All Good Funk Alliance

Smoked Out Soul Presents

All Good Funk Alliance

Zebuel, Will Magid

Thu Aug 17, 2017

9:00 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

All Good Funk Alliance
All Good Funk Alliance
The All Good Funk Alliance (AGFA) consists of Frank Cueto and Russell Belicek. AGFA met while taking music production courses at college in Northern Virginia. Rusty was interested in production and was just getting started; Frank had been producing for awhile and had a small studio setup. At their first crack at the studio together, they knew there was something special to be had from the relationship. They both had different influences that pushed them to fine tune their sound. Frank brought his Latin heritage, classic rock, and techno background; and Rusty was heavily influenced by early hip-hop, industrial music, and house.

The two became heavily involved in searching out classic funk and jazz records and pushing the craft further. Frank went on to American University to graduate as a music engineer and started perfecting the art of professional production. Meanwhile, Rusty immersed himself in djing and studying what Frank was doing, and soon the two were jamming out tracks and coming up with a whole, new sound.

All Good Funk Alliance run the Funk Weapons, Super Hi-Fi, and Baffin Island Beat Brigade labels.
Zebuel
Zebuel
Whether it’s as an infectious producer, a hard-hitting DJ, or a blazing guitarist — or, preferably, all of the above — Zeb (a.k.a. ZEBUEL) knows how to ignite a crowd and keep a party moving using any (and every) means necessary.

Born in Memphis, TN and raised on the banks of the Mississippi, Zeb was given a guitar for his 18th birthday and hasn’t put it down since. He spent his summers working the blues clubs in Memphis, soaking up as much music as he could before his naturally adventurous spirit landed him along the San Francisco Bay, where he fell for the local bass music scene and began producing his own tracks.

It’s the mixture of these two loves - one thumping and electric and modern, the other sun-baked and greasy and vintage - that defines Zeb’s music. At home he is as quick to throw on a Muddy Waters record as he is a classic Pete Rock track, as inclined to bop his head to southern hip-hop as is he is west coast jazz.

Zeb’s new record, River City Sunset (released in 2016 on Zeb’s own Smoked Out Soul Records, in conjunction with Mixto Music and Love Haight Records) stylistically reflects his homegrown hybrid of funk, soul, reggae, and bass-heavy beats. The sound is Memphis meets California, a sort of space age blues, like if B.B. King and Three Six Mafia flew to Jamaica to record a movie soundtrack in 1975. Or if the Mothership came to Muscle Shoals and started a party.

Never one to sit still, in early 2016 Zeb founded the thriving San Francisco party Smoked Out Soul — a signature fusion of live/DJ music that has become highly sought-after on the West Coast. As a beloved collaborator, Zeb’s guitar tracks have made their way into the songs of Bay Area groove stalwarts B. Bravo, Alligator Spacewalk, Stylust Beats, Afrolicious, Love & Light, The King Tide and more. As a producer his songs have been released on Simplify Records, King Dubbist, Avocaudio, Cold Busted, Happy Rabbit and Smoked Out Soul Records.

In recent news ZEBUEL’s song “Rewind” charted on Beatport’s top 100 Dub/Reggae downloads and his song “Hangover Blues” with Belgium based artist Poldoore has been making waves with internet tastemakers. For three years straight Zeb has also been honored to have his music featured as the soundtrack for Jones Snowboard Company’s promotional videos.

Zeb has performed at Redrocks Amphitheater, High Sierra Music Festival, the X-Games, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, MTV Tellus Festival Canada, Emissions Festival, StillDream, Lightning In a Bottle and The Bounce Festival, Symbiosis and Joshua Tree Music Festival.
Will Magid
Will Magid
American trumpet player
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