On this exclusive video Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, teamed up with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola, who wrote an arrangement specifically for them of the song “Scrabble”. It is a song that influenced hip-hop producer J. Dilla. Hypnotic rehearsed with Miguel that afternoon and the sold out and enthusiastic crowd of music lovers that packed their way into the Echoplex for this special show and were not disappointed at the magic they witnessed. Exclusive music, top quality sound, stunning performance.
"We want brass! Give me some brass. I need that brass. Baby now give me that brass!" -Aloe Blacc
Mark de Clive-Lowe (composer, piano)
Chris Woods (violin)
Paul Cartwright (violin)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (music director, viola)
Peter Jacobson (cello)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Gabe Noel (bass)
Zach Harmon (drums)
Jose Gurria-Cardenas (percussion)
I illustrated and animated this over the past two months—it's still a bit rough around the edges (both intentionally and not), but enjoy.
And I can't thank Stones Throw Records enough for this opportunity. Not only do they release consistently excellent music, but without the motivation of this contest, I'd probably still be sitting on my lazy ass instead of having made this.
Design/Animation - James McMillan
Song - J Dilla's "Lightworks" (and a Percee P snippet, too.)