AFROLICIOUS

NYE 2016-17 SOUL FUNK PARTY WITH

AFROLICIOUS

Smoked Out Soul, Midtown Social

Sat, December 31, 2016

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$35 - $50

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

***ADVANCE TIX ARE SOLD OUT BUT WE'VE GOT PLENTY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR***

SPECIAL LIMITED ADVANCE TIX $35 UNTIL NOV 1. $40 UNTIL DEC 1. $45 UNTIL DEC 30. $50 AT THE DOOR.

AFROLICIOUS
AFROLICIOUS
Afrolicious is bringing in the New Year with their entire live band to Rickshaw Stop in SF on 12/31/17. After releasing their latest full length record and a year of touring the country, including playing some of the biggest festivals around the band is hot and ready to play an extended set for its hometown fans.

Afrolicious, the live/electronic collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area started out not as a band but as a club night at the famed Elbo Room in The Mission District in 2007. The format of Afrolicious party was very open and included the DJs spinning the latest soulful dance music including Afro-House, broken beat, modern funk and disco alongside classics and re-edits and remixes of their favorite Afrobeat, Salsa, and Brazilian funk alongside live percussionists and guest MCs and musicians. Eventually morphing into a live band led by the production and arrangement skills of Pleasuremaker, many dancers, DJs and producers began to take notice of their unique sound.

Since the release of their first two EPs which were produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the reputation of the band and founding DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz have grown and they have performed everywhere from Red Rocks, Burning Man, Cielo and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. "We never planned on becoming a live band, but like everything else about Afrolicious it happened organically," says Oz. "When we started the party, it was truly what we thought the Mission was about. It wasn't exclusive and it wasn't exclusionary, it was open to everyone. The youngest person in our collective is the rising soul singer Ziek McCarter who started with us at 19. Our oldest member is Baba Duru, who moved to SF in 1970 and toured with Stevie Wonder. Our vocalist is from Trinidad and our drummer is from Brazil. We all congregated in SF over our love of the universal groove. There are rhythms that connect all dance music from the beginning of time to the present day and we believed we could transmit them."

In 2013 they released their debut full-length album, California Dreaming on their own label, Afrolicious Music. IN 2014 they assembled some of the finest DJs and producers from around the world to remix their debut album. California Dreaming Remixed features remixes from Jamaican dub legend Scientist, Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, Peruvian electronic live hybrid Novalima, Brazilian nu-disco producer Trotter, Australia’s Omegaman, Miami’s Stereo 77 and the Bay Area’s DJ Smash, J Boogie, Izzy Wise and Antonio Guedes.

Afrolicious is also loosely affiliated with a worldwide group of DJs, producers, bands, and labels who produce contemporary soulful dance music inspired by sounds of the African diaspora, including Antibalas, Chico Mann, Nickodemus, DJ Smash, Wonderwheel Recordings, Subsuelo, and Cumba Mela.
Smoked Out Soul
Smoked Out Soul
Founded in 2013 by Zebuel Early, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape concept fusing southern hip hop beats with classic funk & soul. Eventually he took that sound to clubs, started a bi-monthly party which gave birth to a live act, a production team and now a record label.

DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant and Enrique Padilla to bring you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”. S.O.S. blurs the line between a live show and a DJ night, bringing in the bay’s finest musicians and DJ’s playing on one of the top rated sound systems in the country. Come enjoy delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.
Midtown Social
Midtown Social
Midtown Social is redefining the California Soul sound with a no-fail good-time sweet spot you crave. Its mission to spread positive change through the means of culture, art, and music is at the heart of its agenda. By tapping into the past and looking towards the future, Midtown strives to create a present that will support positive transformation through its music and community. Motivated by the struggle and oppression that humanity faces daily and inspired by the love, nurture and hope of the midtown society, Midtown Social strives to fuel the revolution of free, open and creative thought to change the world.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com