Global bass artist collective Subsuelo have announced plans for their 10-year anniversary with a special show at Grand Performances this Saturday, September 4 that will also feature half a dozen special guests. All you need to do is RSVP for the free concert and show up between 2-9 p.m. to catch Subsuelo alongside Los Rakas, Uproot Andy, Reyna Tropical, Zuzuka Poderos, Cumbiatón, and Late Night Laggers.
Experimenters with fusions of futuristic and old-school tropical dance music, Subsuelo started out of a house party in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights in 2011. It was there that elements of cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, house, reggaeton, dancehall, baile funk, kuduro, and an abundance of other bass varieties combined to create a global sound.
Los Rakas, aka Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, will make an appearance and are coming off the release of two fire new singles: “Punani” and “Comuna 13.” Then there is New York-based electro-tropical Dj Uproot Andy, whose new song “Ofele” is a sublime collaboration with singer Pierre Kwenders’ and South African ampiano. Latinx darlings Reyna Tropical will be another unmissable act, their tropical indietronica in songs like recent single “Luna” are lush blends Afro-Mexican tones.
Indo Sur America artist Zuzuka Poderosa will be bringing her diverse talents, earned while cutting her teeth in the underground baile funk and global bass scene, to the concert also making her a must-see at an event known for its bass. Late Night Laggers, L.A.’s self-proclaimed curators of “global club culture experiences” (and it’s pretty damn true if their previous Levitt Pavilion bashes are anything to go by) will also be present; alongside the Boyle Heights-born collective Cumbiatón, fostered by Dj Sizzle Fantastic and Normz la Oaxaqueña, and their “intergenerational cultural movement” to uplift communities oppressed through music.
If there’s any summer send off party to go to, it’s this one. Subsuelo always brings it! Just look at the photos below.