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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Shaolin Brew video (2017)

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  Shaolin Brew videoEl Michels Affair dropped the bomb back in April with their super-dope LP of psych-funk Wu-Tang covers, Return To The 37th Chamber, currently in the running to be MB album of the year. Anyway, three tracks in you’ll find their psychedelic noir take on Shaolin Brew, altogether more doomy than the Wu version (mainly because of the church organ motif) for which they’ve just released a video. How to represent such antics in audio-visual format though? Perhaps a b-boy cypher interrupted by New York’s finest who aggressively order a dispersal and then shoot a nervous b-girl who decides to clear out fast? That should do – though where anyone would get the idea that highly trained US law enforcement officers are the sort of types to seek conflict and trigger-happy enough to shoot an unarmed young woman with it, I can’t imagine…
(Return To The 37th Chamber is out now on Big Crown Records)

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