Afrolicious of San Francisco returns to the Vic on Sat., Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover. The band’s music is best described as Afro-Disco-Funk-Dub-Electro-Soul-Latin-Brazilian. It is sure to pack the dance floor again.
Afrolicious has established itself as one of the most legendary weekly dance parties in San Francisco, and of the top live/electronic bands on the scene. The band features DJs and brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz, alongside percussionists, MCs and horn players. They have attracted an amazing crowd from day one. Over the years the group 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. The band has an eight-to-12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentationand energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures.
Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francsico (five plus years weekly residency), Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco.
Afrolicious has played alongside such artists as Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Cliff, Fishbone, Balkan Beat Box, Rob Garza, Novalima, The Pimps of Joytime, Nickodemus, Johnny Osbourne, See-I, Ghostland Observatory, Beats Antique, J.Boogie and DJ Smash.
Afrolicious remixes and original productions can be found on labels such as ESL Music, Six Degrees Records, Akwaaba Music, Bagpak Music and more.