Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Rickshaw Stop
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Afrolicious is bringing in the New Year with their entire live band to Rickshaw Stop in SF on 12/31/17. After releasing their latest full length record and a year of touring the country, including playing some of the biggest festivals around the band is hot and ready to play an extended set for its hometown fans. Afrolicious, the live/electronic collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area started out not as a band but as a club night at the famed Elbo Room in The Mission District in 2007. The format of Afrolicious party was very open and included the DJs spinning the latest soulful dance music including Afro-House, broken beat, modern funk and disco alongside classics and re-edits and remixes of their favorite Afrobeat, Salsa, and Brazilian funk alongside live percussionists and guest MCs and musicians. Eventually morphing into a live band led by the production and arrangement skills of Pleasuremaker, many dancers, DJs and producers began to take notice of their unique sound. Since the release of their first two EPs which were produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the reputation of the band and founding DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz have grown and they have performed everywhere from Red Rocks, Burning Man, Cielo and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. "We never planned on becoming a live band, but like everything else about Afrolicious it happened organically," says Oz. "When we started the party, it was truly what we thought the Mission was about. It wasn't exclusive and it wasn't exclusionary, it was open to everyone. The youngest person in our collective is the rising soul singer Ziek McCarter who started with us at 19. Our oldest member is Baba Duru, who moved to SF in 1970 and toured with Stevie Wonder. Our vocalist is from Trinidad and our drummer is from Brazil. We all congregated in SF over our love of the universal groove. There are rhythms that connect all dance music from the beginning of time to the present day and we believed we could transmit them." In 2013 they released their debut full-length album, California Dreaming on their own label, Afrolicious Music. IN 2014 they assembled some of the finest DJs and producers from around the world to remix their debut album. California Dreaming Remixed features remixes from Jamaican dub legend Scientist, Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, Peruvian electronic live hybrid Novalima, Brazilian nu-disco producer Trotter, Australia’s Omegaman, Miami’s Stereo 77 and the Bay Area’s DJ Smash, J Boogie, Izzy Wise and Antonio Guedes. Afrolicious is also loosely affiliated with a worldwide group of DJs, producers, bands, and labels who produce contemporary soulful dance music inspired by sounds of the African diaspora, including Antibalas, Chico Mann, Nickodemus, DJ Smash, Wonderwheel Recordings, Subsuelo, and Cumba Mela.
Bootie SF: NYE 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at DNA Lounge
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Launched in 2003 by San Francisco DJ duo A Plus D, Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the then-burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup event in the world, with regular parties in several cities. Winning various nightlife awards for the past 12 years, Bootie celebrates pop culture both past and present, keeping your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations. Mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance party, it's a place where everyone is welcome. And with free mashup CDs given away like candy, Bootie provides the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation.
New Year's Eve: Beats Antique, Thriftworks, Mikey Lion, Sacha Robotti, & Marbs!
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at The Midway
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Based in Oakland, California. Group forges a curious alliance between middle eastern traditions and potent west coast circus, underground hip hop, breakbeat brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep.
Poolside, Dam Funk, Body Music and Groovewell
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Public Works
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. Surfacing first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track "Do You Believe?" Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with DJs like by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 Poolside continued making waves with a sound called "daytime disco" through tracks like a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as original tunes. In 2012 Poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks The Rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called "Slow Down" as they prepared to release their debut album. That album, Pacific Standard Time, was released in July of 2012 on their own Day & Night label. After the album's release, remixes for artists like Matthew Dear, Little Dragon and Fool's Gold soon followed, rehearsing and touring with a live band, and doing DJ sets around the world. Eventually, as thoughts turned to a second album, Poolside went on ice for a year; to regroup. Beginning to work in earnest on another album Fall of 2016. While still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of PST, additions of uptempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally fleshed out the arrangements with more instruments and sounds. They surprise-released Heat in June of 2017 on Day & Night.
Zhu: Blacklizt Nye
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 1015 Folsom
Doors open at 10:00 PM
BLACK ATTIRE ONLY Please Dress Accordingly. DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IF YOU DO NOT WEAR BLACK YOU WILL NOT BE LET IN. (non black shoes are ok though) Zhu, Crossroads Nightlife, DJ Dials & 1015 Folsom present ZHU: A BLACKLIZT New Year's Eve Event + much more TBA A once in a lifetime event. ZHU’s first BLACKLIZT event on the west coast. Limited tickets available, limited capacity. BLACK ATTIRE ONLY - Please Dress Accordingly. 5 rooms of music. Sunday December 31st / 10pm - 4am / 21+ ZHU Facebook Twitter Soundcloud In an ever shifting social landscape of elusive artists, ZHU is a unique voice making a name for himself without having mentioned it. He quietly released his worldwide hit, ‘Faded’, which catapulted him into the spotlight, making him the first anonymous artist to be nominated for a Grammy. He continued to build the hype with two bodies of work before his first full length album. ZHU’s initial EP, THE NIGHTDAY, was a solo project, showcasing the raw talent and unique sounds of the budding artist. ZHU then recruited an eclectic group (Bone Thugs N Harmony, Skrillex, Trombone Shorty, and other world-class artists) for his 2015 Genesis Series EP project. Bound by no genre, the collection of songs paid homage to the great musicians that inspired ZHU with new age production and sonic design. Dubbed “one of the most musically sophisticated of the current generation of dance music producers” by The New York Times, critics and fans His closing set in the Sahara tent at Coachella garnered comparisons to legends such as Daft Punk. Nearing 500M online streams, ZHU’s audience continues to rapidly grow. Following topical remixes of Migo’s chart-topping “Bad and Boujee,” and Gorillaz “Andromeda,” 2017 saw the launch of ZHU's Blacklizt party concept and his hotly anticipated new EP stardustexhalemarrakechdreams featuring the standout "Dreams" collaboration with Nero. ZHU - Paradise Awaits Plays: 1,765,204 Tickets: After purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive an email with your tickets attached as a PDF. Please PRINT out your tickets and bring them with you on the night of the event. By purchasing a ticket you agree to receive periodic email communication from 1015 Folsom. Presale tickets must be redeemed by 1:30am. All events are 21+ | Please bring valid identification | NO REFUNDS