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Get Familiar – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

We all have music for different occasions. Beyoncé for before the club (I know I’m not alone!!), Coltrane on easy Sundays, and for me—Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in the mornings.

Comprised of eight brothers, all sons of legendary SunRa trumpeter Phil Cohran, Hypnotic has been putting it down in their native Chicago for some years before collaborating with Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz and more. Peep the vid after the jump for a look into their latest release, Heritage (Choice Cuts), which is a cover of the songs that influenced them from the likes of Outkast, Fela Kuti and others. Their take on Outkast’s “Spottieottiedopalicious” is a great introduction.

Get familiar!

Spottie – Heritage EP Exclusive Download by ChoiceCuts

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Last 5 posts by Shannon Washington

  • Love them! First saw them playing on the street years ago, have since seen them play at a show and bought two CD sinces. Great music.