Radio station hosts concert featuring award winning artists
Beams of light and smoke filled the State Farm Arena stage as artists varying from rock to reggaeton and rap performed Monday night for local radio station Mix FM 107.9’s third annual Mix Mas concert.
With about 5,500 people in attendance, it was the biggest indoor event hosted by 107.9 and featured acts such as the Secret State, The Ready Set, Andy Grammar, Chris Wallace, Daddy Yankee and Flo Rida.
“We always do diverse music, its what we are about,” 107.9 Disc Jockey Alex Duran said. “We try to get the five music genres to appeal to the most people.”
Daddy Yankee, who’s last performance in the Valley was 2005, headlined alongside Flo Rida. Starting off his set with the song “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida’s first performance in the valley attracted many fans including UTPA junior Lulu Vela.
“I love his music. Its fun to listen to and it’s fun to dance to,” the Edinburg native said. “It’s a really big event and it is the first time I have seen him in concert.”
Flo Rida debuted in 2008 with his single “Low” featuring T-Pain staying at No. 1 for 10 weeks, winning him the Best New Artist and Best Collaboration at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards. Since then, he has been nominated for various awards including the 2013 Grammys and is currently on MTV’s Best Artists of 2012.
Daddy Yankee, has won a Latin Grammy Award for his 2005 hit “Gasolina” and is based out of Puerto Rico where he also owns and runs a record company called El Cartel Records.
With hosting two big events a year, Mix Mas in the winter and Mix Fest in early summer, 107.9 Mix FM expects for the crowds to only grow and the acts to be even bigger.
“We like to keep things under wraps and be able to have people say ‘no way, I can’t believe they brought that person here,’” Duran said.