plus DJs Ozgood & Pleasuremaker, and DJ Zebuel (of Smoked Out Soul)

Sunday 12/31

9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Early Bird Pre-Order of $40 / Pre-Order $50 / Very Limited door tickets $60

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.
and DJ Zebuel (of Smoked Out Soul)
and DJ Zebuel (of Smoked Out Soul)
DJ guitarist Zeb Early aka ZEBUEL is a Memphis born Bay Area based musician/producer with a knack for rocking crowds. When not in a club or on the road guitar slinging in various West Coast outfits (Afrolicious, Will Magid Experiment, The King Tide, Funky Miracle, Mama’s Cookin’) he's in the studio crafting an 808 drenched hybrid of soul, reggae and hip hop music. His style blurs the line between organic and electronic and his focus is always on vibe and melody.

The ZEBUEL album "Cadillac Throwback" was released on King Dubbist/Avocaudio in 2013 and has gotten support from heavy hitters across the globe. His songs have been featured on SUB FM, Slocast and were secret weapons for Mat The Alien in Canada and for Roommate's recent European tour. His music was also picked up by Jones Snowboards as the official soundtrack for their 2014 promotion videos.

In the summer of 2013 Zeb launched a live guitar/DJ project called Smoked Out Soul with a mixtape and live party of the same name. He combines old school funk and soul music with heavy beats and a crunked up vibe. These parties have been rocking crowds over the past year and are gaining momentum for the future.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102