I remember being hipped to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble after hearing them cover “What’s My Name” by Snoop Dog, which they dubbed “Rock With The Hot 8“.
The song was filled with spirit and soul only heard on the streets of New Orleans or in Chi Town.
I began to do my research and found these eight brothers from the southside of Chicago were also doing gigs with Mos Def, Tony Allen, Maxwell and Erykah Badu. “Spottie” is another perfect example of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble reworking a Hip Hop classic – Outkast’s “Spottieottiedopalicious”– with layers upon layers of horns.
Download that track, and another called “Starfighter”, here.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has a very special live appearance coming up on Feburary 23 at the Downtown Exchange in Los Angeles that you won’t want to miss. It will feature a rare appearance from their father – jazz musician and musicologist Phil Cohran – as well as Venice Dawn w/ William Hart of the Delfonics, Dj Spinna, Lefto and yours truly.
Drop us a comment below.
We’ll randomly select one to send you and a friend to see the show and stop by the merch table to pick up Lefto’s Universal Magnetic mix CD with T-Shirt and DJ Spinna’s Future Shock mix CD. Cool!
Drop your comment now, we’ll select a winner on Tuesday, Feb 14.
Don’t forget to leave your email address in the appropriate field, so we have a way to contact you!
Tickets can be purchased at www.artdontsleep.com. Full details below!
EVFA & ArtDontSleep present: Homage
Live Performances by: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble feat Phil Cohran
Opening Performance by: Venice Dawn feat William Hart (Delfonics)
Main Room DJs: DJ Spinna & Lefto
Lounge DJ’s: Anthony Valadez, Expo, Seano, Rani D.
Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070
25$ presale :: 30$ @ the door