The title of the new album refers to the glorious, rare moment in a New Orleans parade when the band stops to take a break but keeps noodling with their instruments for the crowd. Vibing, keeping the energy up, when they’re completely in the moment they sync up and the magic happens – a new tune is created: On The Spot. Buzzing with the spontaneous synchronicity which has fuelled their development from the streets of their hometown to the forefront of the global scene over two decades, their fifth LP sees Hot 8 committing this live sound and spirit to record like never before – note the exclamation captured on tape at end of the title track: “Did we just make that up?!”
“Can't Nobody Get Down”, out 27th May, is the new EP from New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band, coinciding with an extensive and largely sold-out UK and Ireland tour (their second visit in six months, in celebration of their recent 20th Anniversary). This EP sees the Grammy-nominated band unleashing two brand new tunes alongside a live favourite and two new remixes of their iconic Sexual Healing cover, including one by popular reggae/dub producer Wrongtom. The EP’s title track is an original tune that has been tearing up the streets and clubs of New Orleans; freshly recorded, this punchy Hot 8 future classic celebrates their fine tradition of getting down better than anyone else, and is sure to raise roofs on the upcoming tour.
On 11th December, Tru Thoughts release the first ever set of official remixes for Hot 8 Brass Band’s iconic “Sexual Healing” cover. This stone-cold classic - originally released on vinyl on the back of a club play (in a Quantic DJ set) that sparked an unprecedented round of applause on the dancefloor - has been a fixture in radio, club and festival sets for a decade and only continues to grow in popularity.
The track ''Papa Was A Rolling Stone'' is the instant grat on this release and you will recieve this immediately after pre-ordering the album.
New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band toast their 20th Anniversary in typical roof-raising style, announcing a series of releases and live dates (listed below) to celebrate this significant and incredibly hard-won milestone. Kicking off proceedings on 9th October, with the first new recorded music from the band since 2013, is the “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”/“We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City” single, two weeks ahead of the ‘Vicennial – 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band’ album. The essential LP is packed with newly re-recorded versions of classic Hot 8 material, as well as brand new tunes, and sees Hot 8 on the form of their lives.
For more than a century, the signature sound of New Orleans has been the brass band — at once a source of celebration, collective expression, and community pride. On February 10, Smithsonian Folkways will releaseNew Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City, bringing together for the first time in one recording three musical generations that represent three dominant styles of brass bands.
‘Tombstone’ is Hot 8 Brass Band’s third LP. The second instalment in a two-album set, it closely follows sister album ‘The Life & Times Of…’ (Nov 2012), which gained four and five star reviewsincluding The Observer, MOJO, Metro, Songlines and The Big Issue, and widespread major UK and international radio support.
Hot 8 Brass Band’s second album, ‘The Life And Times Of… The Hot 8 Brass Band’, is out 12th November on Tru Thoughts, announcing the emphatic return of New Orleans’ premier purveyors of roof raising, jazz infused, funk and hip hop fuelled marching band music, straight from the heart and fresh from the second line parades.
The new double A-side digital single “Ghost Town” / “Let Me Do My Thing” is out 8th October on Tru Thoughts, announcing the emphatic return of New Orleans’ premier purveyors of roof-raising,jazz-infused, hip hop-fired marching band music, straight from the heart and fresh from the second line parades.
After wooing fans with the raucous charm of their debut album ‘Rock With The Hot 8’ (featuring that “Sexual Healing” cover) and the raw party energy of their live shows, Hot 8 Brass Band are back in town.
It’s been a busy old year – they completed a sell-out UK and European tour in February, appearing on The Culture Show (BBC 2); laying down a couple of tracks for the new Basement Jaxx album; and recording live sessions for BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music while they were over here.
The first release from Tru Thoughts first US signing, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Sexual Healing is finally here!
We have been inundated with thousands of requests for this track since the whisper of its release was first uttered from our A&R man Robert Luis Sexual Healing was first released on a small New Orleans label before the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina pushed it underground, almost lost, until its resurgence into the music scene through Quantic s DJ sets.