dance music with horns
February 9, 2016 2:58 PM   Subscribe

Please tell me your favorite dance music that features trumpet or other brass. Bonus points for music that makes you happy and want to dance all the time.
posted by ocherdraco to Media & Arts (48 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
 
In The Mood.
posted by WesterbergHigh at 3:02 PM on February 9, 2016


Swing Music.

Count Bassie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke. That's the stuff.

If Gene Krupa or Buddy Rick did skins for it, that's the stuff you want!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 3:08 PM on February 9, 2016


Trombone Shorty!
posted by PorcineWithMe at 3:11 PM on February 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Goran Bregović
posted by eotvos at 3:12 PM on February 9, 2016


Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, "Stranger to My Happiness." Get up and dance.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:18 PM on February 9, 2016


Bronski Beat - Why?
posted by The Card Cheat at 3:20 PM on February 9, 2016


"In the Mood" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail"

Sing sing sing (they're doing lindyhop but it's a great quickstep)
posted by anonymisc at 3:21 PM on February 9, 2016


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The March Fourth Marching Band
posted by TheCoug at 3:23 PM on February 9, 2016


MIA's "Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcN1i6Qcjxg&index=2&list=RDHBECisSkAu4
posted by shortyJBot at 3:26 PM on February 9, 2016


Sorry, I should have been more specific. I'm looking for dance music that one might hear in clubs or on the radio today. Not things like In the Mood, as lovely as it is.
posted by ocherdraco at 3:26 PM on February 9, 2016




(To clarify, the music doesn't have to be current, just conceivable for a DJ to throw on in between current tracks.)
posted by ocherdraco at 3:40 PM on February 9, 2016


Stonkle: very interested.
posted by ocherdraco at 3:40 PM on February 9, 2016


Too Many Zooz does a kind of Afro-Balkan-dubstep. In the subway. Also a TED talks performance.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 3:41 PM on February 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


Seconding Trombone Shorty! "Do to Me" might suit.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:41 PM on February 9, 2016


Haha Ok. Most of the artists I posted above have more great songs with horns.

Candi Staton - Old Man's Sweetheart
Father's Angels - Bok to Bach
Edwin Starr- 25 Miles
Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules Theme
Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied
Sapphires - Slow Fizz
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Ohio Players
Toots and the Maytals
Fela Kuti

And because I can't resist: Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
posted by Stonkle at 4:04 PM on February 9, 2016




Everything by Too Many Zooz. Seriously, everything. They have two EPs on iTunes.
posted by BlahLaLa at 4:31 PM on February 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Came in here with one thing in mind - Too Many Zooz. Beaten to it twice already. I love the Green.
posted by Chairboy at 4:34 PM on February 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


"I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. (If you can catch them in concert, do! So much fun!)
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:34 PM on February 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


BRUNO MARS
posted by St. Peepsburg at 4:34 PM on February 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Jamaica Funk by Tom Browne
posted by fuse theorem at 4:46 PM on February 9, 2016


A lot of the glitch-hop I've been spinning lately features horns, and those -are- the current tracks. Seems to work well for getting people to dance. Here's the set I played on Friday night, starting with a fun little tune called "Donald Trumpet" which was released all of two weeks ago:

Doomtruck - February 5th 2016
posted by Mars Saxman at 5:33 PM on February 9, 2016


Rubblebucket!! Especially their earlier albums.
posted by Grandysaur at 5:59 PM on February 9, 2016


OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)
Jason Derulo - Trumpets
Ariana Grande - Problem

(I listened to a lot of pop in 2014)
posted by telegraph at 6:01 PM on February 9, 2016


If you want something kind off different, try Bulgarian wedding bands. Ivo Papasov is awesome, Zlatne Uste is very brass and wonderful.
posted by theora55 at 6:14 PM on February 9, 2016 [5 favorites]


No Reply At All
posted by Mchelly at 7:09 PM on February 9, 2016


Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
posted by rhizome at 8:05 PM on February 9, 2016


flt's epic Nortec post may have suffered some link rot, but the sounds has great use of horns. F'rinstance: Polaris by Bostich - YouTube
posted by scruss at 8:10 PM on February 9, 2016


The Skatalites

Kocani Orkestra are a Balkan Brass band
posted by bertran at 8:12 PM on February 9, 2016


Kings Go Forth - I Don't Love You No More
Betty Wright - Shoorah! Shoorah!
Tony Alvon & The Belairs - Sexy Coffee Pot
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Lucretia Macevil!
JB's - The Grunt
posted by miles per flower at 9:17 PM on February 9, 2016


Electroswing is very brass heavy, and, to me, it's some of the happiest and most danceable music.

Caravan Palace is probably my favorite band in the genre, and this remix of Jamie Berry's "Delight" is what introduced me to and got me hooked on the genre (the original version of "Delight"). Browsing through iTunes, a few other groups that stand out: AlgoRythmiK, Parov Stelar, and Dutty Moonshine. For a lot of horns, there's an electroswing remix of "When the Saints Go Marching In".
posted by Maladroid at 10:21 PM on February 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Moon Hooch is 75% brass and it's amazing.
posted by clearlydemon at 11:12 PM on February 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:18 AM on February 10, 2016




!!! Intensify
posted by josher71 at 4:54 AM on February 10, 2016






(Just want to say that my "best answers" are a bit random as well as incomplete, because I haven't yet been able to listen to everything. Keep em coming!)
posted by ocherdraco at 6:48 AM on February 10, 2016


If you like Too Many Zooz, you'll probably also like Mahala Rai Banda. We were lucky enough to see them in an improvised street parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, during an annual Balkan gypsy music festival. People eating dinner outside along the river got up to dance, leaving their food and wine on the tables.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 7:07 AM on February 10, 2016


Desperately trying to remember all the ska-punk I loved in my teens...
Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
posted by corvine at 7:25 AM on February 10, 2016


Go-go is this:

Bustin' Loose - Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
Etc.
posted by OmieWise at 11:14 AM on February 10, 2016


Monica De Luxe
posted by forallmankind at 11:49 AM on February 11, 2016


The Haggis Horns have a lot of good stuff. This is their latest
Return of the Haggis
x'ing Uptown Funk and The Bamboo's
Gonna be checking out a lot of the stuff here!
posted by drinkmaildave at 2:25 PM on February 11, 2016




Speaking of Holy Ghosts
posted by rhizome at 6:55 PM on February 13, 2016


Menahan Street Band
posted by brappi at 8:17 PM on February 14, 2016


I've been listening to lots of Postmodern Jukebox today, and it totally scratches this itch.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:03 PM on March 7, 2016


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