305 Alternative: Afrobeta

Photo by Karla Garcia

Described as a Disco House / Ghettotech / Funk group, Afrobeta was first discovered in 2006 in the tropical monsoon environs of Miami, where Smurphio had been playing keyboards with the likes of Suenalo, Bacilos and Pitbull, and Cuci had been acting in independent films and commercials and singing with electro-acoustic outfit OrganicArma. The two music lovers’ chance meeting at a Suenalo concert led to instant friendship and late-night/early-morning songwriting sessions, and with these songs, Miami songs, full of funky synths, skittering beats, infectious melodies, and bilingual seduction, Afrobeta was born.

They celebrate the release of their new single this Friday March 19 at Circuit Studios in Little Haiti. Click here for more info.

And below, listen to their 2009 single “That Thing”


Afrobeta – That Thing

Download: iTunes