Afro Funke’ has been ON FIRE on the heels of recent appearances by Sabo, Sola Rosa, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Nickodemus and J-Boogie. Last night was no exception as LA up-and-comer DJ GOZAR of Subsuelo brought his take on tropical funkiness to Zanzibar and rocked the house from midnight ’til the lights came on! Special thanks to Amir, John and Jamal of Tribal Markings for the body art and massage sessions that marked our tribe for the evening’s festivities!
Up next week, Jan 19: DJ Mexican Dubwiser performs and shoots a music video with our own ROCKY DAWUNI, plus the wrap party for the cast of FELA! to celebrate their amazing LA run!! Be there!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday January 12, 2012
Truly falling in love with the artform as a radio DJ, L.A. native GOZAR, a.k.a. Josh Weiss, has been mixing records for listeners and dancers for a decade. His sets are now based heavily in Afro-Caribbean sounds, full of funky indigenous tropical beats from Colombia, Nigeria, Peru, Los Angeles and beyond. After living in Guatemala in 07-08 throwing parties and working on a documentary, he returned to the City of Angels to deejay, take photos and enjoy the Cali sunshine. His monthly residency, SUBSUELO, takes place at Eastside Luv in Boyle Heights and focuses on Global Bass with an
infusion of live music, drums and Flamenco dancing.
GOZAR has shared a stage with Quantic, Jeremy Sole, Oro 11, Brookyln’s Cumba Mela crew (2Melo, Thornato & Brookyln Shanti), El Canyonazo, DJ Ethos, DJ Eko, DJ Center, Kid Gusto, Captain Planet, the Bodega crew (Panamami, Cee Brown & Melaaza), Gazoo, DJ Bennett, Glenn Red, DJ Reyes, Cheb I Sabbah, Washington D.C.’s Funk DC crew
(DJ Payne, Moose & Shizon), the Mad Decent crew (Paul Devro & Benzona), O-Dub aka Oliver Wang and many others.
When not playing music, he runs JWeissCreative, a creative & mobile-focused technology consulting company which finds him working with DJs such as Tom Schnabel & Jeremy Sole as well as architecture firms, radio stations, non-profit organizations, retail businesses, restaurants, doctors, lawyers web developers, real estate agents,
insurance agents, film & television producers, writers & actors, restaurants, photographers, studios and musicians.
++Plus special surprise guests each week!
++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
Afro Funke’ Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $7 before 10:30pm; $10 after
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, jewelry, belts & more
provided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol, Cola Smith-Adabachi,
Amreen Karmali & other amazing crafts people!!**
with a little help from our friends:
“Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”