Stream Afrolicious' Dubby, Funked-Up 'California Dreaming Remixed' Album

Jamaican legend Scientist contributes, as does Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza

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Afrolicious assemble an ace crew for their extensive remix release Photo by Drew Gurian
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When you consider the roots of Afrolicious, an album-length remix project makes perfect sense. The San Francisco-based collective began simply as a DJ night thrown by two brothers — Joe and Oz McGuire, a.k.a. Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz. But as their event gained popularity, it attracted other producers and players interested in exploring the intersections of live Afro-Latin music and contemporary electronic styles. Afrolicious soon became a dozen-strong band, their growth mimicking the diaspora of the very same culture they're celebrating. The experiment yielded an album last year, and now the project spreads further as a dozen more artists rework those same songs for California Dreaming Remixed.

You'll find that hour-long set streaming in full below, with contributions from Jamaican dub legend Scientist, Thievery Corporation co-founder Rob Garza, Peru's Novalima, and Brazil's Trotter, plus various stateside selectors. Afrobeat, reggae, salsa, house, funk, soul, disco, broken-beat, and many other styles play out across the 11 songs below, so get comfy, hit play, and if you like what you hear, head over to Bandcamp for pre-order. 

California Dreaming Remixed is out June 17. Tour dates below.

Afrolicious tour dates:

June 14 - Novato Art & Wine Festival @ Novato, CA
June 26 - Mountain Air Music Series @ Ouray, CO
June 27 - The Eldo @ Crested Butte, CO
June 28 - Boulder Theater @ Boulder, CO
July 4 - Plumas County Fairgrounds (High Sierra Music Fest) @ Quincy, CA
July 5 - Plumas County Fairgrounds (High Sierra Music Fest) @ Quincy, CA
July 17 - Hopmonk @ Sebastopol *
July 18 - The Chapel @ San Francisco, CA *
July 19 - Bootleg Theater @ Los Angeles, LA *
July 20 - The Casbah @ San Diego, CA *

* w/ Zongo Junction

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