Afrolicious & Public Works Present:
Afrolicious Sound System, DJ Shortnez (Balkan Beat Box), Dub Gabriel & Kush Arora
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 3:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Afrolicious (DJ's Senor Oz & Pleasuremaker + Live Percussion
Afrolicious has established itself as both one of the most legendary weekly parties in San Francisco, and of the top live/electronic bands on the scene. Started as a weekly dance party featuring DJ's and brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz alongside percussionists, MC's and horn players, and an amazing crowd from day one. Over the years it has evolved as founding DJ/Producer Pleausremaker (Joe McGuire) alongside brother Señor Oz (Oz McGuire) hooked up with some of the most exciting personalities in the Bay Area music scene and started writing original music under the alias Afrolicious. Around 2010 the live Pleasuremaker band started including some of this new 'Afrolicious' material and added more of the percussionists and vocalists from the weekly party to form what is now the Afrolicious band. Between their weekly party and sound system shows that involve the brothers DJing alongside live percussion, they also have a 8-12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentation, and energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures the weekly party has come to be known for.
Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francsico (5 plus years weekly residency), Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco
Afrolicious has played alongside such artists as:
Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Cliff, Fishbone, Balkan Beat Box, Rob Garza, Novalima, The Pimps of Joytime, Nickodemus, Johnny Osbourne, See-I, Ghostland Observatory, Beats Antique, J.Boogie, DJ Smash,
Afrolicious remixes and original productions can be found on labels such as ESL Music, Six Degrees Records, Akwaaba Music, Bagpak Music and more.
DJ Shotnez (Balkan Beat Box)
DJ SHOTNEZ A.K.A. Ori Kaplan, is the producer mastermind behind Balkan Beat box. He recently released his latest solo album, Toma Toma, on UrbanWorld Records. Shotnez was an original member of Gogol Bordello until 2004 when he and Tamir Muskat started Balkan Beatbox, spreading their sound to a global audience through heavy touring.
Dub Gabriel (Destroy All Concepts)
Bass music pioneer Dub Gabriel has been pushing the low-end spectrum since his start at NYC's legendary Limelight Club in the 90's. Since then he has immersed himself in the studio process, creating 3 critically acclaimed albums and a recent string of heavy-hitting singles featuring (amongst others) U-Roy, Michael Stipe (REM), MC Zulu, Yo! Majesty, Jahdan Blakkamoore and 77Klash (both known for their work w/ Major Lazer). His unique take on Global Bass Music has led to many commissioned remixes, including some recent standouts for Maga Bo, Balkan Beat Box and Dubblestandart feat. Lee Scratch Perry and David Lynch. Under the guise of Jajouka Soundsystem, he recently worked with Bachir Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka) and David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) - their critically acclaimed first track, 'Salahadeen' is featured on the genre-bending Generation Bass "Transnational Dubstep" compilation on Six Degrees Records.
When not in the studio, Dub Gabriel travels the globe with his APC40 busting down the barriers between DJ'ing and live electronic performance. His trailblazing style has created much demand on the international club and festival circuits, with highlights being his headlining set at Germany's legendary Fusion Festival, 2 tours of China, Canada's Shambhala Music Festival and, a ongoing series of high-intensity club shows that include slamming sets at ICON Berlin, Hamburg's Golden Pudel and regular guest spots at Francois K's "Deep Space" night at Cielo in NYC!
"Bridging the Roots to Dubstep & into the future, Check it!" - International DJ (U.K.).
"The cross-cultural fusion is a philosophical masterpiece" - XLR8R.
"New York-based producer, Dub Gabriel, supplies the bigness and relentlessness you need for a modern dub fix" - LA Weekly.
Kush Arora (Surya Dub)
He has been producing deep, low-end dub and dancehall jams for 15 years in the city of San Francisco. Bringing a signature, bass-driven vibe that has attracted collaborations with heavy weights like Gyptian, Cutty Ranks, Mr. Vegas, Spoeke Mathambo,and Balkan Beat Box. Look out for his recent South African and West African azonto crate digs on this night! When he’s not producing, you can find him hosting Surya Dub on KPFA 94.1 FM on Monday nights. His productions and remixes have explored global bass music from Caribbean dancehall to Brazilian baile funk.