Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble was formed by eight brothers from Chicago, IL.  What began as a household family group that has scheduled 6am rehearsals before school has become one of the most unique brass ensembles of the day.  The HBE has perfomed all over the United States and is recognized for its special combination of hip-hop, funk, jazz, and rock.  Their name, 'Hypnotic,' actually came from when they were performing on a platform of the L Train in Chicago.  A man watched them play and described their sound to be hypnotic.

Their song, "War," is a great example of how they combine their jazz roots with hop-hop.

The song has become popular enough that it was featured in rapper Childish Gambino's album, Royalty.

1 comment:

  1. These guys are great. Hard work always pays off :))