sky hi music
REALITY CHECK EP OUT MAY 7TH!
SKY RELEASE FOR "REALITY CHECK EP" ON MAY 7TH, BUT
YOU CAN GET PRE-ORDERS ON GEDSOULRECORDS NOW!
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR "PLAN B" FROM THE NEW EP!
The new album from Nashville modern funk collective, Sky Hi, is a testament to the group's longevity. Nearing their tenth year, the band has weathered every manner of line up changes and reinvented themselves more than a few times. But the current line up, as it stands, brings something very special to the table. A slew of different styles and influences converge to create something palpable and unique. It has the grit and the raw essence of old school hard soul but also liberal splashes of modernity.
After nearly two years in production, Sky Hi feels they've let "Testify" marinate long enough. From the frenetic energy of the album's title track to the rolling soul of "Walk Through That Door", Sky Hi has earned their spot in the pantheon of the Southern Soul tradition. And yet it's songs like "Do Not Want" with it's quasi-reggae lean or "Fell Short" , which feels like it could fit in at any modern RnB station, that show Sky Hi isn't afraid to step away from their idea of soul music and experiment with other genres. The band makes great use of an ever expanding palette of musical textures and songwriting dexterity. A four piece horn section roars over fluttering organ melodies while prodigious guitar licks nip around a rock steady rhythm section. And all of this is anchored by DeRobert "Dee" Adams powerful vocals, thereby making this band an unequivocal monster in the rhythm and blues department. For proof of this, listen to "Love Is Real": a soulful power ballad of sorts that will floor you with it climactic crescendo.
To say Sky Hi has come full circle is an understatement. From their heady early years as a pseudo funk/jam band, to their foray into straight up soul and RnB, Sky Hi has reached the moment where their musical message has grown to the point that they must testify to it's expansiveness. By far, "Testify" is their strongest offering to date, but we don't think they are anywhere near a stopping point. The musical machine that is Sky Hi will continue turning, and with each passing revolution, it's get stronger and more interesting.
GED007-Junkyard dog digital 45!
Attn: G.E.D. Soul Records Release 45
Title: GED007 Sky Hi - "Junkyard Dog" - w/ B side "Voltron's Dance Party"
The members of nine-piece Nashville based modern funk and soul greats, Sky Hi, and G.E.D. Soul Records have been busy writing, recording, and spreading the Southern Soul Love from coast to coast. We're proud to announce a new G.E.D. Soul Records digital 45 release from Sky Hi , and we know you are gonna dig it!
Side A, "Junkyard Dog" is a quick stepping soul cut with a rock solid groove and soaring horns. If you've ever been put down by some jive suckers and had your dreams put on the shelf, then you've felt like that poor ole dog yourself. Let DeRobert's vocals move you on over that hump, and then let some tasty Hammond organ and tenor sax solos take you even higher!
Side B, "Voltron's Dance Party" is a party-favorite, an instrumental piece of dirty, funky swagger. Featuring the Sky Hi horns and rhythm section, "Voltron's Dance Party" is a non-stop groover filled with thick horn lines, sticky clavinet, floating guitar lines, and a deep bass and drum pocket. Mark Spain's sultry sax solo smooths out the mid-section and Josh Cochran's hyper Hammond takes it on down the road, but the dance party is never over!
FREE LIVE EP!
Five choice cuts from funky soul masters, Sky Hi, recorded and mixed in multi-track splendor by Greg Hopkins of Hopkins Media.
All you have to do is give us an email address where we can let you know when Sky Hi and other GEDsoulrecords artists have shows and/or releases.
Available in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Attn: G.E.D. Soul Records Release 45
Title: GED006 Sky Hi - "Smoothie Pie" - w/ B side "Get Yourself Together"
Release Date: April 2nd, 2010
GET THE VINYL NOW BEFORE WE'RE OUT OF STOCK!
Sky Hi - "Smoothie Pie" b/w "Get Yourself Together" GED-006 $4.99+S&H
Pick up a digital copy on bandcamp, or you can get this and other GED Soul Records titles at our online store!
G.E.D. Soul is proud to present the debut 45 from the newest G.E.D. family member, Tennessee's premier funk and soul group, Sky Hi! Sky Hi is a nine piece that has been rocking the country from the coast to the mountain peaks for many moons, and we are pleased to lay down two super soulful numbers featuring G.E.D.'s very own DeRobert and members of the half-truths.
You like smooth? You like pie? Then you will love "Smoothie Pie", the mellow A-side that goes down easy, but haint got nothing to do with pie! DeRobert drops some serious reflections on solitude using the wise words of the masterful Duke Ellington. "Smoothie Pie" wraps it up with keyboardist Bus Stop on the rhodes and guitarist Josh Sable trading twos on the outro.
Has the crunch got you down? Just can't seem to find that needed motivation? Well, you better listen to what DeRobert has to say and "Get Yourself Together," cause those problems ain't gonna fix themselves by themselves! This positive mid-tempo slice of soul doubles it up with a Motown inspired verse and a crunchy Hammond organ fueled chorus. Top it off with a creamy sax solo by The Half-Truths very own Mark Spain, and you've got one super smooth number you won't be able to quit spinning!