O Canada!! Last Thursday, Vancouver’s DJ EVO came through in fine style and extended the hot streak of Canadian deejays who’ve absolutely rocked the AFRO FUNKE’ dancefloor! Avid dancers and casual bar-goers alike found themselves participating in an all-night joyfest where both smiles and steps quickened with the tempo of each record. Much love to WIL-SON WILLIAMS and the CLUB ZUMBA massive for igniting the dancefloor at 9pm and setting the energy bar high from the first beat onward!
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 March 29, 2012
“I’ve got one foot in the past and the other locked into the present and future…” ~ EVO
Drawing his inspiration from the dexterous sounds of Mr. Scruff, Gilles Peterson, J-Rocc, Nu-Mark, DJ Shadow, Cut-Chemist, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope and the like, Evo’s library spans wide and deep. From his core knowledge and love of funk, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, Evo’s known to flex with the crowd on any given night, stretching into the depths of broken-beat, boogie, disco, afro-beat, brazilian, latin, and house.
While most nightspots in Vancouver still cater to the usual mass crowds, there are few select venues where the audience is as discerning as the DJs who play the music. Adam Petipas, better known to locals as DJ Evo, is one-half of the dynamic duo responsible for holding down one of the longest running weeklies in Vancouver known
as “The Payback”. For 5 solid years, Evo (alongside fellow digger, and former Beatstreet Records cohort, DJ Hubbz) has been dishing out the classic funk, raregroove and soulful breaks by the bricks and pounds. A night for true music enthusiasts, it’s the only weekly of its kind, boasting a visual backdrop of the moonlit coastal waters of English Bay.
Crushing dates across the nation while holding down his current residencies in Vancouver, popular demand for Evo’s sound has catapulted him to the other side of the Pacific, as well as frequent visits down the West Coast. He’s soon to embark on a US tour this Spring, where he’ll be touching down in LA, SF, and moving across to dates in Austin and NYC.
++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 / $10
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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April 5, 2012
DJ PANAMAMI (Bodega Soundsystem, LA)
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