Words by Mike Styles
Our tropical friends from Chicago, Itzi Nallah and the CumbiaSazo! crew have been touring westward and covering lots of land far and away from their Pilsen community in the Windy C. The team’s been properly representing their phenomenal monthly that squeezes in over 800 party people often..and just about every time! A growing name in the alternative latin and global bass spaces internationally, the CumbiaSazo! crew fundraised (SUPPORT!) and immediately set out on their powered by the people, Connection Tour in order to continue to build with supporting and like-minded collectives across the states. We are most excited about this particular collaboration happening this Wednesday, September 16th, as CumbiaSazo! joins forces with our Boyle Heights fam SUBSUELO! Bogart of Whiskey Barons also joins the party and the RSVP list is already hanging out the door at Eastside Luv Bar y Queso. We took witness and participated in CumbiaSazo!’s party at Chicago’s Double Door and a couple of other events earlier this year and highly suggest this event LA!
Check Itzi and Crew’s recent feature on KPFK’s Soundwaves!
SUBSUELO EVENT PAGE & Other Upcoming Dates in San Diego, Oakland, SF and CHI>>
Our friends from CumbiaSazo! are touring the country and in Los Angels they will land at SUBSUELO! Plus, Bogart from Whiskey Barons joins our roster of guests to make a warm end of summer night Sept 16.
Four years ago, a group of Chicagobased friends had the urge to explore their respective loves for cumbia and created what would eventually become CumbiaSazo, an audiovisual crew and party arts incubator exploring the intersections of cultural heritage & club culture. Channeling the “Nu Cumbia” and “Tropical Bass” undercurrents worldwide, residents DJ Itzi Nallah, VJ caliXta & MC/dancer Tifflove perform regularly alongside percussionists as a soundsystem group while also producing large scale community oriented parties involving local artists.
Sam “the Bogart” recently relocated to Los Angeles, looking for new adventures after 14 Years of Djing and producing music in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts. A record fiend and music obsessive studying and sharing the drum heavy products of Afro/Latin/Disco/Soul/Boogie/Rock & Roll. Along with long time collaborator Bosq, they formed the production/dj duo The Whiskey Barons, releasing many floorfiller edits and remixes on eclectic labels like Fania Records, Bastard Jazz, Wonderwheel, Vampisoul, and Cultures of Soul. Lately his drink of choice is Mezcal and is enjoying sampling every taco truck in his new neighborhood.
8pm doors. Live performance at 10:30pm. Dancing til 2am.
SUBSUELO CREW… Canyon, Ethos, Captain Planet, Gazoo, Gabriel, Gerardo, Gozar, Farah, Juxli y Tigresa.
1835 E 1st St,
Los Angeles, California 90033