Chinese Man is a collective trip hop band from France, which was created in 2004. Their influences vary from hip-hop, electro, dub, funk, reggae and jazz.
They also created Chinese Man Records label that is based in Marseille, France.
We are looking forward to seeing them live in Thessaloniki on Friday 20th of April at Fix Factory of Sound. We are excited that they found some time to answer our LSD FAZE TIME questions which you can read below! Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Soundcloud & Instagram, so as to keep you up to date!
Our names are High ku, Mateo and Sly but you might know us as Chinese Man.
We were born in France and grew up in many different cities.
In our childhood our idols were The Goonies, because they were so cool!
We met in Aix en Provence. We decided to create an independent vinyl label and produce our first 12 inch. Since then we produce a lot of records and make a lot of gigs.
One of the best gigs we played was our last Paris Zenith. It was so much fun. We had a string quartet and a circus compagnie on the stage with us and It was sold out !!! One of the best gigs we have been to was Dizze Rascal in a UK festival. We loved his energy and all the crowd singing and dancing.
Now we live in Marseille with all the label team. We meet every day and work on new projects.
We sometimes argue when we have too much work, but then we just talk!
We enjoy eating and Party a lot. We can spend hours searching for old vinyls. One of our favorite places to visit is record shops, because we are crazy diggers. On weekdays we work and on weekends we usually work.
Our favorite songs at the moment are La puissance. Some films we watched lately and liked was The darkest hours. The last series we watched and loved was West world.
We are very inspired by Hong Kong movies. Our dream is to produce an ost for Tarantino. Our worst nightmare to sign with a major. We love independance and hate compromises.
We are addicted to Vinyls, we just cannot stop searching for new music.
We get totally fucked up, when we are on a tour. Local Suicide reminds us of nothing.
Tomorrow we gonna chill. Next month tour. Next year we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the label. In 10 years we hope we can retire.
If we weren’t Musicians, we would be Pom Pom girls.
If our lives were a Hollywood movie, it would be The 7 Samouraïs. If we were a car, we would be a 2 chevaux. If we were an animal, we would be a sloath. If we were a drug, we would be Marijuana.
If we were an invention, we would be a turntable. If we were an object, we would be a Record. If we could date ourselves, we would be married.
If we could play with anyone it would be Nina Simone. We would like to collaborate with Nina Simone.
If we had only one wish, it would be independent. We would never sign with a major, because ….
Our word of advice to the reader would be to laugh.