Having gained an army of loyal supporters and radio play from DJs as diverse as Huey Morgan, Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles over the last 18 months, brass juggernaut Hackney Colliery Band deliver the first taste of what to expect from their second album for Wah Wah 45s, due for release in early 2013.
HCB’s homage to rave pioneers The Prodigy has already become a hugely popular part of their live show, and is now set to destroy dance floors with a rollercoaster ride that takes in some of Keith and co’s finest works including the furious death jazz take of “Jericho”, the dubwise “Out Of Space” and club anthem “No Good”, all given that HCB twist.
The flipside is another original from the band with drummer Olly Blackman penning an afro-beat flavoured monster for the more discerning music lover that hints at more of what’s to come from the band’s second long-player.
“Like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, and I LOVE it! That’s how to do a medley matey!” Craig Charles, BBC 6Music (UK)
“Great track. I actually ended the show with ‘Owl Sanctuary’ as well. Just keep the hits coming!” John Kennedy, XFM (UK)
“I love these guys!” Huey Morgan, BBC 6Music (UK)
“Feel strange after listening to this one? Not know what way to turn? But somehow feeling totally engrossed with the horn blasts? What year is it? Are we in a very dark, very sweaty, disused empty airline carrier? Please remove that glow stick from in front of my face madam!
“Sick!” Stefan Rogall, Micatone, Sonar Kollektiv (Germany)
“Love the Hackney Colliery Band´s acoustic sound and really glad to support the music on the show from Ibiza.” Daniel, La Captura del Sonido (Ibiza)
“Raw, genuine and energetic! great and powerful sound i love it!” DJ Antonio Musco (USA)
“Version! Great work again from HCB!” Snorre Seim, Butti 49 (Norway)
“Damn these tracks are MASSIVE – roll on LP 2, I’m ready and waiting to hear . “Owl Sanctuary” will defo be on next week’s show.” Simon Harrison, Basic Soul (UK)
“Killer b-boy brass action!” Renegades of Jazz, WASS Records (Germany)
“This is gong to be another HCB permanent selection in the Funkdub box. Pure gold. Pure pure brassy gold.” 3DJ, Funkdub (UK)
“Thank you for this loveliness!! Owl Sanctuary will go in heavy rotation on my show The S.O.U.L. of Jazz on Jazz 91.9fm WCLK and www.wclk.com!! Keep up the great work!” Jamal Ahmad, WCLK (USA)
“Great news from the HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND, both tracks are fantastic! …The Prodigy in Urban Brass Format – wow!” Sven / Dr.Best (Germany)
“ Thank you for these gems! I’ll play them on the “45 RPM” radio show! Yeah!” DJ Soulmate (Bulgaria)
“Prodigy Medley is the ONE!” DJ James Glendinning (UK)
“There’s some serious blowing going on, incredibly good!!” Georgios Paroglou, It’s just music! (Greece)
“This is absolutely shit hot! The Prodigy Medley has been a massive hit in my sets… what a weapon!” Peter Moore, Fat Poppadaddys (UK)
“This is excellent…will defo play it out !!!” Markus Milz, Further In Fusion (Germany)
“Out there on their own, like it.” DJ Abbo (UK)
Radio play from Rob Da Bank, BBC Radio 1 (UK); Huey Morgan & Craig Charles, BBC 6Music (UK); John Kennedy, XFM (UK); Mathieu Schreyer, KCRW (USA); Higher Club, RBMA Radio (Spain); Jason Pulaski, Ubiquity, Kuci 88.9FM (USA); WCLK 99.1FM (USA) and many more.