Music Pioneers Honored At 10th Annual Latin Mixx DJ Choice Awards
July 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM (PT)
The LATIN MIXX DJ CHOICE AWARDS returns to MANHATTAN’s STAGE 48 to ring in its 10th anniversary show on THURSDAY, JULY 30th, commemorating the contributions of visionary industry leaders and sound architects who have shaped today’s music and pop culture landscape.
The honorees include legendary hip-hop artist SLICK RICK (MIXX CARES HUMANITARIAN AWARD); syndicated SPANISH language radio force DJ ALEX SENSATION (ICON AWARD); groundbreaking record executives PORFIRIO PINA and UMG's GUSTAVO LOPEZ (TRAILBLAZER AWARD).
Pioneering entertainment impresario, FEVER ENTERTAINMENT's SAL ABBATIELLO will be honored with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. He owned and operated the legendary SOUTH BRONX hip-hop club DISCO FEVER in the late '70s, which played a key role in globalizing Hip-hop and designing the success of Freestyle Music, a fusion of hip-hop, dance and LATIN, discovering three of the most influential DJ's of all time in GRANDMASTER FLASH, LITTLE LOUIE VEGA and FUNKMASTER FLEX, as well as developing the iconic freestyle music trio, THE COVER GIRLS.
Past LMX honorees included RUBEN BLADES, JOHNNY VENTURA, FAT JOE and JOHN "JELLYBEAN" BENITEZ, among others. Musical performances will include the acclaimed off-BROADWAY comedic troupe ROOM 28, with the final installment of the hilarious “Hot en el Bloque” series.
“Music is a tool for unification. It is prolific and humbling to have the opportunity to celebrate the overwhelming contributions of these hip-hop history makers during our 10th anniversary event”, said DOMINICAN-AMERICAN event founder, KEVIN "PILLS" MONTANO.
“When my cousin, the late JASON 'DJ THREAT' CAMPBELL, and I began the concept of LMX, we set one goal: guide, educate and celebrate emerging DJs. I am grateful to our national network of members and esteemed brand supporters for joining us on the journey to deliver upon our mission, helping us serve as an industry pillar, comprised of fearless music ambassadors.”
For more information please visit LMX’s official website, www.LatinMixx.com.