credit: Robert Hein
Body Rock ATX
Formed in 2010, Body Rock ATX is a monthly dance party created by DJ Chorizo Funk and husband-wife hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm. Body Rock was initially inspired as a throwback to the block-party vibe of hip hop’s origins: a DJ on two turntables weaving soundscapes and MC’s on a microphone leading call and response. Through the years Body Rock evolved and transformed this concept into a ceremony of self-expression, where life is celebrated through dance and music.
Initial jams were largely attended by Austin B-boys and B-Girls, greater awareness came when the party moved to first Fridays at Loft 718 on Congress Ave in 2011. Throwdowns at Loft 718 became so popular within one year, the small downtown space could no longer contain it. Body Rock ATX’s next move in 2013 to The Sahara Lounge on the East Side plus the addition of tribute-themed parties ultimately cemented the party as an Austin cultural pillar. The only place where you could find the hood, hipsters, hippies, and professionals all sharing the same dance floor.
Body Rock ATX is a refuge, and bedrock for sweat, music, community, and dance – the best booty ceremony proudly residing in the ‘Live Music Capital.
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