AFROBETA

AFROBETA

 Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Afrobeta is a Miami-based live electro-funk-tech dance party. Cuci and Smurphio wrap the crowd in deep melodies and bangin drums, inspired by coming of age, and falling in love.

Biography

Miami-based avant-dance duo--Cuci Amador and Smurphio formed Afrobeta in 2006 as a means to attain an ultimate form of artistic self-expression. Since then they’ve been tearing up dance-floors in their hometown. They’re sound is unique (and diverse) it transcends genre classifications directed more towards the electro-pop. Between 2006 and 2008, they continued to perform in front of a building fan base, garnering local support from the Miami New Times who named them Best Electronic Band in 2007, Best Local Songwriters in 2008 and Best Band in 2010.

Last year, Afrobeta, who pen all of their own songs and lyrics, released the EP Do You Party? via Do IT, featured lead singles “Play House, “Do You Party?”, “Two Different Worlds” and “As Long As You Like”. This year the band has released their featured single "Play House" EP, in support of their upcoming full length album - "Under The Streets" slated to be released in Summer 2011, along with music video by Dutch director Ruben Van Leer (available on youtube.com/afrobetachannel). The single EP comes packed with remixes by international renowned producers Larry Tee, Alexander Technique and Junior Sanchez. You can grab it now on itunes, Beatport and Amazon.

Now Afrobeta is taking their joyous beats and dazzling live shows across the nation and abroad! 2010 included high-profile performances at the 40th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Burning Man, Fall Fashion week in New York, Ultra Brazil, Space Ibiza and the 12th annual Ultra Music Festival. Scheduled performances so far in 2011 include Palm Springs for Coachella Weekend, a closing slot on the 2nd Main Stage at the Ultra Music Festival and Camp Bisco. The band has rocked alongside Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Orbital, Booka Shade, Annie Mac, Diplo, Holy Ghost!, Bloody Beetroots and Fake Blood.

Cuci, who is also an actress and performer, co-wrote and sang on the Calle 13 single "Electro Movimiento." The spunky chanteuse also guest-starred in the music video, which reached number 11 on the US Billboard Latin Rhythm chart and became nominated for Video Of The Year at the 2009 MTV Latin Video Music Awards. The tune becomes the hottest single off of the Calle13 album Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, which went on to win eight Grammy Awards at the 2009 Tenth Annual Latin Grammys.

Smurphio (known for his frenetic fingers, booty basslines, and impressive towering mane) and Cuci (known for her sultry voice, swinging hips, and colorful plumage) each command their own measure of exceptional talent. Smurphio was Pitbull’s touring keyboardist for a number of years until deciding to focus full-time on the Afrobeta project.

Discography

Under The Streets:
Released August 2011

Track listing:
Two Different Worlds
Do You Party?
Nighttime
As Long As You Like
Play House
That Thing
Touch
Land Of Lost Lovers
Pistol Whip
Love Fur Life
Jealousy
The End
Love Is Magic

Play House EP
Released May 2011

Track listing:
Play House
Play House (Larry Tee carnage remix)
Play House (Alexander Technique & Junior Sanchez remix)
Play House (Sounduo remix)

Set List

10 to 12 songs per set. Sometimes remixing newer tracks in. We also enjoy improvisation that can push the live set longer for a dance crowd.
Song List:
Play House
As Long as you like
Do you Party?
2 Different Worlds
Hug your drugs
Nighttime
Land of Lost Lovers
That Thing
The End
Jealously