Brass needn’t be restricted to marching bands or orchestras – just ask Brasstracks. Bringing brass into the modern day with their bright, electronic-tilted sound, the New York two-piece are pumping out some feel good music like it’s nobody’s business, culminating in their debut EP Good Love which came out today.
Upon first listen, it’d be easy to put Brasstracks in a similar bracket to Rudimental, yet their manipulation of beats and brass is so beautifully layered that they truly are a standout act. ‘Intro’ opens with all the dizzying qualities of a bottle of wine, but there’s no chance of falling asleep to this track as it bursts into a euphoric explosion for the final thirty seconds. Yet it’s a different story just a couple of songs later as Jay Prince delivers bars over some jazzy flavours in ‘Good Love’. Other collaborations on the EP are just as well-matched: ‘Get Your Way’ meshes Roses Gabor’s dusky vocals with dance rhythms, while Masego brings his soulful voice to the chilled, uplifting number that is ‘Melanin Man’.
Having produced for everyone from Chance the Rapper on his summer hit ‘No Problem’ to Anderson .Paak on his exceptional album Malibu which arrived earlier this year, Brasstracks are used to working behind the scenes with some of music’s finest names. Autumn sees them team with another big artist, Jack Garratt, but this time it’ll be in a centre stage capacity as they support him on tour in the USA during September and October. Good Love marks their move from shadows into the limelight – we can’t wait to see where they take us next.