Funk collective Lettuce, LIB alums Beats Antique, and Do LaB favorite Lafa Taylor are heading to Club NOKIA in DTLA on February 12th for a soul-infused night of music, grooves, and an overall great time.
Starting at 7pm, Club NOKIA will transform into a unique multi-room unique environment with activities like live art and performance that will appeal to all the senses. Prepare for Beats to bring the heat with their eclectic world sound and avant garde performance highlights while Lettuce is set to deliver us some pure unadulterated funk music.
Come groove with us and kick off Valentine’s Day Weekend the right way – surrounded by lots of love.
– ABOUT THE ARTISTS –
Beats Antique came together to make music for Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars extravaganzas. The trio is composed of David Satori (guitar, saz, viola, and percussion), Sidecar Tommy Cappel (keys, toy piano, drums, and percussion), and Zoë Jakes (belly dancer, composer, and arranger). Their music incorporates Middle Eastern grooves, Balkan wedding music, flamenco, French Gypsy jazz, hip-hop, dub reggae, and other Eastern tonalities, all pulled together with electronica that won’t put off club kids, but will appeal to world music lovers as well. All of the band members have a long history of innovative music-making behind them.
Check out a recap video of their last tour and get excited for the visual journey Beats Antique will take you on next:
For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk,matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet players Eric Bloom and Rashawn Ross deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show.
A world traveler based in Oakland, CA Lafa Taylor is an up and coming singer/emcee/producer. his music carries a message of inspiration and activation for all walks of life while staying gritty, bass heavy, and most importantly danceable. Lafa’s collage of infectiously harmonic, bass heavy, multi tempo, music quickly heats up the dance floor. His vocal style ranges from sweet melodic choruses to tongue twisting rapid rhymes. He is also known for his intricate beat boxing, and creates live loops in ableton on the spot. Well loved by many, Lafa is rapidly making a name for himself on the west coast, opening for big names as well as headlining his own sold out shows. Watch for this international man of music as he continues to spread love and bass wherever he plugs in.