October 11, 2015

Heavy Chevy: Black Light

Ready for the future by looking back. The seeds for the Atlanta based electro-soul septet Heavy Chevy were sown in 2011 when Skape Zilla and Luke Zollinger recorded a few demos. They had been a successful producers team with a shared love for old school soul records, sampling the classics to spice up the sound of hip-hop and rap acts. That source became the launch pad for a modern funky soul band.

The band's debut album Black Light is filled with grooving bass lines from yesteryear, swinging trombone and a smattering of electronics that will appeal to the jamtronics niche (Disco Biscuits, Lotus) and soul dance ravers alike. From the Sci-fi-tinged Holy to the NOLA jazz meets Afrobeat vibe of Stepping Out and the catchy floor filler You Got Me this band wants their audience their asses off. With a tech team consisting producer Graham Marsh (Cee Lo Green), engineer Ralph Cacciurri (Outkast), and mastering engineer John Horesco (Lecrae, B.O.B.) the songs were recorded with a dynamic range with no sign of brick walling.

Heavy Chevy:
Mike Applebaum: keys, trumpet
Travis Cottle: trombone, guitar
Radley Fricker: drums
Tony James: percussion
Michelle Marshall: keys, vocals
Skape Zilla: keys, samples
Luke Zollinger: bass

Black Light is a released on Rotating Souls Records. Release date: October 24th.

  1. Holy
  2. King Shit
  3. Get A Hold
  4. Swamp Donkey
  5. Stepping Out
  6. You Got Me
  7. Oh No
  8. Music

Live date:
  • 10/24 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5

» heavychevyband.com

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