Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Brass In Africa
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Brass In Africa
(limited edition 7") Handcuts BAD059, 2007-08-27

Tracklisting :
A1. Brass In Africa (original) | MP3 sample
B1. Brass In Africa (Bulljun remix) | MP3 sample

Info :
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a eight man brass ensemble from Chicago, of which 7 are the sons of Sun Ra Arkestra trumpeter Kelan Phil Cohran, the 8th member of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble might not be connected by blood but is definitely part of the family. The creation of Hypnotic in 1999 represented the sons return to their instruments after a time of quitting music in their teenage rebellion years.
The ensemble is four trumpeters, two trombonists, a drummer and a sousaphone player: Smoove (Trumpet), June Baji (Trumpet), Hudah (Trumpet), Jafar Baji (Trumpet), 360 (Drums), Elcid (Trombone), Clef (Trombone), L.T (Souxaphone).
This is a cover version of the famous Johnny Pate original "Shaft In Africa" which recently got sampled by Just Blaze for Jay-Z's "Show Me What You Got". Limited 7 inch - grab this quick!

Discography :
- "Brass In Africa" 7 inch (2007-08)
- "New York City Live" CDR (2007-07)
- "War/Mercury" 10 inch (2007-03)
- "Jupiter/Balicky" 10 inch (2006-12)
- "Hypnotic Green" CDR (2005??)
- "Hypnotic Orange" CDR (2004??)

Links :
Complete discography on Djouls.com

MP3 Downloads :
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE "War" Catchdubs remix feat Freeway, Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel
Mos Def Big Band w/ HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE "Funky Drummer (live at the Apollo)
Mos Def Big Band w/ HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE "Make It Funky (live at the Apollo)"

Videos :
"War" video here
HYPNOTIC NYTimes video here