Leon Michels grywał z Laną Del Rey i Adele, robił motywy dla Jaya Z i Travisa Scotta, ale najlepiej sprawia się w instrumentalno-funkowych, numerach na swój zespoł, tak jak tutaj. Wciąż b. funkcjonalne!
Leon Michels's El Michels Affair band spearheaded and instrumental funk movement when it emerged 15 year ago and now their famous cinematic soul sound gives rise to another gorgeous album of golden sounds on Big Crown. Swirling moods and romantic vibes, plaintive piano playing and sombre horns all add to a rich tapestry of sound that ebbs and flows through moments of passion, lust and love. Form the more densely orchestrated "Rubix" and "Villa" via "Life of Pablo", which features a debut from Leon's son, there's subtle narrative tot he album which keeps you locked through harder drum grooves on "Hipps" and sophisticated soothers like "Kill the Lights."