Milez Benjiman - Chop That Wood
Milez Benjiman - Chop That Wood
(single) Tru Thoughts TRU151, 2008-03-03
A1. Chop That Wood
A2. Chop That Wood (Instrumental)
A3. Chop That Wood (A Capella)
B1. Feel Glorious
B2. Feel Glorious (Instrumental)
B3. Feel Glorious (A Capella)
Press Release :
The three charismatic individuals who make up Milez Benjiman - Gerd, Delgui & Colonel Red - came together and set straight to work on their aim of bringing the grind & excitement of true soul music at its best to the people.
In the Dutch trio's own words - "Milez Benjiman is a sonik sounding stomp of cyborg funk! Fused with glorifying melody touched with conscious lyrical power & sent to hook you from root 2 roof-top…totally leaving you wanting more!" A single released on Ubiquity (USA) last year has already helped them gain lots of fans and "Chop That Wood" is Milez Benjiman's brilliant single before a worldwide release of their debut album on Tru Thoughts.
True to their words, "Chop That Wood" stomps along with a funky ol' swagger and the band drop a real party vibe, with banging music and beats. The message that underpins the lyrics is that we all have to work towards a better day and make a better way, the wood symbolising the creative energy that keeps us keepin' on and taking it higher.
With music built on masterful beats and sophisticated production, Milez Benjiman make fine use of influences from hip hop and spoken word to electronica, via soul and R'n'B, in the process conjuring up a sound that is uplifting, and all their own.
The B side is the upbeat track "Feel Glorious" with an optimistic hip hop-funk vibe, and a hint of gospel. That cheeky electronica starts bubbling up through the layers about halfway in. This track also pinpoints what sophisticated craftsmanship Milez Benjiman have nailed down, and delves into the idea that music is the answer for them and so many others, to "feel glorious" in this sometimes soul-tiring business of being a modern day earthling.
This release also boasts a cappella and instrumental versions of both "Chop That Wood" and "Feel Glorious".
Milez Benjiman have an uncanny ability to wear their diverse and classy influences pretty much on their sleeves, whilst sounding absolutely unique and what's more... in a league of their own. The charisma and passion of all three band members is palpable all the way and this infectious energy will have you flipping their record straight over and playing it again.
In their own words…
Milez Benjiman is a sonic sounding stomp of cyborg funk! fused with glorifying melody touched with conscious lyrical power & sent to hook you from root 2 roof-top. MB explores… beats/rhythms and song-poetry… that tell stories of a social & physycosomusical nature & with a serious overtone of heavy slide-style dubsta vibez! Still Milez Benjiman oozes sexual & sensual refrain,… totally leaving you wanting more!
Milez Benjiman comprises of three members Gerd, Delgui & Colonel Red, all charismatic individuals who combine their writing & production talents to bring their experience & a wholehearted desire to create uplifting floor banging music on 1 hand! Then on the other,... they concoct a sultry evocative atmosphere that never fails to reach a true soulful climax..
The band met in 2004 & went 2 work immediately 2 develop their amazing debut album "feel glorious". An album reminiscent of the old parliament/bootsy electric crunch-funk sound. But with an air of ethnentricity… bringing a concrete, yet spiritual feel! Feel Glorious also emanates a roar sexy-dance energy with its mid tempo winding grooves that bang hard n deep! raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarse!!!
The aim is simple: 2 bring the grind & excitement of true soul music at its best to the people…!