El Michels Affair are back with a 45 of original material that features a new NYC band called The Shacks. Side A Strange Boy, sounds like the Five keys met Neil young and cut a record with Jane Birkin – but in english. A fuzzed out, heavy backing track with doo-wop background vocals create a peculiar, but perfect bed for Shannon’s dead pan celebration of her “Strange Boy”, of whom she would gladly “drink the kool aid from his cup”. Side B, No Surprise, is a perfect blend of El Michels Affair’s hazy, cinematic soul and 60’s pop ala Sonny and Cher.
Surprise item that we’re very lucky to have! Originally released in the winter of 1995. ’95 Live changed the course of the mixtape game!! 20 years later, it’s only right that we pay homage to legendary DJ Doo Wop and re-release (in its original format) what many consider “the best mixtape ever.” Bounce on ’em Wop!
This is the instrumental version of Adrian Younge masterpiece. Not much more to say except that you need to own a copy of this one… Or maybe two.
We’ve been having trouble keeping stock of this super hot item so orders yours now to secure a copy! Check out the audio samples on the detail page – PURE FIRE! Recorded with Younge’s collection of rare instruments, Something About April II advances his musical paradigm with enterprising concepts and grander compositions – it synthesizes the boundaries between dark American soul and classic European cinema.
CD also shipping.