Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Mos Def and HYPNOTIC on the red carpet, Apollo Theater Planet Earth, June 2007

Last night we played at the Apollo with Mos Def and his Big Band—it was a James Brown tribute/Apollo benefit with tix going for $1000. With all that $$$ in the audience you know we had to do what we do and that's what we did, we made that shit official! HYPNOTIC fans will know this was our fourth gig with Mos and it was definitely a funky good time. We only did three songs: "Funky Drummer" (shouts to Chris Dave on the skins), "Make It Funky" and "The Big Payback". But the band was game tight and we crushed the set.

James Brown's iconic saxman Maceo Parker was in the house, he played a massive version of "Funky Good Time" soloing on and on like a bizarro world John Coltrane playing jukejoint. Amazing, yo, history right there. Earlier in the day he caught us at soundcheck and was digging on who we are as a band...like getting props from the man himself!

A few snaps from the step and repeat on the red carpet...plus a random one with Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick!

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