Artists tagged El Michels Affair

April 6, 2017

El Michels Affair

When Leon Michels name first appeared on a record, he was 16. That release was Thunder Chicken, and the group was his high school band, The Mighty Imperials. The record was essentially an homage to The Meters, at the time it was near pitch-perfect for the

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March 27, 2017

Produzent und Bandleader Leon Michels (El Michels Affair) interpretiert erneut Wu-Tang-Kompositionen für eine Live-Band

Das Warten hat ein Ende: Endlich erscheint "Return To The 37th Chamber" von El Michels Affair, der mit Spannung erwartete Nachfolger des Underground-Klassikers "Enter The 37th Chamber" von 2009. In der Zwischenzeit hat El Michels Affair Hits für Lee Fiel

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July 31, 2014

Truth & Soul presents deluxe reissue of El Michels Affair’s ‘Sounding Out The City ‘ album

Ten years ago, Truth & Soul released it's first full length record, Sounding Out The City. It was also Leon Michels' first full length record under the moniker El Michels Affair. At the time, the budding retro soul scene consisted of mostly organ quarte

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July 22, 2014

El Michels Affair

El Michels Affair first appeared in 2002 for a 12" single on Soul Fire records entitled Easy Access Parts 1 & 2. The release was a loose collaboration between Soul Fire session musicians that featured saxophonist and organist Leon Michels. However, the st

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January 27, 2010

The Whitefield Brothers

"Earthology" is the latest album from The Whitefield Brothers, a loose line-up of musicians centred on the siblings Jan 'JJ' and Max 'Muggy' Whitefield, formerly known as the founders of Munich's legendary Poets Of Rhythm. Last heard from with their cult

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April 8, 2009

El Michels Affair

El Michels Affair first appeared in 2002 for a 12" single on Soul Fire records entitled Easy Access Parts 1 & 2. The release was a loose collaboration between Soul Fire session musicians that featured saxophonist and organist Leon Michels. However, the st

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March 25, 2009

NYC’s El Michels Affair recorded an entire album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations …

The world moves faster than ever these days, and even in the digital age, things can always be counted on to go in cycles. Despite all of the advances in computer recording technology, home studios, and electronic instruments, there is a flourishing inter

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January 20, 2009

Reissue of the Whitefield Brothers super-rare modern funk classic “In The Raw” …

When Poets of Rhythm founding members Jay and Max Whitefield traveled from their native Munich to New York in 1998 to record their eponymous debut album, Sharon Jones was a name only known to the cult that bought her first, rare 45s, The Dap Kings didn't

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October 21, 2008

Menahan Street Band

The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and the Budos Band (

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