I have seen the Hypnotic brass ensemble close up at a cracking gig in Brighton a year or so ago.
Electric is the word i can find to best describe their set. For anyone who hasn't had the pleasure yet, i seriously recommend doing what you can to purchase a ticket.
Consisting of 8 brothers, all fathered by one Philip Cohran, jazz musician and trumpeter for Sun Ra Arkestra.
All brothers were tutored in the musical arts whilst growing up, and have come together to form one of the heaviest sounding brass bands you are likely to hear.
They perform at two events in London in Nov;
1/ This is just a monster line up. Billed as 'Another Honest Jon's chop up' (chop up being the African slang for festival). The line up includes Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Shangaan Electro, Theo Parrish
Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest and Cheick Tidiane Seck. Unmissable!
1/ On Friday we have the pleasure of hosting Mr Simon Lee from Faze Action. Having seen Mr Lee play a number of times i can honestly say that it is a show i'm very much looking forward to.
In keeping with the Mile wide smile club ethic, Simon plays music from across the board and aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
3 months since i last charted. 3 Months!! Well, where the f*ck have i been?!
To be honest, playing and enjoying myself. Varying festivals, holidays, moving house (incidentally, that does not qualify as playing and enjoying myself ). Nevertheless, i've been a busy boy.
I won't bother giving you the schpeel on each specific monthly chart, i will be here forever.
There have been a ton of amazing records this Summer. Take a look and do some research, absolute essentials are in abundance.
1/ Move D - Workshop 13 -WORKSHOP13 12”
2/ John Tejada - Parabolas LP - Kompakt LP
3/ Quantic & His Combo Barbaro, Caliventura - Remix EP - Featuring mixes from Daedelus, Cut Chemist & J-Boogie - Tru thoughts 12”
4/ Motor city drum ensemble – Dj kicks – K7 records CD
5/ Seiji - No Other / Easy – Seiji 12”
6/ Moxa Vol.1 - Follow The X Larry Heard / Moodymann / Osunlade - Rebirth 12”
7/ Girl unit - Wut (Claude Vonstroke Remix) – Night slugs 12”
8/ Nicolas Jaar - Nico’s bluewave edits – Wolf + Lamb black
9/ Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album – Brainfeeder LP
10/ Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost / Codex / Little By Little Remixes (Illum Sphere / Shed / Thriller) – Ticker tape ltd 12”
So, Oct is on us and the last remnants of the Summer have been rinsed. Quite a remarkable couple weeks of weather have left me confused as to which season i'm living in.
However, two things are certain in Oct; 1/ The weather is certain to take a change for the worse, leaving me in no doubt of which season i'm living in. 2/ Brighton is bustling and the club night calender is bursting at the seams.
Just take a look along the right hand side of this blog and you will see what i mean, the list of quality nights out is a long one.
For this week, along with SBTRKT on Wed, this is the stand out night for Mile wide smile club;