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ILM's 2005 collaborative mix project hoonja-doonja!

February 15, 2005

Hot 8 Brass Band, "Skeet Skeet"

To me, New Orleans often seems like another world. You can go to any other city in the country and they feel like variations on a theme, but then there's the one with Sunday second-lines, $2 Heinekens sold off of grocery carts, and them brass bands holding it all together. In NOLA, brass band music is hip-hop, it's party music, it's on the radio, it's for dancing, it is pop music. I can't think of another style of music that's so unique and so addictive yet has remained so confined within its geographical borders.

Hot 8 aren't the most well-known brass band, but they're quite possibly the best, especially the drummers. They have been together for 10 years and until a few weeks ago I'd been waiting for them to put a record out every day for nearly three years. Finally getting the cd out the back of Benny's truck behind some dumpsters was really how it had to go down.

'Skeet Skeet' is the single, so it's about half has long as a normal brass band cut and has no solos. Oh, and as for top 40 criteria, the "shorty" chant near the end is the g-rated version, good clean buck-jumping fun for the whole family.

   
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