GUITARIST DJ WILLIAMS (KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE) IS TOURING AS SHOTS FIRED, HIS NOTORIOUS DENVER DANCE PARTY, ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS YEAR AND FUNK NATION WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
From the moment the band’s first single, “She’s No Good,” dropped into rotation on SiriusXM radio this past spring, Shots Fired has been designated as a 2018 “heat-seaker” and “artist to watch.”
Their instant appeal comes down to Williams’ songwriting, matched live by his incendiary guitar solos and accented by the Shots Fired horns. Given D.J.’s penchant for topping off raw beats with refined melodies, Shots Fired is best served on the rocks and on the dance floor. Just don’t let D.J.’s name confuse you, because this guitarist is laying down grooves any “DJ” would love to sample.
The Afrolicious sound is eclectic, electric, and funky. It relentlessly grabs hold of the audience and pulls them onto the dance floor. Mixing African, Latin, and percussive rhythms with electronic breaks, club beat, sand heavy bass drops, an Afrolicious show is a non-stop dancing frenzy. Whether touring as DJs, a sound system with live percussion or as a full 6-8 piece band, Afrolicious has established a legendary reputation across the U.S. from their home in San Francisco, CA. With recordings on ESL Music produced by Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza, their sound is known among industry tastemakers and fans around the globe.
Afrolicious has performed at storied venues and festivals such as Red Rocks, High Sierra Music Festival, Bottle Rock Napa, The Fillmore San Francisco, Stern Grove Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Guitarfish Music Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, SXSW, Wakarura, Burning Man, Redwood Mountain Faire, Firefly Gathering, Mountain Sol Music Festival, Hangtown Music Festival, and For the Funk of It, among many, many others.
Afrolicious is also 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.
Supporting Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks sold out and named ‘Opening Act of the Year’ by Listen Up Denver
"Just try not to dance, we dare you!" - Okayafrica