GLOBAL SOUL: J BOOGIE, SENOR OZ (AFROLICIOUS, ESL MUSIC), ANTONIO GUEDES, ELAN KAMESAR, LIVE PERCUSSION
San Francisco resident DJ/producer J-Boogie has challenged the boundaries of music across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20 year career. He speaks to his listeners, integrating musical genres like downtempo, hip-hop, dub, soul, reggae, funk, Latin, afro-beat, bhangra, dancehall, disco, dubstep, electro and house music.
You can hear his masterful mix of culture, soul, rhythm and beats through the award-winning radio show “Beatsauce” on KUSF 90.3fm & Brooklynradio.net, earning awards such as "Best Hip–Hop Radio Show" by SF Bay Guardian and "San Francisco’s Best Radio & Club DJ" by citysearch.com.
J-Boogie has also earned himself worldwide success and a global fan base spinning DJ sets in countries like Colombia, India, Japan, and Spain, traveling in both the club and festival scene. He’s been a featured artist at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Festival, Earthdance, Harmony Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Lighting in a Bottle, Sundance, Winter Music Conference, SXSW, Power to the Peaceful, the 2010 Winter Olympics plus tours with Bassnectar, Spearhead, Herbaliser and Widespread Panic.
By popular demand, J-Boogie’s DJ skills have also landed him bookings in world-class clubs such as Turntables on the Hudson, APT, Cielo, Hudson Hotel, The Palms Hotel, Halo, 18th Street Lounge, The Nokia Theatre, Temple Bar, Afro Funke, Root Down, Firecracker, The Do Over, Deep LA and more.
Incorporating musicians and vocalists into a live band/DJ fusion set, J-Boogie has truly re-defined the concept of what it is to be a DJ. He brings this style to life with his band “Dubtronic Science” featuring a full horn section, Latin percussionists and MC’s. Performing as a solo DJ or with the full band, J-Boogie is always guaranteed to get the party started.
You can hear the unique sounds of J-Boogie on a wide array of full length releases, DJ mixes, remixes, edits and compilations. He’s released 5 artist projects on Om Records and is featured prevalently on the Om Lounge and Mushroom Jazz series. He’s also worked with artists such as Alice Russell, Nickodemus, Rich Medina, Lyrics Born, Bassnectar, Ohmega Watts, Zion I, Crown City Rockers, Jazz Mafia, DJ Vadim, Miguel Migs, Goapele, People Under the Stairs, Karsh Kale, Mark Farina, and Vieux Farka Toure. Hear for yourself, and interact with J-Boogie online using the links below.
SENOR OZ (AFROLICIOUS, ESL MUSIC)
Formerly a radio dj at University of Kansas, he relocated to SF where he created and cultivated with his brother Oz McGuire San Francisco's legendary weekly party at the Elbo Room called Afrolicious. Working with musicians from all over Africa and the diaspora, this project explores his deep admiration and respect for the rhythms, sounds and musicians from Africa. During one of his gigs he passed a demo to Thievery Corporation's SF transplant Rob Garza, Garza who really vibed the music and thought the project had potential soon decided to produce the project, the 1st EP entitled a "Dub for Mali" will be released this summer on ESL music.
Afrolicious has been featured on Nickodemus recent Turntables on the Hudson compilation, remixed Thievery Corporation's 'Vampires' and are regularly touring and djing around the country. Currently Afrolicious is putting together a dj mix of the ESL Music catalog as well.