Rizzle Kicks is a British Hip-Hop/Pop duo comprising Jordan "Rizzle" and Harley "Sylvester." They first knew each other in the mid 1990s when they were kids at primary school, but went their own separate ways. The pair reunited several years later at the BRIT School, which they both attended. They soon realized how nicely their styles fit together and formed a duo. Jordan and Harley were signed by Island Records after making a series of videos to accompany their songs. Jordan explained to The Brighton Source: "The short story is that YouTube got us a record deal. We made the song 'Down With The Trumpets' and put it on our MySpace last February and, well, people liked it but no one really said that much about it. Then we made a video and people seemed to understand what we're about more."
This was released as the second single from Rizzle Kicks' debut album. Harley told Hollyoaks Music Show the song doesn't have any particular meaning, its just a vibe inspired by the mariachi trumpet sample. "We got sent the beat and we wrote to that beat, and basically the beat gave off, a summery vibe," he explained.
Even though this song became Rizzle Kicks calling card, the duo admitted to The Sun it was never meant to happen. Harley explained: "To be honest, we didn't want to release 'Trumpets.' It was the second song we ever made."
Jordan added: "I bought the demo beat for £50 in 2008 and wrote a really simple chorus. It led to us getting signed and the label were intent on releasing it first. It was summery and I think that's why people liked it."