In their quest to hypnotize the planet, HBE have become world travelers. Performing extensively on 6 out of the 7 continents, this record is meant to bring the audience in on their international adventures as a band & family. With “Baggage Claim”, “Exchange Rate,” “Favella Funk” (dedication to Brazil) and “Saikou Shibuya Nights” (ode to nightlife in Tokyo) the band paints a picture of a group traversing the globe purveying their signature style and culture. The musical style of this record is grounded in the same full-on live brass sound fans have come to love with added instrumental and vocal accompaniments, including songs that range from classic hiphop to contemporary jazz, soul, and Brazilian maracatu.
“A huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra with the urgency of hiphop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus” (Fader)