Boogaloo Assassinsby October 28, 2022
Boogaloo Assassins are a 13-piece Latin Soul and Salsa group from Los Angeles, California. A Los Angeles live music favorite since 2008, their independently released 2013 debut album Old Love Dies Hard was inspired by the soulful Latin records of the 1960s, and their 7-inch lead single “No No No” took radio and dancehalls around the world by storm. To this day, Boogaloo Assassins receive airplay on Los Angeles radio stations like KCRW, KKJZ, KPFK, KPCC, KXLU and were featured on Giles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6 and received accolades from NPR, Vice, the LA Weekly, the OC Weekly, including winning the OC Weekly Music Awards “Best Latin Band” on three occasions.
In 2014, Boogaloo Assassins joined the legendary New York City 1960s-70s Latin label FANIA, and backed two of FANIA’s icons – Joe Bataan and percussionist Roberto Roena – for a FANIA 50th Anniversary show in Stern Grove Park, San Francisco. 2016 saw the release of the instantly rare 7-inch Boogaloo scorcher “One and Only”, produced by Innovative Leisure recording artist Nick Waterhouse, as well as California tour dates in support of Nick Waterhouse.
In 2018 the Boogaloo Assassins single “No No No” struck yet again, creating a sensation in the clubs and on the radio of modern Salsa music’s South American home, Colombia. In 2019 Boogaloo Assassins were invited to perform in Cali and Bogota, Colombia, with 17k+ in attendance at Salsa al Parque, one of Bogota’s premier Salsa festivals, which included live coverage on Colombia’s national public television show, Canal Capital. Currently, Boogaloo Assassins are playing harder than ever, performing live throughout Southern California (and beyond), and putting the finishing touches on their much-awaited new record, to be released in late-2022.