Artists respecting each other’s work is an on-going cycle of real recognize real. Catch our weekly posts of new wrinkles added to original masterpieces. Today, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble covers “Spottieottiedopalicious” by OutKast.
Never has a cover ever made so much sense than right now. One of the forever standing truths about Outkast is their love for all things southern and their repeated use of brass band/college marching band sounds in their beats. Coming from the land of HBCUs, college sports pandemonium and true homecoming tradition, the brass band is a powerful symbol of southern rituals. So Hypnotic Brass Ensemble playing one of Outkast's most classic songs true to the form is almost like an ode to the group. If you've never heard of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble feel free to plan a trip to NYC and watch them play, well, anywhere. The brothers, all sons of Chicago jazz legend Philip Cochran, released their Heritage EP which features covers from all sorts of greats like their flip of Fela Kuti's "Water Get No Enemy." This may be the most fitting one yet.
Listen to snippets of their Heritage EP here which is out now.