Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).
Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band and takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and roots firmly planted in the musical traditions of the past.
The band's six full-length album, While We Still Got Time, captures the current snapshot of where the band is during the time of 2020 and 2021. Eufórquestra came out with a big, fresh sound and new direction that still feels like the band's signature “modern funk with vintage soul,” but also infuses current topics in a way that has not been realized before with strong, compelling pieces. Their journeys in early 2020 brought them to The Democratic Republic of the Congo, which created new friendships and new vision that Eufórquestra brought back home and forged into the album “While We Still Got Time,” as shown on Congolese pop star Papa Wemba cover “Show Me The Way.” Make no mistake, Eufórquestra’s honest sound and cultural influence is on display once again for their latest and greatest contribution to their venerable catalog that made its way from Iowa to Colorado more than a decade ago and has continued to grow across the world for nearly two decades.