Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Assassins, DJ Turmix

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase “Salsoul” in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit “Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

For the 11-piece Boogaloo Assassins the mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s 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 Afro-Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Known throughout the West for their high-energy live shows, Boogaloo Assassins’ debut recording “Old Love Dies Hard” features their hit single “No No No”, a salsa version of the blues/reggae classic, featured on Gilles Peterson’s BBC-1, Los Angeles’s leading public radio station KCRW, and many others. As of Spring 2014, Boogaloo Assassins have hit both the road and the recording studio with new rock’n’roll phenom Nick Waterhouse.
After 18 years career in Spain and main European Cities, Barcelona native Dj Turmix packed up his vinyl and hit the NYC scene in late 2008. In only one year he built great relationships with some of the best local DJ’s and has played a diverse array of clubs, concerts, festivals and private events. He is a specialist in Latin Boogaloo Sounds, from 50’s to present day, and in January 2011 he launched LET’S BOOGALOO, a new monthly DJ/live music party at Nublu sponsored by Fania Records. Dj Turmix and FANIA are working with the same objective, to provide high quality music. Dj Turmix also spins sets for the dance floor that take fans on a journey through Jazz, Soul, Latin and Funk mixed up with a groovy touch of electronic rhythms and breaks.