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Thursday, May 05 2016 | 08:32
Image: 1602206 Gold coloured vinyl in deluxe pantone gold sleeve – LTD to 2000 units. First time on 12” since the original 2007 press. Finally back on wax, the Hot 8 Brass Band’s legendary cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing gets a special release for Record Store Day 2016. Pressed on gold coloured vinyl and housed in a deluxe pantone gold sleeve, this special package features the original edit of Sexual Healing alongside fresh new edits for the dancefloor. This stone-cold classic has been a fixture in radio, club and festival sets across the world for almost a decade and only continues to grow in popularity.

Alongside the original, this release features new reworks from Ibibio Sound Machine, Maddslinky (AKA Zed Bias), Werkha, J-Felix and more – the diverse package sees the New Orleans greats celebrating their classic track on an excitingly fresh note. With the band on the form of their lives, rocking packed venues with the sort of visceral, body-shaking live performance that only they can give, these eclectic new remixes sees their inimitable energy spreading ever further, crossing even more genre lines and reaching into every corner of club-land.

One of a very few brass bands who pour as much charisma, training and talent into their vocals as their horn playing, their sound packs an almighty connective power that remains uniquely Hot 8 no matter what influences they draw on. October 2015’s ‘Vicennial’ LP and sell-out UK/Ireland tour have gained the band heavy and continuing support, from The Sunday Times, Independent On Sunday, Songlines and Metro to the world’s top radio and club DJs.

After the success of putting the Hot 8 Brass Band back on vinyl for their Vicennial release, we are really excited to get Hot 8 Brass Band’s classic cover of Sexual Healing back on 12”. We’re pressing 2000 units of this special 12” on gold coloured vinyl and it’s housed in a matte sleeve with gold pantone print. The release includes a download code with extra tracks.

“[Sexual Healing is] so good… if not better than the original then at least on a par. There, we said it.” – METRO
“Visceral and funky” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A bracing, uplifting experience” – THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

A1. Sexual Healing (Original Edit)
A2. Sexual Healing (J-Felix Remix)
A3. Sexual Healing (Ibibio Sound Machine Remix)
B1. Sexual Healing (Maddslinky Remix)
B2. Sexual Healing (Werkha Remix)
B3. Sexual Healing (Jonny Faith Remix)

Download card includes all tracks, plus:
- Sexual Healing (Space Captain Remix)
- Sexual Healing (I Record The Hands Remix)
- Sexual Healing (A Cappella)

Key Marketing Points:
- Gold coloured vinyl in a deluxe pantone gold sleeve.
- First time the original edit has been on 12” since the original 2007 press, accompanied by new remixes.
- Hot 8 Brass Band celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2015 with a Best Of and a sold out UK tour.
- One of the most popular tracks on Tru Thoughts and still regularly played on the radio 9 years after release.
Available from 16.04.2016
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