Emefe W/ Pleasures, Island Science, Dj Phil Santos @ Will's Pub

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EMEFE (NYC) Afro-beat infused electro pop
PLEASURES Dark Psychedelic
Island Science Dream R&B/Pop
DJ Phil Santos - Dancemaster jams
$7 // 18+ // 9 P.M.
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Ti6rMy

EMEFE has been making people dance uncontrollably since 2009. They released a self-titled album in May 2015. The album is about breaking through static, the undefinable noise and clutter of everyday life. The album’s concepts were inspired by French author Jacques Lusseyran’s And There Was Light, chronicling a blind man’s realization of light and love in his time during the French resistance movement. After years of creating an original and fearless afrobeat-pop style showcased through their live performances, their signature style is finally exhibited on their new record. EMEFE’s beats are a cross between Fela Kuti and Prince, with vocals reminiscent of the Talking Heads’ candor and the Beach Boys’ lushness... all with a unique pop sensibility. Coming to terms with frustration, anxiety and fear, the album pits complacency against change. The first half of the album (the ‘Tension Suite’) descends into these static emotions without ever escaping them; the second half (the ‘Release Suite’) ascends beyond, into a place of clarity and peace.

The musicians in EMEFE have shared the stage or studio with The Roots, CHIC, Arcade Fire, Tuneyards, My Morning Jacket, and more. As a band, EMEFE has collaborated with artists such as Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Antibalas, Hoodie Allen, Lafa Taylor, Baloji, Chico Mann, Superhuman Happiness, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Magic City Hippies, Grace Weber, and more. Taking the drum chair with afrobeat pioneers Antibalas and Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Arntzen also established himself as a go‐to New York City musician by the time he turned 23, playing with artists such as Mark Ronson, Allen Toussaint, Action Bronson, Angelique Kidjo, Tony Allen and more.

Their new album is available through their website, www.emefemusic.com. They just released a new single on their Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/emefemusic.
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