El Michels Affair, Enter the 37th Chamber

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1LP - FAT BEATS RECORDS
2009

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Statut: IN STOCK
Label: FAT BEATS
Genre: SOUL / R&B / GOSPEL, FUNK, HIP HOP
Format: 2 LP
Date de parution: 2009
Date de la réedition: 2023

TRACKLIST


A1 Duel Of The Iron Mics 3:10
A2 C.R.E.A.M. 2:55
A3 Mystery Of Chessboxin’ 1:45
A4 Can It All Be So Simple 3:15
A5 Uzi (Pinky Ring) 3:10
A6 Interlude 0:35
A7 Glaciers Of Ice 3:30
B1 Cherchez La Ghost 3:45
B2 Criminology 1:35
B3 Heaven & Hell 2:10
B4 Bring Da Ruckus 3:10
B5 Protect Ya Neck 3:35
B6 Incarcerated Scarfaces 1:20
B7 Shimmy Shimmy Ya 2:25
B8 Outro 0:30


DESCRIPTION


With one foot in the past but their eyes firmly set on the future, El Michels Affair are among the leaders of a resurgent funk & soul movement from New York City that's sweeping both the music community and the charts.

Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair began as a loose collaboration of session musicians (including members of top-selling acts Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas) that looked to blend some of the vibrant quality of soundtrack records with the recording aesthetic of early reggae, and the rawness of 60's rock--they called it 'Cinematic Soul.' This delicate balance was evident on their 2005 debut album Sounding Out the City, which earned critical acclaim and acted as the inaugural full-length release for Michels and Silverman's burgeoning label Truth & Soul (also the moniker for the duo as a production team). The buzz generated from the album and a series of moderately successful 7" vinyl singles from Truth & Soul led to an invitation by Toyota's Scion division for El Michels Affair to accompany the rapper Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan for a promotional concert.

As avid Wu-Tang fans, not only were the band leaders thrilled with the opportunity, but Michels found that the 'Cinematic Soul' sound was consistent with the moods of RZA's gritty soundscapes on the classic Wu-Tang releases. The concert was such as success, El Michels Affair went on to play several more concerts nationwide backing Raekwon and other members of the Clan, and the shows led to the recording of two smash 7" singles featuring instrumental reinterpretations of the Wu-Tang classic songs "C.R.E.A.M." and "Bring Da Ruckus." The singles combined to sell an extraordinary amount of over 7,000 units worldwide, and their success led to a contract with Fat Beats Records to record an entire album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations.

With the release of their finally-completed album entitled Enter the 37th Chamber, they can finally step out of the shadows of the retro-soul trend and establish their status as one of the most exciting and versatile bands in modern recorded music.