Byron Miller: The Rebirth of a Funk Legend

Byron Miller is a man shrouded in mystery—a quality that can be both an asset and a deficit. It shapes how he is perceived versus who he truly is, blending the realms of reality and his vibrant imagination. For Byron, mystery has been a double-edged lightsaber.

On one hand, it has been an asset, allowing his music to captivate and inspire a loyal fan base. Byron’s “on-switch” is reserved for the stage, where his bass skills shine with swift, nimble, and emphatic rhythms that speak a universal language. This focus has enabled him to hone his craft and legacy without the constant pressure of public scrutiny.

However, this same mystery has also been a deficit, limiting the world to a smaller catalog of Byron’s music than might have been. Despite releasing three lesser-known CDs, it wasn’t until now that he felt ready to fully embrace his alter ego, “Psycho Bass,” marking what he calls “The Rebirth of Byron.”

Byron Miller, known for delivering one of Funk’s most iconic bass solos in George Duke’s “Reach For It,” now steps into the spotlight to express his artistry freely. His new album, under the moniker “Psycho Bass,” promises a fresh, bold sound that defies expectations.

The Latest Release: “Psycho Bass”

In his latest solo endeavor, Byron Miller reinvents himself as the Bootsy Collins-inspired character, “Psycho Bass.” The album kicks off with the self-titled track, where Miller showcases his signature MTD bass with a bluesy, energetic flair. His high-flying bass techniques continue to impress on tracks like “Psycho Management,” featuring harmonies reminiscent of Marcus Miller, and a soulful cover of Blu Cantrell’s “U Must Be Crazy.”

Miller also pays homage to his mentor, George Duke, with “Oh, Really,” one of three tracks Duke features on. The album includes an acoustic bass rendition of Al Jarreau’s “Heart’s Horizon,” highlighting Miller’s versatility. On the supportive side, he drives the fusion-blues groove of “Psycho Jazz Dance” and offers a unique, straightforward take on Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” with Ellis Hall on vocals.

Byron Miller’s transformation into Psycho Bass is a celebration of his musical journey and creativity. It’s a call to fans old and new to embrace the funk and let the bass resonate.

Byron Miller will be featured in the next printed edition of Pump It Up Magazine, releasing on April 6th. Don’t miss this in-depth look at the man behind the music and his latest groundbreaking work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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