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Shana from Sankofa (North Carolina on Vox) Shompa Mazumder (UK/Bombay - Cello) C Boogie (UK-Flute) & 13t (Double Bass,Drums,Dubs & Music Production)
This track came 2nd in a comp for Carbon Logic judged by Charlie Dark and Tony of Burntprogress/CDR they were also the superb Attica Blues signed on James Lavelle's Mo Wax.Heres what they had to say about it;
"Great Music.Circa 96 is back! Listen + Learn!"
More press from various Labels & Artists;
"Great Tune" Mo Francesco
"cant tell you how much i love this tune." Pete Savlle - (Carbon Logic Publishing)
'this is hot shnip..love all the vocal treatment. the haunting string and flute arrangement drifts, then shifts into that nifty break.' missile command synth to top it off.'- Alphamonkey (carbon Logic)
must listen again to catch those lyrics. love it
"great vocal.like the cello too.reminds me of Saul Williams stuff.excellent!" Frank Byang
"Very quirky, fab synths and reverse FX, the 13th Tribe have got it Goin' On!! Vocals sound heavy, and will need a few listens no doubt to get a feel for the message....Very careful treatment on the vocal, with the reverbs, call and answer style synth fx boucing of the poetry. It makes such a difference when you put those hours in on the sequencer. Automation can make a man loose his mind' Giles (Carbon Logic Publishing)
"Serious stuff. inspirng vocal treatments.the sound palette jumps out. special.
respect to 13T. love the cello hook...." Big Feet Records.
"Bwoi this tune is Heavy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Duchy (CDR,Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings artist)
Dr Octagon's ghost is in the air!
Fluckin love it!" Microcoz
"!!!! F****g.Ace. Always loved woody strings and beats. Dr. Octagon compliment,("Dr Octagon's ghost is in the air") 2nded." - Implosion Quartet.
"5 big STARS. refreshing, ears pricked up. DEEP.
like a proper DEEP OCEAN..bring us more of this.
CLASSIC TUNE . will be in my memory always." - Pete Saville Carbon Logic
Chi is from an Ep called 'Inside The Pyramids' and was also released on 2600 Recordings debut compilation album.
Heres some shizzle on it here;
'A Track from the Inside The Pyramids EP called 'Chi' featuring Shana was picked up by groundbreaking DIY label '2600 Recordings' for their debut release called 'Home Entertainment' Already an underground compilation classic it features tracks from Ninja Tune artist Zilla/King Cannibal,as well as tracks from famed underground producers/remixers/djs such as Warp,Anticon Sage Francis collaborator, Buddy Peace,Lukid,Sasqwax,Mr Cooper,Sir Howdy etc It met with great critical aplomb in the countrys music press
“Wandering, interesting, organic beats with a lo-fi charm” - One Week To Live
“Some of the best underground instrumental hip-hop in the UK" - (4/5) The Beat Surrender
“An album of art music that simultaneously bristles with static and sooths with blissful pastoral folk” - Hip Hop Connection
“Some seriously ear popping shit on a DIY ethic” - 3 Bar Fire
"Perfect for that moment when you want lie back and just be completely immersed in the music” - Bandidge.com
"Fine instrumental hip-hop grooves" - IDJ
"Extremely well crafted stuff" - ATM
"Pushing the boundaries" - Echoes
“This comes highly recommended!" - Bbarak Magazine
“The world needs many more cds like this!” - (6/7) Lazy 8
released March 21, 2010
from Chi feat Shana (Sankofa NC), track re-released 14 February 2010
Heres some info on how it came about and the people involved;
The 13th Tribe were one of the first Scottish HomeGrown Hip Hop acts to forge cross Atlantic relations way back in '96.The 13th Tribe's first underground CD 'Inside The Pyramids' features former Sankofa drummer - The Apple Juice Kid .North Carolinian Mcs Stefan,Omatide 13 and Shana as well as Cover Ups@ Ginglik,Pandemic pictures Director C-Boogie on Flute and Ken McCluskey (of Scottish Folk group McCluskey Brothers & ex Bluebells front man) on wooden whistles.The Apple Juice Kid, since that previous release, has went on to play drums for Timbaland,The Jungle Brothers,Camp Lo,Yahzarah,Foreign Exchange and Little Brother and has even remixed Miles Davis,Louis Armstrong etc
So look out for a re-release of 'Inside The Pyramids' on Drop Zone Records.