Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta have been tearing up dancefloors in their hometown since 2006 with Miami New Times even naming them Best Band in 2010. After the success of their 2010 debut EP, Do You Party?, the band released their debut album “Under The Streets.”
Cuci Amador and Smurphio formed Afrobeta in 2006 as a means to attain an ultimate form of artistic self-expression. Their mutual love of classic songwriting, Cuban pastries and dancing till 5am inspired them to make music together.
Afrobeta’s unique (and diverse) sound transcends genre classifications. Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery, combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head bopping basslines, will keep you moving from start to finish on their 13-track album featuring its first single “Play House” on their 2011 album “Under The Streets.”
Presently the band released Wig Party as a “thank you” to their much-loved fans. The release features several new singles, remixes of previously released songs, mashups and a new take on Devo’s classic “Whip It!”
“Participating in the Identity Festival tour this past summer really influenced the making of Wig Party. We wrote the songs ‘Virtual Life’ and ‘Anthem’ while on the road. We were very fortunate to have DiscoTech remix our song ‘Love is Magic’ and we would also like to thank the Nervo twins for their informal birthday greeting intro on ‘Birthday Situation.'”
The band was ready for a change of pace after a busy tour schedule over the past couple of years, playing Glastonbury Festival, Burning Man, New York Fall Fashion Week, Ultra Brazil, Space Ibiza, Camp Bisco and Identity Festival. Afrobeta has rocked alongside artists including Trentemoller, Booka Shade, Hercules and Love Affair, The Crystal Method, Annie Mac, Holy Ghost!, Nero, Kaskade and The Bloody Beetroots.
October 25, 2017