Photographer: François Busson.
The Groove Sessions, Vol. 1 surveys the 2004-2007 output of Chinese Man, a trio of producers whose sound is rooted in hip-hop -- with boisterous breakbeats as the foundation -- while pulling from several styles, including reggae, Latin, Indian, and African music. The material ranges from rapid, barreling tracks ("Bunni Groove") to soundtracks for an imaginary pornographic film ("You Suck Me"). ~ Andy Kellman