Saturday, May 2, 2009

El Michael's Affair

Few covers albums impress, but there's been a recent resurgence in the odd genre. The Radiodread/ Dub Side Of The Moon releases were deservedly well praised, if a little cosy; then Dirty Projectors popped out their Black Cover tribute, played entirely from memory and giving a genuinely original spin. Now come El Michael's Affair, with their funk band Wu Tang homage Enter The 37th Chamber. Slack punnery aside, the album's incredible; more Blue Note than Mark Ronson, with barbeque anthem written all over it. They've been touring with Raekwon too, check the youtube footage.

Get the single "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" at Amazon Dload here, or skip through the album at Fat Beats here.

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