Saturday, December 5, 2009
El Michels Affair
El Michels Affair is an instrumental funk band on Truth and Soul Records, they are also the shit. This album dedicated to the beats of the RZA in live band format is titled Enter the 37th Chamber, of course a play off Wu-Tang's classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers) back in 1993. These furls pay homage to many of RZA's best beats, including my favorites on this album, "C.R.E.A.M," "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," "Mystery of Chessboxin'," and "Protect Your Neck." These four tracks do the best job of bringing that gritty Wu-Tang sound back with horns and heavy bass guitar.