Following on from the likes of Youngblood, Hypnotic and Hot 8, Sheffield 12-piece Renegade Brass Band enter the fray with their blistering debut Radio Rebelde. Yeah, yeah, brass band, sounds like a day out in Southport, drinking tea and geriatric breath, but right from the Latin-infused open Barrio, Rebelde just makes you wanna dance, damn-it!
Centred around the highlight Junktion, each track on Rebelde brings in something new – aggressive rhymes, tight horns: it’s riotous, raucous and uninhibited. With 12 players going at the same time, the sound can become a little crowded at times – Vex’s words get a little lost. But, frankly, when you’re having this much fun, who cares?
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