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El Michels Affair (Wu-Tang Clan Instrumental Covers): Enter The 37th Chamber

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4.4 Stars (15 customer reviews)
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Summary

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 in 2007 with indie hip hop powerhouse Fat Beats Records to record an entire album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations entitled Enter the 37th Chamber.

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1. Duel Of The Iron Mics
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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2. C.R.E.A.M.
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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3. Mystery Of Chessboxin
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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4. Can It All Be So Simple
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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5. Uzi (Pinky Ring)
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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6. Cherchez Le Ghost
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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7. Criminology
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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8. Heaven & Hell
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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9. Bring The Ruckus
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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10. Protect Ya Neck
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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11. Incarcerated Scarfaces
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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12. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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13. Outro
Producers: Jeff Silverman; Leon Michels
instrumental 
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4.4 Stars (4.4 Stars )
Total Comments: 15
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/13/2010 7:31:00 AM; Partial IP: .74.45.202)
Location: switzerland
Comment: awesome LP! By the way the Band 'el michels affair' also played some live-gigs backing the Wu Tang Clan, check youtube. Great work!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2009 5:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: Phila
Comment: ol,this is pretty good,it shut me up,they did a good job,im sure even the Wu could appreciate it,i know thats spelled wrong
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2009 3:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 115.58.133)
Location: PDX
Comment: this is strait dope. If u dont like this then u dont like good hip hop period u must listen to radio garbage shit... Sssuka's
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/10/2009 1:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 06.137.198)
Location: the oldest city, USA
Comment: this album is genius
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/9/2009 12:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 168.119.32)
Location: STATEN ISLAND
Comment: INTRESTING ALBUM FOR THAT SOUL FUNK GROOVE UPDATED FROM THE 93 WU CLASSICS IT'S TOO SHORT!!!! WORTH GETTIN' P.E.A.C.E.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2009 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 2.50.61.72)
Location: PORTO ROCK
Comment: This album is.... SICK!!!!.Imagine a collabo album with Wu-Tang and this guys.... PEACE!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/6/2009 1:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .7.228.252)
Location: 7 heads
Comment: wow !!!!!!!!best shit going....
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/1/2009 2:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 48.243.199)
Location: ottawa, canada
Comment: FUCKIN DOPE!!!! Shimmy Shimmy Ya is crazy man
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/27/2009 3:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 144.236.26)
Location: Almere
Comment: Listened to the first 3 tracks, straight up dope, bought it immed...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2009 8:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.209.156)
Location: lost angeles
Comment: wtf?????this shit doesnt suck but still if I wanted to here shit that sounds LIKE wutang ill listen to some wutang
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2009 8:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 185.99.253)
Location: KC
Comment: Reminds me of rjd2. Dope beats.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2009 2:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .225.34.12)
Location: North Kak
Comment: Yeah this is DOPE! What they need to do is drop a version with the "real" acapellas from back then over these instrumentals! That would be hott!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2009 11:23:00 AM; Partial IP: .94.56.177)
Location: Cdn
Comment: The grit, the tempo, the vibes, this is also the sound of 8th Diagram, when you take it in, minus the doper drums here, Rza needs a dope drum man to pull off the flav he working too, and El shows you that the sound is the only soundscape large enough to accompany 8 or 9 dope emcees ... '09 Hip Hop is coming like '87, '93, '00
Name: (Posted: 4/10/2009 12:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 76.94.9.48)
Location: southern cali
Comment: this shit is DOPE!
Name: (Posted: 3/28/2009 5:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 195.24.144)
Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Comment: They always do a great job with the Wu-Tang covers, but I really was waiting on baited breath for their "True" sophomore release. The production and engineering on "Sounding Out The City" was so stellar and I'd love to hear so more of their original work. This will definitely be worthy of a purchase and I can't wait for more of their work to come my way.
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