"Just try not to dancee, we dare you!" - Okayafrica
"An invitation to get loose and get down in an Afrolicious space where Highlife meets 70s NYC Nightlife." KCRW
Afrolicious's sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a sprinkle of jazz 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 name "Afrolicious" was even inspired by a 2006 weekly dance party at Elbo Room San Francisco; brothers Joe and Oz McGuire—also known as DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz—first collaborated with producers, DJ's and musicians to craft their group's sound.
The musicians that make up Afrolicious also come from as diverse a background as the band's music. Freshislife, the lead singer on several tracks of California Dreaming, was originally a star Calypso dancer in Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to San Francisco. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was in the original Headhunters and was featured on the classic B-Boy anthem "God Made Me Funky".
This collective released their new album California Dreaming this past March, after releasing two previous EPs with Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music. The weekly Afrolicious parties are still thriving in SF to date. This last year has seen the Afrolicious live band play at such legendary venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and the Greek Theater in Berkeley.