A superfunky beat drops. The woman onstage looks into your eyes and coos, Didnt notice you standing there. It took a long time, but you didnt care. You think she has mistaken you for someone else, a long-lost love or maybe a drunken one-night stand. But her voice continues to hypnotize you and your ears grow more accustomed to the house/ghetto-tech/funk music. Then you learn this woman is Cuci Amador, that man creating the funky robo music is Toni Smurphio Laurencio, and this is Afrobeta. And now you do care, but youre a little late, because even our readers know enough to name this band Best Electronica Artist.
So now is the time to either jump on the bandwagon or get run over by it. After only a year together, the duo has Miami hipsters clamoring for its unique brand of musical refreshment. Its funky electro disco. It makes you feel psychedelic. Kind of uppity, good-feeling music, says Smurphio. See for yourself tonight at PS 14; the show begins at 10:00 p.m.
Thu., July 12, 10 a.m.