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Rock With The Hot 8

The Hot 8 Brass Band

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  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   What’s My Name? [Rock With The Hot 8] The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  2   It’s Real The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  3   Fly Away The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  4   I Got You The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  5   Sexual Healing The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  6   Listen To Me The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  7   We Are One The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  8   Skeet Skeet The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  9   Rastafunk The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  10   E Flat Blues The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  11   Skit #1 The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  12   Love Don’t Live Here The Hot 8 Brass Band  
  13   Get Up The Hot 8 Brass Band  

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The first US signing to Tru Thoughts is the authentic Hot 8 Brass Band, the real deal, walking the streets of New Orleans & playing their tunes. They are seriously something special!!!
The ten members of the Hot 8 Brass Band are all from New Orleans & formed in ’95. They have an unmistakable jazz spirit & a significant story to their work. They recently appeared in Spike Lee’s poignant documentary ‘When the Levees Broke’ {‘06}. The film captures the anger & despair surrounding one of the most horrific natural disasters in US history.
Hurricane Katrina in ‘05 broke a lot of boundaries between generations & class divides. This is apparent in the sound of The Hot 8, who bring elements of modern, traditional & urban music together & create a unique new class of brass music.
The band embodies the hip hop culture & energy in the New Orleans music scene. For example, they are involved in local second-line parades – these are music battles or face offs with local jazz bands on the streets. Brass bands fight it out for the largest crowd listening to their music & the one with the most feet moving at the end wins.
The Hot 8 are also part of anti violence campaigns & use their vibrant, energetic music to project this message.
Tragically four members of The Hot 8 have died during their time together – two because of violent acts on the streets of New Orleans. The Hot 8 Brass Band’s struggle has fuelled their passion & they have formed a deeply relevant musical style. This is credible music for so many reasons.
Lead single ‘Sexual Healing’ is one of the most eagerly awaited singles of Tru Thoughts’ existence!
This energetic big brass version of the Marvin Gaye classic was previously released on a small label in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. After the hurricane the label never fully recovered & the track was pushed underground until it was brought to the attention of Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis when Quantic started dropping it in his DJ sets.
People have been swapping CDRs & MP3s to get hold of the track ever since & it has received a remarkable response, with even DJs like Gilles Peterson & Coldcut getting in touch with Tru Thoughts eager to get hold of their own copy.

Product Details

Artist: The Hot 8 Brass Band
Album: Rock With The Hot 8
Cat #: trucd141
Date: 06/11/2007
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Tru Thoughts
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Dance , Pop
Normally: $34.95
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