Afrolicious

Ivy Room Presents

Afrolicious

Frobeck

Fri · March 31, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Afrolicious
Afrolicious
Afrolicious's sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a blast of punchy horns, while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. These are the type of songs you can blast in your car for some feel-good crusin' or dance to at the club.

The live/electronic band and large collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area/Los Angeles 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 and full length album ‘California Dreaming’, 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 to High Sierra Festival, Electric Forest and Wakarusa festivals. They have performed alongside or before Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, Thievery Corporation, Third World, Damien Marley, RJD2, the Budos Band, and many other amazing acts. "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. 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 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.
Frobeck
Frobeck
With high-octane vocals, life-altering songs, and world-class musicianship, Frobeck is one of Northern California's top Funk-Rock bands.

Since the band's inception in 2005, Frobeck has earned a Grammy nomination and two North Bay Music Award (NORBAY) nominations. They have shared the stage with Bootsy Collins, Bill Champlin and The Sons of Champlin, Booker T, Ozomatli, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tommy Castro, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The New Mastersounds, Trombone Shorty, Papa Grows Funk, Los Lonely Boys and many other nationally/internationally recognized acts.

Boasting a full lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keys replete with sultry backing vocals, Frobeck covers all the bases. With an earth-shaking horn section, this powerhouse group has entered into the realm of their musical heroes: Tower of Power, The Sons of Champlin, and Stevie Wonder. Frobeck is sure to get your blood pumping, booty shaking, and your groove grooving.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/