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El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M. b/w Glaciers of Ice 7"



In 2006, the slight buzz of a Brooklyn band called El Michels Affair started to sound a bit more like a swarm of killer bees when their instrumental rendition of Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." was released as a 7" vinyl single. The band's namesake Leon Michels and his production partner Jeff Silverman dropped the single on their boutique label called Truth & Soul, and it created such commotion that it would spawn an entire album of Wu-based covers. In honor of the 15th anniversary of that LP- "Enter The 37th Chamber"-the single is now getting it's first vinyl repress in years. "C.R.E.A.M." is featured on Side A, with it's prominent guitars and powerful horns complementing the signature baseline and unforgettable piano hook that practically defined an era of New York hip hop. The B-side "Glaciers of Ice" offers a deeper, melancholic interpretation of the hard-driving "Cuban Linx" banger, with a mood consistent to the A-side, as the drums take a comfortable backseat to the melodic guitars and punchy horn lines. Originally released in 2009, El Michels Affair's "Enter The 37th Chamber" LP on Fat Beats Records is celebrating it's 15th Anniversary in 2024.

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