Chinese Man – Bio - EN
The band made up of High Ku, SLY and Zé Mateo was started in 2005 at the behest of their grand master, the renowned and mysterious Chinese Man, founder and inseparable figurehead of the Chinese Man Records Label. Their music grew out of Hip-Hop, but far from staying stuck with its roots, the monk’s inspiration remains open to all musical winds. The breaks of the dragon chaser are multifarious : they take in dub, afro-beat, baile funk or
traditional musics...Two volumes of Groove Sessions (compilations of the label’s maxi EP’s), an invitation from a car brand to fill the TV screens with the track “I’ve got that Tune” and some hundred dates as DJ Set (High Ku & Zé Mateo - DJ Set 4 turntables)... was all it took to launch the adventure of the Chinese Man’s disciples !
But for the chinese man, his disciples needed to spread the Zen mind with live shows too : he sent them to scour the dance halls of France to tone up butts atrophied by prolonged abstinence from booty shake... the public showed up in force and the “The Groove Sessions Live” tour was aresounding success ! To celebrate these two fine years, Chinese Man decided to put together the best moments of the crew’s 2009-2010 tour onto a DVD. Since then, he has been watching it non-stop, snugly ensconced in his bamboo armchair with an opium pipe in his mouth...
Tireless warriors of sound, the first notes of their new album ‘Racing with the Sun’ will ring out in April 2011. With their mix of dusty Hip-Hop, Dub
and forgotten samples, their guests on this new opus include their faithful Californian MCs (Cyph4, Lush One, Plex Rock and Ex-i), a guild of Indonesian rappers (Heru, M2MX and Kill the DJ...) who distill their flows while the new recruit Taïwan MC is in sparkling form and General Elektriks tickles the ivories for the great delectation of the Chinese Man and his disciples ! For this year 2011, year of the Rabbit, High Ku, SLY and Zé Mateo will once again be taking to the road with a new live show where turntables, machines, videos and MCs do battle in a decor 100% made in China !