Los Amigos Invisibles

Los Amigos Invisibles

Bang Data, DJ Julicio

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:50 pm)


Los Amigos Invisibles
Los Amigos Invisibles
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the “gozadera” – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.

Los Amigos Invisibles moved to New York City from their hometown of Caracas in 2001 and entrenched themselves in the local scene. With their electrifying live show, the group began building a considerable fan-base across the U.S. collaborating with artists such as Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Dimitri From Paris, Natalia Lafourcade, Cachorro López and Jorge Gonzalez, among others. Los Amigos Invisibles were able to establish themselves in the international dance music scene and expand their sound, while raking in Grammy nominations year after year and performing all over the globe as well as on television shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

In the last few years, they have established their own record label – Gozadera Records – and have tightened their hooks and focused their songs, recording their most accessible work yet.

Los Amigos Invisibles have toured in over 60 countries. They’re latest release, ‘Commercial,’ was awarded a Latin GRAMMY for “Best Alternative Album”; the band’s fifth-career GRAMMY Nomination.
Following their Grammy win, 2010 saw festival appearances and shows throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2011, the band released Not So Commercial, an EP of outtakes from the Commercial album. This album was a nominee for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album in 2012.

In April 2013, Repeat After Me was released. This album received a Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Latin Alternative Album” and a Latin Grammy in the category of “Best Alternative Album”, “Song of the year” and “Best Cover”.

In 2014, the band is releasing a greatest hits compilation recorded live in Mexico City with acoustic versions of some of their most famous songs with featurings from some of the patins scene ́s finest.

Los Amigos Invisibles are:

Mauricio Arcas: Percussion
Julio Briceño: Vocals
Juan Manuel Roura: Drums
José Rafael Torres: Bass
Bang Data
Bang Data is like California itself - built on Latin traditions, but deeply hybrid in expression. This beloved SF Bay Area based band - led by singer/emcee Deuce Eclipse who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I, and producer/instrumentalist Caipo who has become a sought out name producing & mixing in the San Francisco music scene and abroad - they spin cumbia, hip-hop and rock into a new language of sound for the people. The ensemble is releasing their third studio album LOCO this Fall. Most known for their song placement of the self-titled track “Bang Data” from their album La Sopa” on AMC’s hit TV Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4, Episode titled ‘Salud’. But since the 2016 release of the Quiero Creedence - a Latin tribute album to legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bang Data has received a growing wave of attention, including from the legends CCR themselves!

On stage they are joined by Michael Cavaseno on guitar. The group has performed with acts such as Chicano Batman, Calle 13, Cafe Tacvba, Ozomatli, Zion I, Natalia Lafourcade, Enanitos Verdes, Panteon Rococo, Chico Trujillo & Kinky.
DJ Julicio
For almost two decades, DJ Julicio has scratched, spun and
pulsated his way across clubs, hotels, bars, and festivals
around the world.
Born and molded in Santiago, Chile, he has played in places
like New York, Miami, Seattle, Austin, Maui, San Francisco,
and his current home, Los Angeles. Abroad, he’s shaken dance
floors throughout the UK, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Bali
and all over South America.
He has opened for internationally recognized bands including:
Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, UnderWorld, Vince Staples, Cafe
Tacuba, Talib Kweli, Ana Tijoux, Calle 13, Dilated Peoples,
Blackalicious, Zion I, Cultural Profetica, DJ Premier, The
Crystal Method, J Boog, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Los
Rakas, Orishas, GhostFaceKillah, Pharoahe Monch, Dj Q-bert,
Electric Wire Hustle, Camp Lo, Gondwana, Zap Mama, Los
Amigos Invisibles, Molotov, Jarabe de palo, The Coupe, Sick
Jacken , Mobb Deep, People Under The Stairs, Los Amigos
Invisibles, Kinky, Ozomatli, Natalia LaFurcade, Control
Machete, Katchafire, Los Cafres, Jay Electronica and many
more. In addition, he has regularly shaken the Silicon Valley
tech scene at major events for Samsung, Air BnB, Lyft, Puma,
User Testing, Skull Candy and others.
A love of music and an obsession with deejaying that started
at the age of 15 has culminated in a mature artist who enjoys
multiple styles — Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, Latin, Electronic and
the uncategorizable. After many years of living in San
Francisco, he is now based in Los Angeles California.
A night of beats crafted and curated by DJ Julicio is a journey
into the beauty & power of music.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704