Uptempo dancefloor soul on the A side, dubbed out Jazz Funk version on the flip.
Breakin Bread continue to support the specialist soul and funk scene with the 2nd release from Edenheight. They’ve been gigging for years and released their debut single (Peaceboy b/w Trouble) last year. They’re definitely not just another one of the “new funk” bands that abound today. They’ve got you can only get from years of gigging.
Edenheight are a deep-groovin' and original outfit with a soulful urban sound. Forged in Bristol, their list of influences favour more percussive styles including Afro, Funk, Hip Hop + Dub, and as such dance-ability is a precedent. This standard owes as much to an evolution in the UK’s underground live scene as to their appreciation of high energy musicianship and production.
Side A – You Do You.
The A side of the second Edenheight 7" is a fast vocal break driven by Horns, clavinet, bass, drums and percussion. Vocalist Elle Dee draws from both new and old R'n'b styles, singing a simple message of independence and strength against adversity. The track features a horn section including the Haggis Horns' Malcolm Strachan and Atholl Ransome, plus Bristol's own James Gardiner Bateman. A killer dancefloor soul funk track for the steppers, b-boys, headnodders and DJs alike.
Side B – Expansions Version
A classic 70s Lonnie Liston Smith funk track gets the Edenheight Version treatment, with lyrical reworking and rhymes by Madlox and a fresh arrangement from the crew. Elle Dee is joined at the melodic end of the reworking by soloists Gareth 'Long' Bailey on trombone and Gary Alesbrook on trumpet, and a Wurlitzer EP offering from Evan Newman. There's even a light hearted homage to the most famous triangle in funk. Definitely not one from the average section of the modern soul/funk scene. Deep!
The Breakin Bread Crew met the band at a party held in Coventry a couple of years ago by the Color Climax mainstay Paul T. They were immediately impressed by the capability of the players and a different sound from most other modern soul/funk outfits.
Bandmembers play regularly in The Southwest with other bands like The Manfredi Funk Initiative and 100 Strong. Members have also played around the UK and Europe in various other bands including The Haggis Horns and are a regular support act, recently playing with DJ Shadow's Introducing Endtroducing and Osaka Monaurail.