In their 2004 feature on Tego Calderón, the Village Voice said:
“Equally an acolyte of Tupac Shakur and Ismael Rivera and an avatar of the Spanish dancehall hybrid known as reggaeton, Calderon made inter-island spice that seemed more reflective of current Caribbean cross-pollination than a dozen Buena Vista retreads.”
Calderón, who grew up on salsa and played the drums in a high school metal cover band, displays a versatility and willingness to experiment that has set him apart from his genre peers. He filters his diverse influences and substantive, socially conscious lyrics through a lens of pure reggaeton, making him a leader in the genre that others scramble to follow.
Joining him will be NYC’s own Heineken Mezclasonic DJ, DJ Willie, the currently reigning “Justo #1 Reggaeton Mixtape DJ.” He’s performed all over the country and internationally with high profile artists like Pitbull, Aventura, and Don Omar.
Empanadas Paradise will be on hand tonight offering delicious Argentine style empanadas caseros. Choose from chicken, cheese, or beef, $2 each or three for $5. Que rico!
DJ Willie: Official Site