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El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Return To The 37th Chamber” is being issued on vinyl with four unique cover designs as pictured above. Which cover art you will get will be picked at random.The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
El Michels Affair - Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse Feat. EMA
El Michels Affair
Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse Feat. EMA
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 2017, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over.Side A’s cover of “Tearz” is as much an homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the classic Wu-Tang Clan track.The song starts as a glazed over cover of "After Laughter" with Shannon Wise of The Shacks singing Wendy Rene's timeless mantra. Halfway through, the mood dramatically shifts and the drums and organ that drive the original RZA sample, take over. A dubbed out Lee Fields taps in like only he can, and the song spirals into outer space.Side B finds EMA dipping into the deeper side of the Wu catalog with Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”. Mixing the grimy, gritty production aesthetic of the original with elements of dubbed out reggae, El Michels Affair once again pushes the definition of a “cover” and truly makes it a tune of their own.
El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.
El Michels Affair
C.R.E.A.M.
7" | 2006 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
7,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
/ Glaciers Of Ice ... new funk instrumental interpretations of Wu-Tang classics!
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enterthe 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear thatEMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog thatmakes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the uniquefidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditionalChinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the linebetween RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol DirtyBastard’s Snakes, Raekwon’s Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsementcampaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties onSnakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sampleas it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowessto what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the“rug that ties the room together,” giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair recordand not just a collection of covers.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is asmuch a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “sounding out thecity” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly uniquein it’s own right.
El Michels Affair - Sounding Out The City
El Michels Affair
Sounding Out The City
LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Big Crown)
21,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Over 10 years ago, Leon Michels released his first full length record, Sounding Out The City. It was Michels' first full length record underthe moniker El Michels Affair. At the time, the budding retro soul scene consisted of mostly organ quartets a la The Meters and of course,Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings were in the early days of their ascent to world domination.Leon Michels, who was 18 when recording Sounding Out The City began, had just released Thunder Chicken, the first record by his highschool band The Mighty Imperials. At the time of SOTC, Michels was just discovering early rocksteady, afrobeat, and 60's garage rock,which inevitably crept its way into the songwriting. He purchased a Tascam 388, an 80's 1/4" reel to reel 8 track intended for homerecordings, and began recording music in a 10x10 box with no windows that also doubled as his childhood bedroom. Along with fellowMighty Imperials Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, and Sean Solomon, and Michael Leonhart, Thomas Brenneck, and some of themusicians from The Dap Kings, Michels recorded the LP over a two year period.Upon it's release, it received some rave reviews and the small deep funk community ate it up, but due to the lack luster promotion anddistribution the rest of the world was slow to catch on to the instrumental gems featured on SOTC, which Michels appropriately labeledas "cinematic soul". However, in 2005 it found it's way into the hands of the people who were organizing a series of concerts for Scionthat paired bands with MC's. El Michels Affair was contacted about playing one show with Raekwon The Chef of Wu Tang Clan fame. Theshow was such a success it led to a tour, and then to another set of concerts that featured multiple members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Thiseventually led to the release of El Michels Affair's second record, "Enter the 37th Chamber" which introduced them to a much largeraudience and has been their most successful release to date.Michels has since gone on to produce and co-produce numerous records for powerhouse soul artists like Lee Fields. He sharessongwriting credits with Adele, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Aloe Blacc, and has played on records by Ray LaMontagne, Lana Del Rey, TheBlack Keys and Dr. John.
El Michels Affair - 4th Chamber / Snakes Feat. Lee Fields
El Michels Affair
4th Chamber / Snakes Feat. Lee Fields
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records is proud to present the first single from El Michels Affair's forthcoming full length "Return To The 37th Chamber".
El Michels Affair - Duel Of The Iron Mic / Bring The Ruckus
El Michels Affair
Duel Of The Iron Mic / Bring The Ruckus
7" | 2006 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
7,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
New funk instrumental interpretations of Wu-Tang classics!
El Michels Affair - Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
El Michels Affair
Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Fat Beats)
16,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After playing variosu shows as the backing band for the Wu and releasing to sought after 7 inch cover versions of Wu-Tang classics, dusty funk outfit El Michels Affair finally do it full length. Replaye and reinterpreted instrumental renditions of all the classics. F*ckin' A!
El Michels Affair - Creation
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
El Michels Affair - Strange Boy / No Surprise
El Michels Affair - Run Fay Run
El Michels Affair
Run Fay Run
7" | 2012 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
8,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taken from the EP 'Walk On By: A Tribute To Isaac Hayes' ... includes the Pflichthit 'Hung Up On My Baby' on the flipside!
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