AfroMassive / Bio

AFROMASSIVE is the hottest new experimental fury of afrobeat/funk-inspired and electronically fueled grooves this side of the Mississippi. The group was founded in the tall trees of Humboldt County and now currently based out of the thriving concrete jungle of Oakland. It's a collective of like-minded musicians looking to cultivate something uniquely different in our current diverse music scene. Some of the musicians in AFROMASSIVE are or were members of Bay-Area afrobeat cohorts, ALBINO! (albinoband.com), and NorCal electro- funk outfit, MooGot2 (www.moogot2.com), as well as various other Northern California music communities.. Inspired by today's yearning for electronic music, heavy bass, and experimental sounds, while deeply rooted in funk, and 70's soul and jazz, AFROMASSIVE uses their knowledge of Afro-Cuban and West African rhythm to put their unique, up-to-date spin on the Afrobeat music made famous by Fela Kuti. They are on a mission to turn on your brain and make you GET DOWN! After the successful release of their first EP, "Gridlock" (available here: www.cdbaby.com/afromassive) they are ready to show their music to the world and inspire booties to move across dance floors nationwide! After years of sold-out audiences in Humboldt County, they made their San Francisco Bay Area debut this past February to a packed house @ The Elbo Room with the SF Afrolicious DJ duo, Senor Oz and Pleasuremaker. The crowd reactions are increasing elated and ecstatic for this ensemble's powerful music, so don't miss your chance to experience the in-your-face sound of AFROMASSIVE!

General Info

Band Members
Aaron Bortz- Bass, Julian Fritz- Drums, Chris Noonan- Sax, Max Sternberg- Trumpet, Brian Swislow- Keys, Mike Scartezina- Percussion, Armen Adamian- Guitar
Artist Name
Profile Page
World / Afrobeat / Funk-Jazz

Contact Info

Arcata, CA
Aaron Bortz

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