A post from GARY! TONIGHT: Maluca — The Forbidden Dance.

Happy Thursday afternoon, everybody!

So, question for you friends. It’s early summer…you college students are up to no good…let me guess. You’re craving a dance party tonight! 
That’s good news, because GARY! – Austin Eavesdropper’s music editor – dropped this treat into my inbox just now, and I wanted to share it with you. Take it away, GARY!:

So if you took part in any of the free SXSW events over the past few years, then you should be no stranger to the guys over at Mad Decent. They throw some ridiculous parties when they swing through Austin, and release even crazier music. What you may or may not know is that Mad Decent is actually the baby of Diplo, a DJ curator of sorts, and also home to people like Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, and Blaqstarr.

But the latest Mad Decent addition? MALUCA. And she plays in town tonight, y’all.

When I asked my friend Jill to describe her to me, she did so in the simplest way imaginable: “Think Latin MIA.” Now if that doesn’t insert a compact little visual into your skull, then the only thing to do is see Maluca for yourself. Here’s a short video for the Diplo-produced track, “El Tigeraso,” Maluca’s debut single – an infectious, electric track that draws on the woman’s Dominican merengue roots.

Born in the Bronx and raised in Manhattan by Dominican parents, Maluca is that increasingly rare bird – a downtown girl, who brings together the classic cool, glamour, grit and passion of New York City in an instant. She and Diplo met at a karaoke bar, immediately began working together, and the rest, as they say, is history.

If this is perhaps your cup of tea, then you should definitely come down to The ND tonight and catch her show. Make sure to RSVP before the list closes tonight for reduced cover.

(BONUS: Listen to Maluca’s track with Oliver Twizt here.)

See you killers on the dance floor,

Wet Hot American Party with Maluca
With DJ Orion and Dubbel Dutch, hosted by Misa Soliz.


June 17 at The ND (501 Studios)

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