THE BEST LATIN DJS AND MUSICIANS IN AUSTRALIA

Get ready for 3 nights of non-stop dancing with 2 Live Concerts and 3 nights of parties. In addition to an incrdible line-up of Salsa & Mambo DJs, the SSMC 2022 will be showcasing 3 nights of a dedicated Bachata room by SIBF and a World room for Zouk, Kizomba and Reggaeton lovers.

BANDS

fri night live concert

Malo Malo

Sydney’s own MALO MALO, described by triple j as a ‘highly potent’ & ‘progressive’ salsa band, Malo Malo’s leader Danny G Felix draws inspiration from classic 1970’s Cuban, Puerto Rican & New York dance bands. Imbued with Latin rhythms such as guaguanco, son montuno, mozambique, cha cha, son, songo & bolero their music is energetic, uplifting & captivating. 

Danny G spends his time between Sydney & Cali, Colombia – the ”capital of Salsa” ! It was there where he built a strong bond with many musicians while working with the all-star Colombian Salsa group Orquesta Calibre.  MALO MALO, passionate about music, multiculturalism, human rights & equality.  Released their debut album “AUSTRALEÑO” 2019. Several tracks charted internationally & were featured in the top 100 “New Generation Salsa” playlists. It was ‘”Album of the week” on Eastside Radio & SBS Spanish, with the single “Finao” being “song of the week” on radio FBI’s Bare Necessities. 

They featured in 2020 performing at Cali’s biggest new years day street party in the barrio Ulpiano lloreda shortly followed by sold out shows in Colombia’s capital Bogota. MALO MALO’s explosive live shows always set fire to the dance floor with their powerful & infectious groove. Their latest releases are the  Live in Cali EP recorded at Cali’s famous salsa club La Topa Tolondra and “Mi Ritmo” a collaboration with the Sydney electro-latin super trio Oyobi and is out on London’s AtJazz record label.

sat night live concert

Gonzalo Porta & the Sydney All-Stars

Gonzalo Porta born in Australia moved to Uruguay, his family’s homeland, as a small child. His singing talent was recognised early which started his music career at just 13. Huge successes followed in Uruguay & throughout South America including a string of number 1 hits & gold discs with groups like Monterrojo, La 424, Karibitos con K, Zanatta y L Autentica. Gonzalo was also part of the Film “Aparte”, a remarkable film focusing on the Uruguayan people.

With eight gold records to his name, this acclaimed international singer/songwriter returned to Australia in 2006 keen to expand his music career & to share his talent with audiences from Australia & beyond!

With such a versatile voice Gonzalo is in very high demand within the Latin Music scene for his accredited solo work, as a featured lead vocalist, or for being the leader & driving force behind Gonzalo Porta & the Sydney All-stars.

Gonzalo is currently promoting his second solo album “SIN FRONTERAS”. The album contains 9 tracks featuring “Solo Mia”, currently Top 25 on Billboard tropical charts. Awarded also with “Song Of The Year” by Promomusic Bcn in Europe.


SALSA DJs

DJ-JAMES

DJ JAMES

James, hooked on Salsa since 2006, fell in love with On 2 in 2008 & has developed a deep passion for fania-era music & a love of the history of the music and dance. James has been DJing for 8 years and is the resident DJ for Salsa on Saturday every month in Canberra since 2014, with his weekly DJ residency at Highball Express - a Cuban Rum club (Canberra).
DJ-El Padrino

DJ EL-PADRINO

DJ El-Padrino has to be one of the finest Salsa and Latino DJ's around. With a passion for Latin dance and music, combined with talent. Well known in the Sydney Salsa scene. He has DJ'd at some of the top clubs and events in Sydney and interstate. He is extremely versatile. His sets are full of energy and flavour guaranteed to get you on the dance floor and keep you dancing all night.

Bachata DJs

SALSEROS AND MAMBEROS

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