A debut single that is a monster and masterful mix of Afro‐funk meets Balkan brass, and with a dash of hip‐hop simmering in the flow. The a‐side Monmouth is a driving original with razor sharp horns and a rumbling sousaphone bassline, while the flipside is an instrumental brass‐infused cover of Dr. Dre’s Next Episode. Guaranteed to get bodies moving and to get dancefloors sweaty, consider this 45 to be fresh ammunition for your record box.
Release date: April 20/2015
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Breakdown Brass aren’t from New Orleans, and they don’t play New Orleans music. Dirty Funk, Classic Hiphop, Afro-Balkan vibes and pure energy make them “distinctly Brooklyn’s own” (John Schaefer, WNYC). Breakdown Brass is comprised of young veterans of Brooklyn’s soul and funk scene — its members tour and record with Antibalas, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Monophonics, Ikebe Shakedown, Slavic Soul Party