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Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing

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Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
(12") Tru Thoughts TRU140, 2007-10-01

Tracklisting :
A1. Sexual Healing (Full Version)
B1. It's Real
B2. Sexual Healing (Re-Edit)

Info :
I played the original version on last May. (Djouls)

"We've also signed the Hot 8 Brass Band now and Sexual Healing will finally be getting a full release. We will be putting out 500 limited vinyl promos worldwide in about 3 weeks (check Etch Shop, Fat City, If Music, Piccadilly Records, Juno) before a full release (12" and download) in October. We hope to get the album out in October too. If you've been playing the CDR or MP3 of the tracks please make sure you buy the official release as the Hot 8 really are a collective who deserve support." (Rob Luis on MySpace)

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Press Release :
This is one of the most eagerly awaited singles of the year. Tru Thoughts have been inundated with thousands of enquiries about this track and now we are thrilled to announce a release date. This energetic big brass version of the Marvin Gaye classic was previously released on a small label in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. After the hurricane the label never fully recovered and the track was pushed underground until it was brought to the attention of Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis when Quantic started dropping it in his DJ sets. People have been swapping CDRs and MP3s to get hold of the track ever since and it has received a remarkable response from DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Rob Da Bank and Coldcut getting in touch with Tru Thoughts eager to get hold of their own copy. The ten members of the Hot 8 Brass Band are all from New Orleans and formed in 1995, they have an unmistakable jazz spirit and a significant story to their work. They recently appeared in Spike Lee's poignant documentary 'When the Levees Broke' (2006). The film captures the anger and despair surrounding one of the most horrific natural disasters in US history. The band embodies the hip hop culture and energy in the New Orleans music scene for example, they are involved in local second-line parades. These are music battles or face offs with local jazz bands on the streets. Brass bands fight it out for the largest crowd listening to their music, the one with the most feet at the end wins. The Hot 8 are also part of anti violence campaigns and use their vibrant, energetic music to project this message. Tragically four members of The Hot 8 have died, two because of violent acts on the streets of New Orleans. The Hot 8 Brass Band's struggle has fuelled their passion and they have formed a deeply relevant musical style. This is a creditable track for so many reasons.


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