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Check Out The Brass Section On This Latest Release By 45th St Brass

45th St Brass is an eclectic music ensemble with a passion for making music that feels extremely sophisticated and avant-garde, yet very catchy and appealing.

Their recent release, Sea In The Sky, is a perfect example of their creative vision. The song embodies elements from genres as diverse as jazz, funk, fusion and even pop, going for a broad and appealing tone. The brass sections are incredibly eclectic, going from funky grooves to lush and atmospheric textures, which blends seamlessly with the stunning atmospheres.

Musically, this project makes me think of artists as diverse as Bjork, Kimbra or Tori Amos, but with stronger jazz influences. I really enjoy the broad-ranging tone of this track and the tasteful arrangement, which truly helps the song come to life in a stunning way.

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Santino Salvadore’s summer time jam ‘The Keyword is Money’

We all know a handful of people dedicated to aesthetic. It’s a pursuit of image and can mean a great deal of compromise in one’s personal life. You may find yourself unable to wear certain clothing or to enjoy certain activities. One of the most painful sacrifices can be missing out on genuinely good music. Imagine hearing what could be the song of your summer and reeling at the fact that it’s not quite dark enough or dirty enough for you to be seen listening to it. Santino Salvador has the perfect cure for this illness of self-limiting: The Keyword is Money.

This track sways  like summertime jam that finds you near a coast, possibly fresh out of the water and into the nearest, sleaziest bar available. It’s the perfect balance between relaxing in the sun and sinking into smoke. With a familiar take on classic reggae rhythms and an expressive brass section, the song takes on a life of its own inhabitable by anyone. Summer goth? Hardcore punk in need of a cooldown? Maybe a pop fan looking to take a walk into something unexpected. This song oozes guilty pleasure for a wide variety of people. Santino Salvador will undoubtedly show a knack for bringing people together via this sketchy, catchy tune.

-Paul Weyer

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