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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Kahbi

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: KahbiCinematic soul crew, El Michels Affair, return to the Turkish funk and Bollywood influenced territory of their Yeti Season LP with new one-off single Kahbi. Once again, the band get label mate Piya Malik of 79.5 on vocals and she supplies precisely the requisite amount of exotic promise you’d expect from such a drop. It would seem (at least currently) that this one is just a digital
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Masterclass

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: MasterclassBetween the release of their excellent Yeti Season LP and the follow-up of sorts, The Abominable EP (about which, more shortly), there’s just time for New York legends El Michels Affair to squeeze out a new single Masterclass on which they give – well – a masterclass on how to deliver summery soundtrack psych thrills. Turns out this track featured alongside material from Saul Williams
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR meets LIAM BAILEY: King

EL MICHELS AFFAIR meets LIAM BAILEY: KingIt’s bang up-to-date ‘Bristol Sound’-influenced soul on new single, King, from the inspired pairing of NYC instrumental cinematic soul outfit El Michels Affair with the UK’s very own Liam Bailey on vocals. The track is lifted from the EMA meets Liam Bailey LP Ekundayo Inversions and only just precedes the release of that later this week. Bailey’s voice appears  almost immediately over a
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Yeti Season LP

Yeti SeasonRating: ★★★★★ You knew, when El Michels Affair released tripped-out Eastern pysch-funk 45 Unathi b/w Zaharila all the way back in 2018, that there was a whole LP of this sort of stuff on the way. You just didn’t realise that it was going to be the album after the next album (which turned out to be last year’s Adult Themes) that they released.  Indeed, not only did you have to wait until the
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Murkit Gem + ‘Yeti Season’ LP announced

If you’re eager for more El Michels Affair following last year’s atmospheric 70s Euro cinema soundtrack album, Adult Themes, your wait is nearly over, for new LP, Yeti Season will be upon us in late March. Big Crown are currently previewing two more tracks, Sha Na Na and Murkit Gem, following the two which appeared as 2018 single Unathi b/w Zaharilla. And if you
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes Following 2017’s excellent Return To The 37th Chamber and its set of Wu-Tang instrumental covers, El Michels Affair’s new LP, Adult Themes returns to the idea of all-original content.  With a name like that, a cover featuring intertwined naked limbs and EMA’s debt to library music of the sixties and seventies, you might be expecting some sort of pastiche of 70s porn flick OSTs. And
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Life Of Pablo

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Life Of PabloAnd the third single to be lifted from El Michels Affair’s imminent new studio LP, Adult Themes, is Life Of Pablo. “Like a trip through the birth canal…[it says here]…Life of Pablo takes us on quite a ride.”  Yes – well – we’ve all been there. The start makes you feel a bit queasy though, beginning, as it does, with what the PR also describes as the cry of a newborn. Is it the reminder of sleepless
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant

EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant Coming at ya with the seventies porn-flick soundtrack vibes once more before LP Adult Themes hits, it’s El Michels Affair with Enfant. Cue a gently loping funk beat, louche horns, a quietly twanging acoustic guitar and a flute solo (of course). And that’s all topped off with lashings of breathy female oohhs, aahs and da-da-daas throughout courtesy of Shannon Wise of The
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Rubix

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: RubixIf you want a further taster of what to expect from El Michels Affair on their hotly-anticipated forthcoming LP Adult Themes, look no further than new single Rubix. This follows November’s 12345678910 with which it shares a common cinematic soundtrack bent (obviously – this is El Michels Affair we’re talking about!) but while that took its cues from the Far East, Rubix is seventies
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: 12345678910

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: 12345678910It might have been over a year since El Michels Affair last made a musical appearance but they’re back now with 12345678910.  Admittedly, that is a title more than a little reminiscent of Bubbles De Vere’s telephone number although the track itself sees the band continue to pursue the atmospheric eastern-themed psychedelia that characterised last single Unathi / Zaharila. Where that single was
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