Monday, April 24, 2017

Renegade Brass Band

The Renegade Brass Band is a group originally from the United Kingdom who put a new twist on the traditional brass band. The group features 8 horns including, trumpets, trombones, saxophone, tuba, two percussionists, a scratch DJ, and a rapper. They plays music the combines aspects from a variety of genres including, rap, hiphop, EDM, funk, latin, and jazz.

They have mainly been playing shows in Europe and have opened for artists such as Busta Rhymes, Grandmaster Flash, De La Soul, among others. RBB released 3 albums including Totems, RBB: Rhymes Beats & Brass, RBB: Rhymes Beats & Brass (Remixed).
RBB has a unique sound, and I think they effectively feature all the different sections of the band, which could be difficult with such a large ensemble. I also really enjoy the use of the scratch DJ. In EDM, many DJ's don't know how to scratch or choose not to, so it's fun to hear. Here's one of their tracks, Folding Money.

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