Join Ca’ Momi Osteria, downtown Napa’s premier venue for your BottleRock Napa Valley Afterparty, for the 2017 edition of Beyond Bottlerock! Keep the party going from 10pm til’ bedtime on Friday & Saturday night with incredible live music, the hottest national DJ’s and a veritable feast for the eyes, ears…and palate!
Osteria Live! presents Afrolicious with special guest DJ Bulby York
Afrolicious has established itself as both one of the most legendary weekly parties in San Francisco, and of the top live/electronic bands on the scene. Started as a weekly dance party featuring DJ’s and brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz alongside percussionists, MC’s and horn players, and an amazing crowd from day one. Over the years it has evolved as founding DJ/Producer Pleausremaker (Joe McGuire) alongside brother Señor Oz (Oz McGuire) hooked up with some of the most exciting personalities in the Bay Area music scene and started writing original music under the alias Afrolicious.
Around 2010 the live Pleasuremaker band started including some of this new ‘Afrolicious’ material and added more of the percussionists and vocalists from the weekly party to form what is now the Afrolicious band. Between their weekly party and sound system shows that involve the brothers DJing alongside live percussion, they also have a 8-12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentation, and energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures the weekly party has come to be known for. Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francsico (5 plus years weekly residency), Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco.
Afrolicious has played alongside such artists as Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Cliff, Fishbone, Balkan Beat Box, Rob Garza, Novalima, The Pimps of Joytime, Nickodemus, Johnny Osbourne, See-I, Ghostland Observatory, Beats Antique, J.Boogie, and DJ Smash.
Afrolicious remixes and original productions can be found on labels such as ESL Music, Six Degrees Records, Akwaaba Music, Bagpak Music and more.
Colin ‘Bulby’ York tours worldwide as Michael Franti & Spearhead’s FOH engineer. He has worked as live engineer for many greats such as Sly & Robbie and Sinead O’Conner to name just a few.
His live career started with an invitation to run Front of House for Japan’s Chop & Splash festival in 1994. Doing sound for the likes of Buju Banton, Sly & Robbie, I Three, Freddie McGregor, Tony Rebel, Beenie man, Yami Bolo, Beres Hammond, Nahki, Shaggy + more..
And the world opened up from there…
York began producing in 1992 when his uncle started a label called C&G Music. One year later, he teamed with Lynford ‘Fatta’ Marshall to start Fat Eyes label which produced a number of hit songs including Want You Back by Singing Melody, Memories by Beenie Man, Stuckie (Bounty Killer), In or Out (Capleton), Jah Works (Terror Fabulous), Video Light (Mr Lexx and Mr Vegas), and Put Down Your Weapon by Capleton and Yami Bolo.
York also worked with punk/ska band No Doubt on their platinum-selling Rocksteady album which was recorded in Jamaica in 2001.
Colin ‘Bulby’ York has worked in studios all around the world. Working with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Shabba Ranks, Jimmy Cliff, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Franti, UB40, Sinead O’Connor, Sly&Robbie…
ENGINEER/PRODUCER Collin ‘Bulby’ York’s latest project called Bulby York… Epic and Ting hit the streets MAY 13TH, 2016 on Greensleeves Records and his Bulby York Music label. It hears York working with established and emerging acts.
“The concept is me being the artiste/producer who makes the beats and get the best songs with talented artistes from the Caribbean. It is similar to a David Guetta or a Calvin Harris project,” said York in an interview with the Jamaica Observer. Guetta and Harris are popular EDM producers.
Some of the tracks on ‘Epic and Ting’ are Psalm 21 (Praises) featuring Sizzla; Whom Shall I Fear (Agent Sasco and Tenor Saw); All Night Long featuring Maxi Priest and Brigadier Jerry; Babylon Shame (Anthony Red Rose); Anything Goes with Beres Hammond and Bounty Killer; Soul Almighty featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Jesse Royal; and Streets with Busy Signal.
Epic and Ting is York’s first major project since leaving the successful Fat Eyes camp.