On 1st June 2014, the mighty mighty Hot 8 Brass Band will be coming to Nottingham as part of their UK tour and Truth & Lies are mighty mighty pleased to be their DJ support!
These guys are the real deal, a walking, talking Second Line New Orleans based brass band blending hip hop, jazz and funk styles into their own raucous party. We have been shouting about these guys since their first release in the UK (on Tru Thoughts) in 2008, an eight and a half minute sex, power and brass version of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’. The first day I heard this in the shop (Selectadisc btw), I bought two copies and then must have played it out at least six times at the various gigs I had that night! I recall turning up to a free party in the countryside that same night at about 1am, the music was mainly house music and the crowd were loving it...however, when it came to my turn to spin some records, I let the last tune fade away...left a dramatic pause...and then I dropped the Hot 8.. BOOM! Crowd went batshit, sang along and danced to the end and then made me play it again. Never left my bag since. Glad I bought two copies!
So obviously we’re pretty damn pleased that we’re going to be stirring up the crowd for this lot :)