thursday september 5 | afrolicious

from the Facebook event page:
Afrolicious in its 2nd monthly installation features a DJ set by maestro Glenn Red (La Junta, Afro Funké) joining us with his amazing DJ stylings. Live set by Afrolicious and DJ set by Pleasuremaker as well!

thursday jan 31 | afro funké

SAVE THE DATE! The mighty AFRO FUNKÉ is back with an early but explosive 2019 hit. We’re celebrating the release of our own ROCKY DAWUNI‘s title track to his forthcoming studio album Beats of Zion (out in March). We’ll announce the full lineup in just a few days, but check it out below and we’ll see you there!

special guests:
GARTH TRINIDAD (KCRW)
MAGATTE FALL & GENERATION PERCU (Senegal/LA) with KARA MACK

resident deejays:
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW)
GLENN RED (La Junta)

host:
ROCKY DAWUNI (Ghana/LA)

producer:
CARY SULLIVAN

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guest deejays in the Townhouse Lounge:
TBA

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9PM-2AM | 21+ | $10

Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Ave
Venice CA 90291

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flyer photo: Amir Image

benin, not benign.

As the weather here in Los Angeles keeps leaning toward summer, those cravings for tropical sounds grow deeper and the pangs definitely come more frequently!  As I was doing some design work last night, I had the inkling to put on an old T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou compilation album (Soundway Records) that I hadn’t listened to at length in a few years.  I often play the single entitled ‘Gendamou Na Wili We Gnannin’ in my deejay sets when I feel the dance floor is ready for some deep grinders, but I’d forgotten how much of a monster this tune below is as well. This music may originate in Benin, but it’s WAY too funky to be called benign.  Dig ‘Aihe Ni Kpe We’.

want the pie.

The Funkees are arguably my favorite straight up afro funk group outside of Fela and his camp, so when I ran across this edit a while back by ‘The Super Ninja Pizza DJ’s’ I had to grab it. I use as much restraint as I can when it comes to playing edits and remixes in my sets, but this one was quite nice. It sticks to the original groove respectfully while still adding those cool touches that the hip hop and bass generations love. And I like ninjas and pizza. Enjoy.