Presales have sold out - there will be tickets at the door, early arrival is suggested. Doors are at 9pm. New Years Eve w/ Afrolicious live 10 piece band at Elbo Room, SF,CA w/ Will Magid (live PA) + DJ Lucio K hosted by Pleasuremaker
Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:00 AM (PST)
Afrolicious is closing out a monumental year of musical performances, tours and releases by bringing it all back home to where it began, the Elbo Room in San Francisco Mission District. New Years Eve 2013 is set to be one of the funkiest parties in the collectives history. The night's entertainment lineup includes the full ten piece live Afrolicious band, a live PA/trumpet/drums set by Will Magid and making his Afrolicious party debut, Rio de Janiero's funky samba DJ Lucio K. Hosted by Afrolicious founder Pleasuremaker this New Years Eve will be jumping from beginning to end.
The Afrolicious sound is eclectic, electric and funky. It relentlessly grabs ahold of the audience and pulls them onto the dance floor. Mixing up African, Latin and percussive rhythms with electronic breaks, club beats and heavy bass drops andAfrolicious show is a non-stop dancing frenzy. Whether touring as DJs, as a sound system with live percussion or as a full ten piece band Afrolicious has established a reputation from their home in San Francisco across the country. With their records on ESL Music and produced by Thievery Corporations's Rob Garza their sound has become known among DJs, tastemakers and fans around the globe.
Will Magid’s trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime. It will take you to a Ghanaian funeral and, simultaneously, a French dance club. It will take you to soul music in Japan, then to the cusp of the end of the world, where everyone’s dancing because they have nothing to lose.
The trumpet will holler vibrantly no matter what. And it’s a flexible instrument, well suited for this record’s victorious leaps among sounds from the past, sounds from here and sounds from elsewhere.
Lucio K has worked as a DJ and producer since the late ‘80s. It was his fascination for music that also led him into the fields of music research and journalism. His knowledge and versatility are highly recognized in the professional arena, as well as his ideology, which values Brazilian culture and rhythms. Based on black music, his style includes Brazilian music and latin rhythms in general. He possesses a vast repertoire, ranging from rarities to current materia, always interested by the newest technologies and musical trends. For Lucio K, a DJ must be always a step ahead, going beyond standards and traditions, as well as connecting music as much as possible to culture and diversity. Get to know more of his work.