If you love to go out and just dance downtown without having to go to 6th Street and want to avoid the east side hipsters, Body Rock is the party for you. The event started in February 2010 at Plush and now brings the party to Loft 718 . Attendees will dance to old school soul, hip hop, funk, Afro-Latin and disco spun by Austin-based DJ Chorizo Funk. Attendees should also be prepared with their best dance moves as Soul Train lines are not uncommon.
This month the folks behind Body Rock are bringng in special guest DJ Selecta Q Forty-Five to add some reggae “riddims” to the party. Known for his “One Love Reggae Uprising” events every second Saturday of the month, Selecta Q Forty-Five brings listeners musical selections from the best lovers rock, dancehall, ska and more.
Body Rock is always hosted by Jbro and Tiger Lily of the Austin-based hip hop group Riders Against The Storm (RAS). Loft 718 is located at 718 N. Congress Ave above Silhouette Sushi. Look for it at the southwest corner of 8th and Congress. 21+ are welcome. Cover is $4. Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit the event post on Facebook here and on Do512 here. Guest list spots ( +1) are available if you RSVP via Fusicology.
Listen to previous sets from Body Rock events below.