Chicago Afrobeat Project / Off The Grid
Album: Off The Grid   Collection:General
Artist:Chicago Afrobeat Project   Added:Mar 2009
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-05 Pull Date: 2009-06-07
Week Ending: Jun 7 May 31 May 10 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 13, 2010: Music Casserole
Media Man (Radio Edit)
4. Jun 05, 2009: Memory Select
(A Warm) Global Warning
2. Dec 19, 2009: Best Disorders of 2009
Media Man (Radio Edit)
5. May 27, 2009: Getting Over the Hump
Ich Fumbus Grossen
3. Jul 11, 2009: New World Disorder
(A Warm) Global Warning
6. May 09, 2009: New World Disorder
Media Man (Radio Edit)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-04-06
Chicago Afrobeat Project – Off the Grid
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/24/09
Solid Afro-jazz with bits of Highlife and funk and complex West African percussion. Sometimes it’s nice to hear real instruments played well, ya know?
All very good – track 4 (the only one with full vocals) is a standout.
1. 6:22 **downtempo, relaxed jazzy sway – quite cool, actually. Delicious horns. Ends in a big glitch very suddenly, then comes back fast and furious, with hyperspeed keyboard and bass. Cools out into a jazz guitar solo.
2. 4:21 **bass and horns intro, then uptempo romp with hints of Highlife, and lots of complex combinations of rhythms. Cool alto sax midway through.
3. 4:54 **high speed jazz with hints of Highlife, horn section and sax solo. Last half minute is great.
4. 4:53 ***downtempo and relaxed groove, swingy and totally boss, baby, like, yeah! Groovy female vocals, harmonies. So easy to listen to, you forget to notice how complex the rhythms are.
5. 6:49 **fun and funky complex uptempo percussion, glitchy snips of female vocals. fades to horns and echoes midway through, comes back with more of the vocals intact. Ends with fine hand drums.

Track Listing
1. (A Warm) Global Warning   3. Nobody Likes A Prima Donna
2. Ich Fumbus Grossen   4. Media Man (Radio Edit)
  5. Media Man (Backseat Bingo Remix)