Established December 2007, PELIGROSA is a collective of DJs, producers and visual artists reenergizing the sights and sounds of Latin Americas past, present and future. We promulgate the antiquity of our deeply rooted sounds, cherishing it’s beauty, sheading light on it’s uniqueness while making it relevant to today’s audience. We play a wide variety of styles and enjoy music from the continents of South America, Africa and parts of Europe. We are dangerous music!
Creator and Founder of Peligrosa, Orión, Panamanian born, grew up with the music from his Puerto Rican and Colombian parents later embracing it and spreading it on dance floors and clubs all across the globe. Known party rocker and hustler, Orión shares many tasks with his Peligrosa family. As a dj he seeks the rarest Cumbia, Puya, Porro and the like, constantly hunting for new and emerging styles for times both long lost and thriving in enclaves of Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. As a graphic and visual artist Orión plays a major roll in content generation for Peligrosa and beyond, from flyers to videos to animations to vjing live during Peilgrosa performances. He also produces in wide array styles, much like his djing, and has quiet a few releases under his belt, most of which you can download for free on his website. Orión cherishes the stage and feels at home behind a set of turntables.
DJ King Louie (Luis Espada) was born in Madrid and grew up in Mexico, so it makes sense why his repertoire of Cumbia, Hip Hop & House keep professional party goers moving all night and into the morning hours. The Austin-based DJ recently released a mix for Madgods Clothing along with various other mixes of varying styles. He has played on the East and West coast at parties such as Dim Mak Tuesdays, Hard Festival, Nocturnal Festival, Gold Whistle and Peligrosa to name a few. He has been billed with greats such as Afrojack, MSTRKRFT, L-Vis 1990, Dan Oh, Them Jeans, 12th Planet, Uproot Andy, Laid Back Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Sinden, Flosstradamus and many others. His work in Austin includes monthly parties (A Bailar Cabrones, Powwow) as well as weekly performances, he is an associate of Raw Word Records and Peligrosa, and He has been known to dazzle the crowd into a frenzy with his high energy!
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Location CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, US Record Label AMERICANO® DJ DUS has taken the principals of 1970’s era Jamaican soundsystems, a producer’s approach to developing new material and a DJ’s skill behind the turntables to develop a unique and inspired mix of cumbia, hip hop and reggae tracks that translates to a new and fresh sound- best described as NU Cumbia.
Austin born VJ and Visualist. 4th Wall (Muro4) joined Peligrosa in 2010. With roots in IDM, he has done visual work for the likes of FourTet, Telefon Tel Aviv and RJD2. Peligrosa for life, and founding member of the ATX beat collective known as Applied Pressure.
Manolo Black (aka Trey Lopez) has been providing sounds for the Austin Musical collaborations and experiences in Brazil and Cuba have deeply He has recently collaborated on mix series with culture/fashion/art web Currently you can find him bangin’ out cumbia sounds and all things
nightlife for a number of years. Having access to a record store in his small
South Texas hometown fueled a fire early in his life that continues burn
ever so bright. He has played alongside an eclectic mix of acts, including
Broken Social Scene, RJD2, Diplo, Tortoise, Bajo Fondo, Broadcast,
Ozomatli, Chico Mann, Toy Selectah, Rich Medina, Quantic and a slew
of others. On stage in a live setting, he has collaborated with a number of
dj’s, musicians and artists including the Nuyorican Poets, DJ MEL, Adrian
Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout), DJ SUN, John Speice (Grupo
Fantasma, Brownout), DJ DOLORES (Brazil), drummer Earl Harvin, and
keysman Dave Palmer.
influenced his style and expression. His Brazilian flavored mix “Mezclando
Con Peligrosa” was featured on MTV Hive’s mix of the week and his re-
edit of Manu Chao’s “Je Ne T’Aime Plus” was recently highlighted on East
Village Radio. And he’s been voted “Best DJ” in the Austin Chronicle’s
magazine Bleach Online entitled “Domingo’s Love Affairs.”
tropical as a member of the Austin based Peligrosa collective, which he
has been a part of for 5 years.
Manolo Black (aka Trey Lopez) has been providing sounds for the Austin
Musical collaborations and experiences in Brazil and Cuba have deeply
He has recently collaborated on mix series with culture/fashion/art web
Currently you can find him bangin’ out cumbia sounds and all things
Sonora, also known as Sonora Longoria, is a producer of Latin and third world/global bass music who resides in San Antonio, Texas. He released his debut EP, “Siempre Fresco,” in September of 2010 through the label Peligrosa, since then he has had other releases through Dutty Artz, Friends of Friends, Man Recordings, Sounds Of Sumo, and Mad Decent.
The “cumbia child” Sonora has accomplished quite a few projects with global artists, one being for his “Remezcla” EP series where he takes on remixing and recording with carioca bass diva Zuzuka Poderosa. The album recieved a great review by MTV in which they stated:
“her souped-up Brazilian chatter collides head-on with Sonora’s Latin-flavored bass. As you might imagine, sparks fly everywhere and stuff catches on fire.”
“Sonora found a way of taking those songs and making them more articulate. What comes out is something like tropical disco.” – MTV Iggy
Currently he is working and wrapping up new remix projects with latin vocalist/mc, Boogat, and Oakland based Panamanian duo Los Rakas, and working on his releases with the crew and label “Peligrosa” as well as his debut album being the newest signee to “Little Owl Recordings”
“Sonora is definitely the most prolific producer that this whole new electropical scene has given us.” – Remezcla Musica
Just as an anthropologist would live and play among his subjects in order to gain insight, Quito infiltrates hipster haunts for the sake of creating a virtual scrapbook for future generations to ponder and emulate. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.
The newest addition to the Peligrosa Posse, is Texas born and raised, DJ Chorizo Funk, one of the premiere sound selectors in the lone star state. His deep passion for music and technical skill behind the turntables guarantee a soulful experience on the dancefloor. He’s able to seamlessly mix and connect the dots amongst a wide range of genres such as Afro-Latin, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, and more. A certified party rocker Chorizo Funk embodies the old school definition of a DJ: technical skill with his hands and an ever-growing music library embracing the best of the past, present, and future.