During the last FIVE years every single Thursday night people leave the Elbo Room in San Francisco sweating and with a big smile on their face. The infectious mix of tropical and electronic beats, live drummers, live musicians, live remixes and seductive dance floor along with the brothers party rocking DJ skills and crowd pleasing antics brings out hundreds of the most diverse party seekers every week. During those 4 years Afrolicious has also travelled many places around the globe to spread their love and passion for the music and the dance. Along the way they have honed their remix and production skills. The Afrolicious “sound” has even caught the attention of Rob Garza of the legendary Thievery Corporation who has offered his assistance with mixing and production. Also Afrolicious has completed a Thievery Corporation remix and 2 original EP's released on ESL Music over the last year to help define the many vibes and styles of the weekly party. In addition to this Afrolicious has put out a series of mix tapes with the 5 year anniversary CD to be released at the two-night event.
Afrolicious stands out by including original material, live percussionists, dubbed out effects, live remixing of classic funk, disco, Afrobeat, Latin, electronic and polyrhythmic grooves that derive from the funky Afro-diaspora.
Recent collaborations include recordings with vocalists Fresh is Life and Iggy Mon from Trinidad and Tobago, Yacouba Diarra from Burkina Faso, Baba Duru, and percussionists Enrique from Honduras, and many more. The relaxed and playful vibe between DJ’s, musicians, and the crowd at Afrolicious keeps loyal music lovers coming back week after week. There is a sweet and down to earth joy created at an Afrolicious event born out of the love of quality music, good people and good times; more a legacy than a fad. It is through deep love of the music and bringing folks together that Afrolicious carries on the live/dj/organic/electronic tradition and pushes it forward.
Afrolicious productions have been released on ESL Music, Six Degrees Records (Issa Bagayogo, Brownout), Bagpak Records (Nappy G) and through their own Afrolicious label. Pleasuremaker has put out an EP featuring his own band, has a full length coming out this year and has performed on recordings for distinguished producers J-Boogie, Beatfanatic, Janaka Selecta, DJ Smash. Afrolicious has been invited to perform at the Sea of Dreams twice, Harmony Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Turntables on the Hudson (NYC), and the Wax Poetics showcase at SXSW in Austin TX. Afrolicious has shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Fishbone, Balkan Beatbox, Pimps of Joytime, DJ Smash, Nickodemus, Nappy G., Ancient Astronauts, Spam All-Stars, Chico Mann, Grupo Fantasma, Orgone, Dunklebunt, J.Boogie, Jeremy Sole, DJ Sabo, and many more.
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