It has been a long minute since I last posted, but the sun is out, the warming temperatures, got me inspired to post. The Hot 8 Brass Band, out of New Orleans, dropped a new album On The Spot and it has some real heat. The group creates some magic combining Funk, Big Easy Jazz, and some Hip-Hop. If you are a sucker for the horns like me, this album is going to be your summer BBQ soundtrack. Go Cop this album!
Let’s have May 5th arrive as fast as possible, the ultra talented Maryland producer Oddisee will drop his new album The Good Fight. Oddisee is one of the best producer emcees out there, I think he is mostly accredited for his smooth productions but his fluid rapid fire delivery needs to be recognized. I remember first hearing Oddisee on Dj Jazzy Jeff’s Magnificent album in 2002 and wanting to hear more. While we wait for May 5th, Oddisee just dropped the first single That’s Love off the new album. The single may be more uptempo than what you are used to hearing from Oddisee but funky arrangement with the horns will get you head nodding for sure. Can’t wait for the album to drop!
There is something special hearing a bangin horns section while watching monochromatic cinema. Myron & E’s new visuals for their single If I Gave You My Love shows the risks of love. I love the scenes of couples dancing, it really brings out that we are social beings and the joy that comes with that comfort. Myron & E will be dropping their debut album Broadway on the Stones Throw imprint this summer. You can download the song here