Kiko Villamizar. Photo by Jay Janner, American-Statesman.

Peligrosa Discos label launch at Empire. The DJ collective Peligrosa has been mashing together Latin sounds, hip-hop and reggae to keep Austin dance floors hot for more than seven years. The crew launches a record label helmed by founding member Orión García with the debut release from Colombian-American artist Kiko Villamizar. Villamizar blends elements of Afro-Colombian music, salsa, tejano and jazz into an exhilarating mix. While the DJ crew keeps the patio hopping, Villamizar will perform inside with an ensemble of more than a dozen musicians and dancers. Psychedelic cumbia outfit Money Chicha opens inside. $10-$15. 8 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com.

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