The Shaolin Afronauts
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.
Mr Jason, Breakthru Radio - NYC
Tom Strauch, Switchstance Recordings
Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45s / Echoes
DJ Life Fabrik
Dobo Marzov, The
David Bassin, FreeFall/KUSF
Velanche, KCPR/Velanche's Playtime
Phil Levene, Eclectic Jazz
Aja, Ketch A Vibe
Danny McDonald, Groovement