AFRO FUNKE’ Presents DJ DREZ + BOB MARLEY 'Legend Remixed' Listening Party
Thursday, July 11
Zanzibar, Santa Monica CA
This week the funk innovators at Afro Funke' in LA present,DJ Drez & special guests plus a listening party for the brand new Bob Marley remix album, Legend Remixed.
Drez delves into blending yesterday's roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His gradual evolution from Hip Hop DJ to World Music Taste Maker has blossomed a litany of accomplishments that have garnered Drez the title as one of the highest ranking DJs and producers in LA's underground music scene.
For the first time, Bob Marley and The Wailers’ iconic 1984 album, Legend, is re-imagined for Legend Remixed, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic. Legend’s 16 tracks have been remixed by top DJs and producers including ten-time Grammy-winner Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb, as well as Ziggy Marley, who turns out a new rendition remix of "Redemption Song."
The weekly club, Afro Funke', which celebrated its tenth anniversary in June 2013 with an EPIC event, was the brainchild of Afro Roots star, Rocky Dawuni, who realized LA's need for a night dedicated to African music, culture and art and it's far reaching legacy around the world. Dawuni, who is based in LA and his native Ghana, together with talent booker and photographer Cary Sullivan created Afro Funke', bringing on board resident DJ and partner DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW). DJ Glenn Red was invited to be the second resident DJ and is an integral part of the Afro Funke' Sound. Each week Afro Funke’ presents international guest DJs, live band performances, guest musicians, dancers, cutting edge films, record release parties, fundraisers, fashion shows, art installations, crafts and more. Sole spins his unique “Musaics,” or sound collage-blends of hip hop, jazz/funk, dub reggae, afro beat, and remixed world beats; pieced together with tribal breaks, and uplifted by dubbed-out turntable manipulation and live instrumentation.