Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are one of a kind. Graced with soul, funk, and spirituality these guys have captivated audiences worldwide. Their music is a combination of all genres. With the undeniable drive of hip-hop, the freedom of rock and the melodic thread of R&B these guys are nothing short of unique.
All band members are the sons of legendary Sun Ra trumpeter Phil Cohran. The group began performing together as children (some as early as 3 years old). In 1999 they formed what is now known as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and have performed or collaborated with some of the greatest musical stars of the last two decades. From Mos Def to Maxwell, Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah to UK superstar Damon Alburn, Erykah Badu to Fela Kuti’s drummer Tony Allen. If you don’t know these guys you’re missing out.
During one of their many stays in Dublin with ChoiceCuts, Hypnotic decided to shack up in a studio located high in the Dublin mountains to rehearse for a week and write new material. Hypnotic and ChoiceCuts had a bit of down time in between these sessions and with plenty of Guinness and Jameson in tow chose to rework some of their favourite records from other artists that have influenced them both.
Hypnotic know their fans. They also know their fans know real music. The Heritage EP released by ChoiceCuts with Hypnotic is a nod to that fact, a sprinkling of the Hypnotic dust over some of the tunes that influenced the band and their musical direction over the course of their lives.