Local Austin Artists to Watch: FROOOT
Originally from Mexico City, Paty Gomez-Palacio aka DJ Frooot is a young, electrifying DJ who is quickly rising through the ranks. Frooot began her career performing at house parties and schools around Dallas, but her move to Austin, Texas for college, provided opportunities for her to expand her reach. With two shows this weekend in Austin, Frooot is stepping up the game for local DJs for her mixing skills, surprising drops, and new music coming soon.
By Blair Fielder
Photographs courtesy of Matt Robertson
From her start in Austin opening for TroyBoi to her breakout performance at Abroad Fest in 2018, Frooot has risen to the forefront of the Austin EDM scene and won over the students of the University of Texas. Her debut single, “Cherry,” is just the start of original content coming from this college senior, and she told us that new tracks including “Blackberry”, “Pineapple”, and “Mango” are on the way.
“Cherry is a funky, fresh, and an above all sexy track. Combining inspired elements from some of the my favorite DJ’s,” said Froot, “‘Cherry’ is the perfect embodiment as to what the frooot flavor is. I am beyond excited to release the rest of the album.”
Frooot will be playing November 15th at ScratchHouse as a headliner of the “Loving Our Ladies” night featuring 19 female DJs across three stages. She can also be found at the basement of Zeta Beta Tau’s famed Pat O’Brian’s tomorrow night for a special, intimate set.
Frooot has performed with international acts including Alan Walker, Big Gigantic, Thomas Jack, GTA, Two Friends, and TroyBoi and held residencies at clubs throughout Austin such as Rio, Vulcan, and Ethics. Her victory at the Texas Campus DJ Tour DJ Competition in September 2017 landed her front page coverage in the Daily Texan and media attention from Verge Campus. With offers from Bagatelle Paris and L’Arc Club Paris, her sets are wanted world-wide due to her trilingual background and multicultural inspiration infused with Mexican beats and Parisian house.
For more information about her upcoming shows, check out her Instagram for more details.