The rhythm and soul of the Caribbean, the metropolis depth of NYC, the shimmer of Hollywood, and the mysteries of the desert-filled Southwest have each been a stone in the path to Skydro’s first album. As a deeply spiritual man in tune with all of his senses, making music that can be felt on a universal level has always been Skydro’s true passion and professional endeavor. After meeting and beginning his collaboration with Las Vegas-based producer/composer David Rosen, Skydro began creating underground favorites such as “Every Star,” “Ghosts of Struggle,” and “Hip Hop Dreams.” Skydro's wide spectrum of influence combined with Rosen's Urban and New Age instrumental stylings, made for a truly original musical experience, an experience that was fully realized in what became the debut album. While Skydro started to build a following with his crew FunkDNA and the T-Funk Squad, Rosen worked on his craft, producing a number of other artists and groups. It took nearly five years for the duo to get to work on a full length album, but the finished product was well worth the wait. “Every star got it's own shine,” Skydro claims is his mantra, quoting a line from his song, “Every Star.” The road to “Success Stories” was long and filled with many twists and turns, but, already, the journey has paid off.
In addition to his growing local fan base, an appearance at the American Society of Young Musicians “Hollywood Live” 2008 Showcase reflected the wide-reaching appeal of his music. “I cannot tell you how many people came up to me and said they were really touched by ‘Hope,’” Skydro exclaims. “That, to me, is the reason for all this. It’s the reason I do what I do. And I hope to do it for a long time.
In a big way.” Over 20 songs were recorded for the album, each of which display strong lyrics, melody, creativity and, most importantly, positive energy. The finished album, “Success Stories,” was released on July 4, 2009 and features 18 songs. According to Skydro, each song selected for the album was chosen for a reason. “It’s my success story. It’s your success story.
It’s our success story. These songs are the script of success, struggle, and hope. I think people will relate to this because it’s the story of humankind. It’s the beat of our soul,” says Skydro.
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