WOWWW!!! We all might be sweating still after last Thursday’s TADASANA FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY at AFRO FUNKE’! Massive THANK YOU’s to the large and inspired crowd who got downer than down to a heavy, heavy set of live percussion and global electronica by NYC’s EARTHRISE SOUNDSYSTEM! Had the night ended there, we could have headed home smiling contently, but it was only prelude to the deep metaphysical vibrations that LA luminary DJ DREZ tapped into with his incredible set of JAHTA BEAT sounds. WHAT A NIGHT!!!!
The Windy City gets well-represented this week as we welcome a fine world music tastemaker to join our beloved resident deejay (and Chicago native) JEREMY SOLE on the wheels!
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 April 26, 2012
TADASANA YOGA FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY
Drez delves into blending yesterday’s roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His gradual evolution from Hip Hop DJ to World Music Taste Maker has blossomed a litany of accomplishments that have garnered Drez the title as one of the highest ranking DJs and producers in LA’s underground music scene.
When he isn’t in the studio producing, spinning at some underground Hip Hop club, or having impromptu late night jam sessions with local artists, you might find him on his mat. Drez is a certified yoga instructor who teaches privately in Los Angeles and spends time helping fellow musicians with their yoga practice at home and when away on tour. In addition, you will see him djing yoga retreats and world music festivals from Europe to Asia or catch the latest on his accomplishments in the pages of magazines ranging from The Source to Yoga Journal. None of this is unusual for a true renaissance man like DJ Drez.
EARTHRISE SOUND SYSTEM
EarthRise SoundSystem is the shared musical vision of producer David “Duke Mushroom” Schommer and DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres. Utilizing Duke’s multi-instrumental background and worldly percussion with Derek’s concepts of “Global Beat Fusion,” this duo started collaborating energies to create music for movement in late 2008. In 2010 they released their first full length album, The
Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem (Yoga Organix/White Swan), which has garnered praise by the NY Times, Yoga Journal, MTV, Boston Globe, Yoga International, LA Yoga and many others.
As remixers, ERSS has reworked such talent as Vieux Farka Toure, Femi Kuti, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Natacha Atlas, Nickodemus, Deva Premal, MC Yogi and others. The duo has recently completed work on the documentary film, ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule,’ with Duke scoring the film and Derek contributing as Music Supervisor. Together they wrote the epic theme song, “Labyrinths” featuring Carol C of Si*Sé.
++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 26, 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:
“There is no music having a single sound, different sounds are needed to give music harmony.”
Dagon Oral Tradition