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LowDown Breaks

by LowDown Brass Band

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Intro 00:37
2nd Line Hop 02:54
Grind It Out 04:36
Ghost Town 03:12
Ponder This 04:34
Live It UP 04:40
Dividends 03:42
The Climb 05:49


"LowDown Breaks" sounds as if it could be comprised of samples – as if every instrument came off an old soul record - the drum "break" from a JB's record, or a horn blast ripped from an Al Green cut - and that was the idea from the beginning. But there are no samples on this record – it is 100% live with one exception: The Breaks. DJ Alo (The Dread/Chicago) and Laelo (Sousa/Producer) sampled the LDB horns and drums, cut up them up, replaced, remixed, and created a "LowDown break" as a transition between songs. This concept is a nod to the breaks used by the original DJs and producers from the Golden Age of Hip Hop and gives the album a sound akin to "The Apache" or "Funky Drummer" while always sounding new and fresh.

"Lowdown Breaks" includes several marquee collaborations with stellar artists including: Chicago rapper Ang13 on "Cold Shoulder", Fada Dougou on "Don't Wait, Right Now", DJ ALO and The Dread on "Ghost Town" and "Can I Kick It", as well as a remix for the video for "Can I Kick It" by Nick The Graduate (Illuminati Congo/Chicago). The album was tracked in Chicago at The Drake by Anthony Gravino (Davy Knowles/Marquis Hill) and mixed by legendary hip hop engineers/ producers Alex Gross and Dan Zorn at Studio 11. As track #1 iterates – LowDown breaks tradition, breaks expectations, and makes a break for your ears.


released January 19, 2018

Intro (L. Loiselle)

2nd Line Hop
(C. Neal, lyrics A. Evora)

Cold Shoulder
(R. Crawford, lyrics A. Evora/A. Zone)

Grind It Out
(R. Crawford, lyrics A. Evora)

Don’t Wait! Right Now!
(C. Neal, lyrics F. Dougou)

Ponder This
(D. Levine)

Ghost Town
(Dammers, arr. Evora/Loiselle, lyrics A. Evora, W. Silas)

Live It Up
(S. Jonas)

(S. Jonas, lyrics S. Jonas/A. Evora)

Can I Kick It?
(Lou Reed/A Tribe Called Quest, arr. Evora/Loiselle, lyrics A. Evora)

The Climb
(S. Jonas, lyrics S. Jonas/A. Evora)

All songs published by LowDown Music 2017
Ang 13 appears courtesy of Verseen Publishing
Produced by Lance Gerard Loiselle
Recorded by Anthony Gravino at The Drake unless noted
Cold Shoulder recorded at Strobe by Nick Broste
All vocals recorded by Doug Bistrow, Anthony Evora, and/or Lance Loiselle
Rhythm Tracks for Live It Up and Grind It Out recorded by Alex Gross at the OLD Studio 11
Mixed and mastered by Dan Ryan and Alex Gross and Studio 11
Vocals on Dividends, Can I Kick It, The Climb, and 2nd Line hop remixed and produced by Dan Ryan from Studio 11
“Breaks” produced by DJ Alo and Lance Loiselle
“Ghost Town” mixed by DJ Alo
Booking: loganartistagency@gmail.com

Billa Camp - Vox
Michael August - Drums, perc
John Barbush - Drums, perc
Lance Loiselle - Sousaphone, vox
Raphael Crawford - Trombone, perc
Steven Duncan - Trombone
Andrew Zelm - Trombone
Sam Johnson - Trumpet
Shane Jonas - Trumpet, vox, percussion
David Levine - Baritone saxophone, vox
Christopher Neal - Tenor saxophone, vox

Guest artists:
Ang 13 - Vox on “Cold Shoulder”
Fada Dougou - Vox on “Don’t Wait! Right Now!”
Jean-Christophe Leroy - Percussion on “Don’t Wait Right Now!” “Grind It Out” and “Ghost Town”
Nolan Silas - Guitar on “Ghost Town” “Can I Kick It” and “Dividends”
Will Silas - Vox on “Ghost Town”
DJ Alo - Scratching on “Ghost Town”
Jason Loiselle - Percussion on “Live It Up”, “2nd Line Hop”, “Cold Shoulder” “Ponder This” and “The Climb”


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The LowDown Brass Band is a uniquely strong representation of Chicago Music culture. This talented all horn band leans heavily on dancehall and street beat rhythm, with the energy of conscious hip hop, jazz, reggae, and soul.

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