La Bomba "10 years of UK’s Latin Explosion - Old School vs New School"

O2 Islington Academy
Event Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 23:00
Angel Central, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield St, Islington N1 0PS
After its hiatus, La Bomba, Europe’s pioneering Reggaetón/Urban Latin rave is back this time at the O2 Islington Academy, celebrating its 10th anniversary - with a special Old Skool vs New Skool battle on the decks...

Back in 2007, after pioneering a series of events across the capital, DJ Jose Luis and a crew of promoters were invited to stage their cross-over Latin rave at a large scale venue, starting in what was then the Hammersmith Palais and moving a few months later to Ministry Of Sound. They held a residency at MOS for 8 years aswell as residencies at Pacha (Ibiza and London), The Honey Club and TBC (Brighton), Seone, Scala, Plan B and others venues across Europe, an unprecedented run for any Latin club night at the time.

La Bomba helped break the now global phenomenon of Reggaetón in the UK, being the first club night to play artists such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel and Pitbull. Ten years later Reggaetón has established itself as a mainstream force within the music industry, infusing come of 2017s most successful global pop anthems with its hypnotic beat, thanks to producers such as Major Lazer and DJ Snake. New Latino artists such as J Balvin, Maluma, Farruko, Gente de Zona and the pioneer Nicky Jam have reached worldwide fame, on the back of this uniquely Latin rhythm.

Reggeaton has also had its influence on a new Latin London generation, and the next La Bomba will witness some of the original La Bomba crew take on London's new generation of selectors in a battle of the Old School vs New School: DJ Jose Luis, Padrino, Saul Maya and DJ Chino will battle Luigi Sanchez, Pedro Suave, Carlos Ortiz and guests in their attempt to define the next generation of La Bomba residents.

Also special PA guest by Colombian-born, London-based Reggaetón artist Guerrero

Infolines: 07506 725107 / 07725 368361 /
O2 Academy Islington
Angel Central, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield St, Islington N1 0PS
11PM to 5 AM
£10 in advance available from and street vendors £15 ATD
Table booking, Glist request and group bookings
Dress code: No effort no entry. No baseball hats, no tracksuits. R.O.A.R.
OVER 18 ONLY. Compulsory ID and search at the door