Hypnotic Brass Ensemble proudly present their new release titled “Bulletproof Brass,” a 6 song mini album showcasing this family band’s unrivaled musicianship and universal appeal.
Spring 2011 saw the group reform (like Voltron) in their native Chicago to record a selection of many new songs they have written over the past few years touring and recording. Mesmerizing melodies and pulsating rhythms that sound from another world are like a remedy or tonic to the listener in this digital age of over produced music. Bonafide, raw, and unadulterated; HBE’s music grips the listener and brings them on a trip to another world teaching the true value and meaning of music.
Bandleader Hudah explains:
“The EP ‘Bulletproof Brass‘ is part of the next mission for HBE. The stage in our quest for completely rescuing music from the hands of vultures and parasites. Our mission starts with us as “Starfighters,” wearing “Bulletproof Brass” armor. “Touching the Sky,” HBE began taking “Kryptonite” from the “Black Boy,” traveling the galaxy and cosmos, HBE crushed all fear of peace, with the most fierce battle being fought on “Pluto.” HBE is victorious, in becoming “World Champions,” in the war on music. In our opinion, we need to create new dialogue regarding how great the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are. By releasing singles, producing music for artists, creating relationships with our fans to develop our brand…”
HBE recently finished a successful European tour, selling out shows, backing up folks like De La Soul and being personally asked by Prince to perform alongside him for various shows throughout Europe. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have also been working with folks like Damon Albarn of Blur and The Gorillaz, Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, Tony Allen, Theo Parrish, and their father, legendary trumpet player for Sun-Ra, Phil Cohran.