Afrolicious live + Afrolicious Soundsystem & DJ J-Boogie
Afrolicious live at Public Works 3 hour non-stop set + DJ J Boogie
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 3:00 AM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
"Just try not to dancee, we dare you!” - Okayafrica
“An invitation to get loose and get down in an Afrolicious space where Highlife meets 70s NYC Nightlife.” KCRW
Afrolicious‘s sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a sprinkle of jazz horns, while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. These are the type of songs you can blast in your car for some feel-good crusin’ or dance to at the club. The name “Afrolicious” was even inspired by a 2006 weekly dance party at Elbo Room San Francisco; brothers Joe and Oz McGuire—also known as DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz—first collaborated with producers, DJ’s and musicians to craft their group’s sound.
The musicians that make up Afrolicious also come from as diverse a background as the band’s music. Freshislife, the lead singer on several tracks of California Dreaming, was originally a star Calypso dancer in Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to San Francisco. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was in the original Headhunters and was featured on the classic B-Boy anthem “God Made Me Funky”.
This collective released their new album California Dreaming this past March, after releasing two previous EPs with Thievery Corporation’s label ESL Music. The weekly Afrolicious parties are still thriving in SF to date. This last year has seen the Afrolicious live band play at such legendary venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and the Greek Theater in Berkeley.
Resident DJs Pleasuremaker & Señor Oz + live Afrolicious percussionists
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.
Justin "J-Boogie" Boland is an American DJ/producer from San Francisco, California. He was born in September 1973. He is signed to the Om Records label, and has 2 full length albums as well as several mix CDs
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