Boogaloo Assassins

Boogaloo Assassins

DJ Day, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, Beat Mosaic

Sun, August 16, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is all ages

Official ID required for those who are 16 +
Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Boogaloo Assassins
Boogaloo Assassins
The Boogaloo Assassins' mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast's modern answer to New York City's Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960's style salsa and "Latin Boogaloo", best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows.

Boogaloo Assassins long-awaited debut CD "Old Love Dies Hard" is 7 cuts of old-meets-new salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-soul. Taking inspiration from groundbreaking artists of NYC's latin music explosion of the 1960′s, "Old Love Dies Hard" reinterprets and creates classic Latin dance music perfect for today's dancefloor. Singles such as "Mi Jeva" (featured in feature film Celeste and Jesse Forever) "No No No" (a classic reimagining of the blues/reggae classic) and straight-latin-Boogaloo-meets-the-Beach-Boys romp "Do You Wanna Dance" are 3 of the disc's highlights. Sample the music here: (link to store page)

Style: Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas.
KC Roberts & The Live Revolution
After their set at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in 2012, Artistic Director Josh Grossman called KCLR "scary good…a blast to hear and just as fun to watch." In September 2013, NOW Magazine listed KCLR as one of Toronto's 10 Local Buzz Bands Set to Break Big. And on October 15th, 2013 KCLR will release their fourth record, one that lives up to the buzz generated by their live performances.

Parkdale Funk 2: SIDES (PDF2) is a double LP featuring 27 tracks, 40 guest musicians and over 2 hours of music. Although it's a funk record on the surface, PDF2's track list highlights KCLR's strong jazz, rock and urban influences. The album is a culmination of nearly 2 years of work that was made#KCLRfunk

possible by a crowdfunding initiative to which KCLR's fans contributed $26,000. PDF2 sessions began in 2012, and included contributions by Toronto hip hop legends D-Sisive, The Airplane Boys and DJ Grouch, as well as a live strings section and big band.

KCLR's first LP, Parkdale Funk 1: the Pillage of Bloor West Village, was entirely self-recorded, produced and distributed. gave the record 4.5 out of 5 stars, raving that "the time, passion and heart that went into this record is undeniable and will blow your mind whether you peruse Toronto's Parkdale or Vancouver's Granville." Exclaim! Magazine raves that Parkdale Funk 1 is filled with "wickedly contagious grooves…truly smoking J.B.'s and Tower of Power-inspired horn charts, sick guitar soloing and colourful keyboard touches."

Throughout 2014, KCLR will be touring across Canada in support of PDF2. The band also has plans to release videos for many of PDF2's tracks, thus building the record into an even larger body of art and further recognizing the incredible support of their fans.

KCLR's pedigree as a live band is well-established, drawing comparisons to The Roots, Jamiroquai and Janelle Monae. The band has regularly shared the stage with major international artists including recent events with DJ Q-Bert, Spectrum Road and Blue King Brown, as well as an upcoming event with soul legend Lee Fields. These achievements have enabled KCLR to become jazz festival favourites around Ontario (TD Toronto Jazz, Beaches Jazz Festival, Aurora Jazz Festival, Jazz on the Mountain at Blue, Sudbury Jazz Festival).
Beat Mosaic
Beat Mosaic, is an irresistibly sassy soul band from Los Angeles, California. Anchored in a classic funk sound that evokes comparisons to the Meters and theMGs, this 8 person outfit broadcasts a sound with attitude in the extreme. Showcasing gritty vocals and biting horns, roaring organ and purring Wurlitzer, Beat Mosaic weaves a tapestry of funk, soul and afro-beat that is by turns laid-back and uproarious, equal parts Budos Band and Curtis Mayfield, Jimi Hendrix and Bill Withers. They defy you not to dance. Living in the golden zone where tasty song-writing meets expert funkmanship, Beat Mosaic is a soul band that throws its weight around on the dance floor.
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017