CITY BEATS with The Boogaloo Assassins
11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez // 12:00 PM Performance
A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs every 2nd Wednesday, April through September, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!
ABOUT BOOGALOO ASSASSINS:
Boogaloo Assassins are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin Funk records of the 1960’s and 1970’s. A staple of the Los Angeles live music scene, loved by crate-diggers, Latin music afficionados, and dancers of all backgrounds, Boogaloo Assassins was founded in 2007 by members of the Los Angeles Jamaican-style ska bands Hepcat, Ocean 11, and See Spot.
Their 2013 self-released vinyl debut Old Love Dies Hard had the 7-inch underground cross-over hit single “No No No” and received club and radio airplay around the globe, from BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson, original NYC hip-hop Dj Tony Touch, Santa Monica’s KCRW 88.9, and other local Southern California radio outlets such as KKJZ, KPFK, KPCC, KXLU.
In 2014, Boogaloo Assassins supported Innovative Leisure recording artist Nick Waterhouse on West Coast dates and joined the iconic Latin label Fania Records, with the re-release of Old Love Dies Hard, a 5-show celebration of FANIA’s 50th anniversary in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, and backed legends Joe Bataan and Roberto Roena.
2017 saw Boogaloo Assassins celebrate their 10th anniversary with a sold-out shows at Los Angeles’s The Echo, debut three new originals live on YouTube channel Jam in the Van, celebrate Los Angeles’s pioneering funk and soul monthly The Root Down’s 20th Anniversary, perform a tribute to and share stages with Joe Bataan, Quita Penas, Orgone, Jungle Fire, and the Expanders.
ABOUT ANTHONY VALADEZ:
Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies around the city, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.