Mushroom-Free High

A superfunky beat drops. The woman onstage looks into your eyes and coos, “Didn’t notice you standing there. It took a long time, but you didn’t 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 you’re 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. “It’s 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.
KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Raina McLeod
Contact: Raina McLeod