Mix 09. – “Crescent City Brass” by Carl Finn
Inspired by the Carl’s love for all things from NOLA, Crescent City Brass shows off some of his dance floor picks as well as a mixture of personal favourites. Over to him:
“At the start of the mix I picked some dance floor tunes; that whip crowds into a brass 2 step skank frenz , air horns fingers and marching band drum action and all…
It truly is music that people get into and lends itself to any musical style. There is a little mixture of styles of brass, including the great Hackney Colliery band, who we had the pleasure of welcoming to a previous Soul Food Soundsystem gig. Kermit Ruffins, a walking, singing and brass trumpeting legend from NOLA who has so much influence in our play list at The Church.
The Original Pin Stripe Band , i am not too sure how i lived without. Walking through a market in New Orleans, I heard this up beat bashing and high tempo brass echoing around, getting closer to the music people where dancing, jumping on the spot and singing along with “when you hear the beat…coming down the street” as I got closer and closer, it was just a little market stall blasting out the music on a tiny stereo – incredible! I thought to myself if this is what the CD sounds like – imagine them live! $10 later I walked away with a true gem of an album, you will know what I mean when you hear it.
I hope you enjoy, see you on the dance floor.
One Love, One Jamba”