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The Shaolin Afronauts - Ojo Abameta
12" Vinyl
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The Shaolin Afronauts

Ojo Abameta

Freestyle Records

Released: 30th June 2014 | 5 track afrobeat single

The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based inAdelaide. It is Ross's wide ranging musical tastes, impeccable production and instrumental skills that always result in music that is original, thought provoking, unexpected and quite beautiful.

2011's debut album 'Flight Of The Ancients' was a critical and commercial success story. The follow up 'Quest Under Capricorn' further cemented the bands reputation for forging their own very particular sound - and now in 2014 - as the band prepare to tour Japan & Europe (including 2 prestigious shows at The Glastonbury Festival) Freestyle Records is proud to present the brand new 5 track single - Ojo Abameta, a percussive & frenetic number, built on a bed of amazing percussion and topped off with some deeply sweet ensemble horns, the end result is reminiscent of African hi life sounds, which acts as a curtain raiser for forthcoming album Follow The Path.

The single also contains two 100% exclusive tracks that do not appear on the album - All Who Pass By and Fe which are both prime examples of the totally original Shaolin Afronauts approach to their craft. This is deep, spiritually rooted music that locates the band almost in a genre of their very own.

"Wow! Possibly my favourite thing that they've put out so far. High energy, punchy, and perfect for raising your energy levels."
Mr Jason, Breakthru Radio - NYC
"Such a bomb release!! I love these cats since their first album and their modern take on Afrobeat is just amazing. Full club and radio support!"
Tom Strauch, Switchstance Recordings
"Love the feeling of All Who Pass By and the afrobeat flavour of Fe."
Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45s / Echoes
"The Shaolin Afronauts is the maybe the world's premier afro funk/jazz act. Their poly-rhythmic eloquence is in full array where guitars and horns interweave afrocentric jazz melodies and solos. 'All Who Pas By"
DJ Life Fabrik
"World music at it's best. Brilliant stuff."
Dobo Marzov, The
"This first half of this EP is smoking hot, followed by some pure lanquidity!"
David Bassin, FreeFall/KUSF
"Really great world beats. They do the biz!"
Velanche, KCPR/Velanche's Playtime
"KIck ass afro-funk to deep and spiritual - a great combination"
Phil Levene, Eclectic Jazz
"Glorious vibes!!!!!!"
Aja, Ketch A Vibe
"This is awesome! Spaced out, raw sound... All Who Pass By is killer. Thanks!"
Danny McDonald, Groovement