Chinese Man is a french hip-hop and electro collective, from Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. Formed in 2004, he draws his influences in rap first, but also in funk, dub, reggae or jazz. Chinese Man is composed of DJs Zé Mateo and High Ku, and beatmaker SLY. Beatmakers Leo the bug and Le Yan also gravitate around the group and participate in the composition of several pieces.
The collective label, Chinese Man Records, currently located in Marseille, produces and manages five composers and three DJs. He also collaborates with a large number of artists in France and the United States.
Chinese Man was formed in 2004 in Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The collective became popular thanks to the song I've Got That Tune, chosen by Mercedes-Benz for its promotional campaign and whose festival of the French film of Hong Kong made its theme. Chinese Man made his debut in 2005 with EP The Pandi Groove, released on their own record label, Chinese Man Records.
The collective publishes several other EPs before the release of its first album The Groove Sessions, October 8, 2007. It began to be recognized in 2008, and participates in particular at the Spring Festival of Bourges (discoveries hip-hop) and Solidays. In April 2008, SLY (producer of the Chinese Man trio and founding member of the label) releases a first solo EP (vinyl limited edition) experimental hip-hop with dub, folk or electro influences.