead.
Dita Quiñones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino and Hip-Hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, FOX News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter.