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- As honourable heirs to the 60's & 70's Soul Funk movement, the Shaolin Temple Defenders stay true to this tradition while extending their influences towards current musical moods.
'At a time when the Western world is developing technologies which shorten every moment of our lives as if to accelerate our deaths, our Shaolin monks have decided to slow down the pace.' They wish to push things forward in time but they want to keep a more organic rhythm in order to stay close to Nature's cycle. This desire has found expression in a musical world which combines classic Soul & Funk with modern urban grooves.
After working in Leeds on their previous album under the musical supervision of Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), this time the band hired the services of Patchworks (Mr President, Uptown Funk Empire, Mister Day..) for both the mixing and mastering processes. As a groove scientist, he has managed to enhance the density of their sound which is illustrated by the original artwork of Mr Day. The record features Gift Of Gab, the talented and experienced MC from Blackalicious, who delivers his highly-recognizable rap style on the title track, 'Take It Slow', recorded in Oakland, CA.
The French band (though all their lyrics are in English) are no strangers to the UK, recording a session for Craig Charles (BBC 6) and touring in May 2011 to support the initial release of the album.
- Shaolin Temple Defenders
File under: SOUL
- 1 CD
release date. 2012-05-07