Afrolicious feat Nappy Riddem (SF Funk FEst)

SF Funk Fest presents

Afrolicious feat Nappy Riddem (SF Funk FEst)

Motion Potion

Thu, November 17, 2011

9:00 pm

Elbo Room

San Francisco, CA

Door Only

This event is 21 and over

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Afrolicious
Afrolicious is a weekly party at Elbo Room in San Francisco devoted to exploring the many sides of funk and afro-centric music.
Nappy Riddem
Nappy Riddem
Rex Riddem is a Washington DC based DJ, producer, and percussionist known for his ability to traverse local and time through his eclectic tastes in music. Rex started DJing in the electronic dance scene. With over 15 years experience in the industry, Rex has played clubs and concert halls throughout the U.S. as well as across the globe. He has spread his mix of classic mash-ups, ragga breaks, latin funk, and electro to Brasil, Russia, Portugal, Hawaii, St. John, Mexico, and across the continental U.S. including Las Vegas where he held an eight month residency at Mandalay Bay. http://www.myspace.com/rexriddem Mustafa Akbar a.k.a Mustabar is known for his flavorful marriage of City Slicker with Country Charm that affords him his distinct sound. He's from Philly but also spent his summers in the woods of Virginia, where Mustabar hosts Mustock, a two-day music party featuring his fellow friends in the industry on his familiy's ancestral land.This complex background has made it difficult to place this unique artist in a neat box, or categorize him under one genre. His sound; an exotic, soulful blend of sophisticated edgy rock, mixed with hip-hop flavored funk, allows an effortlessly flow between the many musical projects he is a part of: electro funk band, Fort Knox Five (Fort Knox Record- ings), reggae soul collaboration: Nappy Riddem (Fort Knox Recordings) and Thunderball (ESL Music) – whose song, The Heart of the Hustler, was recently featured on the hit Fox television show, Lie To Me. Mustabar has hosted Mustock, a two-day music party featuring his fellow friends in the industry. Currently Rex Riddem and Mustabar are recording the upcoming album for Nappy Riddem, a ragga-psychedelic soul funk project comprised of the two Rastars, and Thievery Corporation and Gogogo Airhart Bassist Ashish ‘Hash’ Vyas. The three draw from their comon love of everything diasporic, creating a unique sound that blends the sultry soul of Akbars voice, Hash's dubby basslines, and Rex's funky beats with latin percussion. Their recent releases, deemed "groovy" and "awesome"by Steve Aoki, are featured on Fort Knox Recordings "The New Gold Standard 2" compilation featuring guest appearances by Asheru, of the Unspoken Heard and Boondocks theme song, as well as guitarist Rob “International Velvet” Myers, who also plays with Thievery Corporation, See-I and Fort Knox Five. The Riddem Method sound has even traveled as far as Budapest, recieving regular airplay on Hungary's FM 90.3. http://www.facebook.com/NappyRiddem For other info and music streams from Rex Riddem and Nappy Riddem, please check the following links: www.nappyriddem.com www.mustafaakbar.com/ www.fortknoxmusic.com www.soundcloud.com/rexriddem
Motion Potion
Motion Potion
MoPo (aka Robbie Kowal) is one of America's most versatile, experienced and flat-out joyous party rockers. His decade long mission is to 'put the party back into the party', and to connect the casual music fan with the hard core dance music mavens; proving that music is more than just beats. San Francisco’s bootleg indie remix partypusher, is known for a rare ability to play exactly the right music for the moment and an expertise with a wide variety of genres that he seamlessly melds into a coherent blend. Since breaking out as a rare groove Dj in the 90's he has spent the 21st Century using eclectic club styles, break beat, trip hop and tech funk as a backdrop for his genre-bending experiments. From a near religious love of funk and hip hop, to a lifetime study of rock and roll to a massive aptitude for latin, reggae and other outernational formats, MoPo incorporates bits and pieces of music culture into electronic edits that slam the dancefloor. As a backdrop, he creates, edits or chooses only the biggest baddest breaks, hooks and drops to create a sound that truly slams. To the dancer, MoPo is a breath of fresh air, often transforming a room into collective song or crowd chant that connect the audience to the DJ.

These abilities have seen him preceding, following or tagging with a who’s who of breakbeat heroes like Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Icey, Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, James Lavelle, Bassnectar, DJ Vadim, Tipper, Kraak & Smaak, Aquasky, Fort Knox 5, Z-trip. He’s also been among the first DJs to play many a rock festival including an unprecedented 6-year run at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the first DJ sets ever at Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, Berkfest, Caribbean Holidaze, Mid Atlantic Music Experience, and Rothbury festival. He even played at Govt Mule’s legendary “Deepest End” show, called one of the Top 10 shows of the Decade by Jambase. A live turntablist for the indie techno circus The Mutaytor, MoPo has sat in with Parliament-Funkadelic, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band and BLVD. He has opened for live music legends like James Brown, Maceo Parker, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Femi Kuti, Sheryl Crow, Spearhead, Jurassic 5, Isaac Hayes, Blackalicious, and Pendulum.
Venue Information:
Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.elbo.com/