Journey Through Time by The Shaolin Afronauts - Freestyle Records [FSR091] FLAC download included with physical items

Journey Through Time

A 2 track afrobeat single (11m 23s) — released February 28th 2011 on Freestyle Records

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. This debut 12 inch single combines all these elements, Journey Through Time having a hypnotic, spiritual feel, whilst the B side Kibo is totally exclusive to this 12 inch single, and is an upbeat positive groove, both tracks only hinting at the delights the forthcoming album Flight Of The Ancients (FSRCD/LP085) will contain.

Amazing afrobeat fusion release! Great sound and recording and definitely a great combination of heavy dancefloor rhythms and laid back grooves! Love it - Jazz & Milk Dusty

Killer Afro-Jazz with a nice psychedelic twist ...Could be right out of 70s Nigeria - DJ Richie Vegas

Exactly the sort of thing I want to hear. Jazz infused Afrobeat of the highest order. - Funk & Soul Hour (NYC) Mr Jason

WOW, if this is the single I can't wait for the album! - DJ Nelito

Move over Daptone, there's an afro-beat revolt goin' on Down Under! Digable, danceable, and delectable - a highly combustive combination - KDHX 88 1 FM Christopher Lawyer

Great combo of funk and afrobeat that has swagger and attitude; well done! - Urban Landscapes Show Velanche

Love this! Fantastic release! - First Word Recordings Aly Gillani

Afrobeat and Ethipia Golden 70's mixed with some contemporanous sound seems great! This "Journey Through Time" gives me a good feeling of what will be the forthcoming album. A good sonorous wedding of different styles. - Magia Negra Radio Show João Gaspar

Ok, I think this is the first time I've given 5 stars for a Freestyle Release and I would give it more if I could. These tunes just sit right with everything at the moment, some serious groove comin' from these cats. LOVE IT!!! I will be playing this for months if not years to come.... - Black & Blue Radio Show Paul Gamblin

Afrodizz to The Shaolin Afronauts, Freestyle = Afrobeat sorted - Paul 'Abbo' Abbott

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