Best Gay Latin Dance Night - 2010
Think the Valley's dance music scene is outta step with the rest of the world? Not this time: The embryonic Latin genre moombahtón has blown up quite big in recent months in dance clubs across the country. And, thanks to Phoenix's DJ Melo, it's snuck into our city via his Kaliente Saturdays night. He figured the bass-heavy spin-off of reggaeton would complement his already electric mixes of cumbias, merengue, and Top 40 during the event, which is Karamba's biggest of the weekend. The flock of hard-body barrio boys, faux-hawked Hispanic hipsters, and other members of the Latino LGBT brigade seems to have dug. It's one of the ways the DJ keeps the night fresh, and — more importantly — popular. He also flips over to higher-energy tracks from 2 to 4 a.m., to allow the under-21 crowd to come by and show off their dance moves until just before dawn. Viva la danza!