What started out as a mixtape by Zebuel blending 70’s era Motown and Stax songs with southern trap music is now a full blown headlining act. Smoked Out Soul (S.O.S) blurs the line between a live show and a DJ party, bringing the bay’s finest musicians, producers and DJ’s together to put a fresh spin on a classic sound. The result is tunes rooted in soul with a nod to the future. Smoked Out Soul aims to spread love through music, bringing you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”.
Smoked Out Soul has taken the vibe they started as a weekly Thursday night party on the road, playing festivals and venues up and down the West Coast and throughout the country. They have played Bonnaroo, Lightning In a Bottle, Symbiosis, and Joshua Tree Music Festivals along with club dates at Great American Music Hall, The Chapel, Rickshaw Stop, The Independent and more. Blending funk music from yester years with modern day futuristic production, SOS features a high energy DJ set laced with live horns, synthesizers, guitar, drums and a plethora of special guests.
The Collective has also branched out and started a record label which has put out two albums by ringleader Zebuel along with a compilation album that benefits the ACLU featuring artists such as Poldoore, J Boogie, Deejay Theory, Captain Planet, Kingmost and more!
Smoked Out Soul aims to blend a thriving DJ culture with the amazing live music scene in The Bay Area. After four years of weekly parties, Smoked Out Soul now hosts a residency one Friday per month at Monarch SF. DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant, Enrique Padilla and Brandon Lee along with special guest DJs and musicians from all over the world playing on top rated VOID sound system. Come experience a dance club vibe with the energy of a live show, enjoying delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.
“An immersive experience with live horn players, drummers and guitarists collaborating with sound sculpting producers on a Void surround-sound system.” - Diamond Entertainment & Arts
“If you're into highly skilled musicians, danceable grooves, a bit of the unexpected... all coming through on an amazing sound system, then this is the place to be” - Donovan “Gordo Cabeza” - Motown On Mondays
"I was so hyped last week from your show! I've heard a lot of funky deejays but your sound really bumps! Maybe its because you are cueing up a live set, but damn it is hard to come crazy and original now that the funk has so many "standards" in play. The Stax, JB's, Aretha, etc... But I dig the way you play with them all. And then the guitar licks really come in sweet!" - Rickey Vincent - KPFA Radio Host of "History of Funk" and author of "Funk: The Music, The People and The Rhythm of One".
The Live Act
Smoked Out Soul has taken the show on the road playing festivals and venues up and down the West Coast and beyond. Blending funk classics with futuristic production, SOS features a high energy DJ set laced with live horns, guitar, drums and special guests. SOS has been blessed to play festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lighting In a Bottle, Symbiosis, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Guitarfish and more. In addition to their monthly residency you’ll find them on stages such as Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Starline Social Club and The Elbo Room.
Smoked Out Soul is a team of like minded DJ's, producers and musicians who come together to remix songs, put on awesome shows and throw epic parties. Regular players include: Zebuel, Will Magid, Teddy Raven, Paul Oliphant, Brandon Lee, Enrique Padilla, Ian McDonald, Brendan Liu, Chris Fox, Alex Attard, Anthony Ant, Chris Hoog.
New compilation benefits aclu
Smokey Blends Vol. 1 is a compilation of originals, edits, mashups and remixes by producers from California to Belgium. All proceeds from the release will benefit the ACLU who reminds us that dissent is patriotic and that free speech suppression, racial injustice, distortion of truth and degradation of human rights will not stand. Feel free to download for free or contribute as much as you can to help the cause!
A huge thanks to all the contributers:
Poldoore, Chris Fox, Sex Pixels, Blue Wednesday, Izzy Wise, Kingmost, Will Magid, Alligator Spacewalk, Brothers In Arms, Zebuel, Captain Planet, Champagne Duane, Disco E, LDoggy, Comrade
Stream, Download and Donate here:
sos: super soul soundclash!
Reggae & soul music fused into an hour long mixtape by Zebuel, Emceed by Freshislife.