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"Pulse of the Planet"

August 16th, 2007
Slim Williams - (Independent)

Pulse of the Planet
Bugs Burnett

Former Tchukon frontman Slim Williams is back with a crack band and a terrific album of funky R'n'B', notably his fine cover of the Stephen Stills classic Love the One You're With. The best track by far, though, is also the best song to come out of this city this year, and would be a surefire million-seller if Justin Timberlake got his hands on it: the silky smooth, Marvin Gaye-style sex-you-up romp I Want You to Myself, with former Ohio Players frontman Dutch Robinson delivering exquisite falsetto back-up vocals. - Hour


1. Victorious
2. I Want You to Myself
3. The Pulse of the Planet



An avid spiritual curiosity, coupled with a sympathetic embrace of other cultures and other people,
has led musician Warren “Slim” Williams to work across musical genres and with a multitude of
collaborators. Indeed, over the years, he has shared the stage with artists as diverse as the Neville
Brothers, Joe Cocker, Oscar Peterson and Smokey Robinson.

Slim’s musical career began at the age of nine, when he began to play the organ in his father’s
Baptist church in North Carolina. His move to Detroit at eighteen marked the continuation of his
professional career. And what a career it was: The Spinners, The Drifters and The Temptations
were among the great acts he worked with.

A series of unforeseen circumstances and chance encounters brought him to Quebec, initially to
record an album in the Laurentians with his then band Tchukon. As keyboardist and lead vocalist
with Tchukon, Slim was instrumental in the band’s success and eventual rise to international
prominence after it won the Star Search TV Talent Contest in 1986.

He was musical director for a number of important projects, including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic
Games television special Salute to the Athletes, the World Basketball Championship in Toronto
and several galas at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. These accomplishments culminated in a
Gemini award for both Oscar Peterson and Slim Williams for best original musical score for the
Oscar Peterson biopic, In the Key of Oscar. More recently, he has become a driving force in the
Montreal music community, collaborating with many major artists. He also did the conception of the original soundtrack for the film Next Floor, which has earned the Grand Prix Canal+ for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival and which will be shown at the TIFF 2008. Slim Williams was awarded the prize for English Revelation of the Year at the 2008 SOBA Awards Gala.

A pioneer of music technology, he was able, at an early stage, to harness all the expressive
potential and expanded creative options of new compositional tools. Slim is currently at work in the
studio, where his complex rhythms, melodic bass lines and lush orchestrations come together in
passionate and soulful songs. Slim describes this sound as sophistafunk - where refined,
jazz-tinged arrangements meet the driving beats of funk.