Boogaloo Assassins are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band inspired by
the classic Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin funk records of
the 1960’s and 1970’s. A staple of the Los Angeles live music scene,
Boogaloo Assassins are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with 2 sets of
live music, special guests, and DJs.
Founded in 2007 by members of the Los Angeles bands Hepcat, Ocean 11, and
See Spot, their 2013 self-released vinyl debut Old Love Dies Hard birthed
the 7” underground cross-over hit single “No No No”, a mambo version of the
Dawn Penn reggae classic, which received airplay from BBC Radio 6’s Gilles
Peterson, pioneering hip-hop Dj Tony Touch, KCRW 89.9, KKJZ 88.1, KPFK
90.7, KPCC 89.3, KXLU 88.9 and became a modern staple of salsa and funk
club Dj’s across the globe.
2014 saw Boogaloo Assassins support Innovative Leisure recording artist Nick
Waterhouse on West Coast dates, join the iconic Latin label Fania Records
with the re-release of their debut Old Love Dies Hard, and play a 5-show
celebration of Fania’s 50th anniversary in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and
New York City, including backing Fania legends Joe Bataan and Roberto Roena.
Boogaloo Assassins’ original 7-inch “One and Only (Parts 1 and 2)”, was
released on Pres Records (producer Nick Waterhouse) in 2016, instantly