San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
W Hotel and Rox Collection present:
AFROLICIOUS (DJ SET)
feat. M.I.A's percussionist KIRAN GANDHI
Head down to W San Francisco for the second installment of Local Vibes: A W Insider Series. Our W Insider, Gordon, in collaboration with The Rox Collection, has assembled some of the best in local talent to showcase what's New/Next in the world of music and design. Start off your week in style and get ready for an exhilirating night.
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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.
Videos, Media: http://pressjunkiepr.com/clients/afrolicious/
Kiran Gandhi (percussionist):
Kiran Gandhi has been drumming for 14 years. Creating different drum sets depending on the show she is playing, Kiran is most inspired when she can take latin and Indian instruments and mount them onto traditional trap kits. She has toured with MIA and Thievery Corporation and loves soloing live on percussion alongside a DJ. She has been featured in Rolling Stone India, The Huffington Post and Tom Tom Magazine, and is endorsed by Istanbul Agop Cymbals, District Drum Co and Calderwood Percussion.
When & Where
W San Francisco
Located in the heart of the SoMA district, W San Francisco is a gathering place for art exhibitions, film screenings, fashion and music events. With panoramic views of the Bay Bridge and city skyline, the dynamic W San Francisco is the place to relax, mingle, share, taste, and explore.