When we say funk, we really mean funk. We’re talking stick to your ribs type of music that really can not get out of your head and stop your body from moving. We’re talking low down, dirty playing, downright nasty when you put it on the turntable. We’re saying hot, funky, and sweaty on stage from start to finish. Drum breaks, horn stabs, vocals that make you scream. There are few bands in the present day that make music like this. DeRobert & The Half Truths are one of them. Their no fooling around approach to the music has helped put them and the G.E.D. Soul label on the music map and this latest single is a great example why.
You can’t fake this kind of funk. It’s earned and comes from years of dedication, live shows, hard times, and a willingness to spread the good gospel of the genre.
Their latest single, “100 Yard Dash” is a funk masterpiece in the making. It’s simple and packs a huge punch. Drums. Bass. Guitar. Horns. Keys. Vocals. That’s it. The high energy track that nods to those early ’70s Chitlin’ Circuit regional bands as much as it does to early revival bands on Soul Fire and Daptone bring us magic in the sound we fell in love with funk music for. It’s a great reminder that less is more and that’s all you need. The record goes from zero to 100+ miles per hour and is tighter than tight. They’re airtight on this seven. Nashville, Tennessee stand up, because this is funk music and it’s here to stay. This isn’t the first time that DeRobert & the Half Truths have been featured on Flea Market Funk, as their catalog has been consistent from day one. This record, however, really sticks out. A maturation and tireless effort from the band shows. You can’t fake this kind of funk. It is earned and comes from years of dedication, live shows, hard times, and a willingness to spread the good gospel of the genre. Stream to the new record to be released on June 4th on G.E.D. Soul and pre-order the seven inch after the music.
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