STR4TASFEAR: White Vinyl LPBWOOD287LPW
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Label: Brownswood Recordings
Release Date: 11th November
If STR4TA aka Gilles Peterson and Bluey bought back the Britfunk on their 2021 debut 'Aspects' does their follow up 'STR4ASFEAR' signal that Britfunk is well and truly here to stay? Well with it's liquid disco and heavy funk bass guitar and sweet vocals, it's not a sound we're ready to let go of. An all-star cast on this one too with some of the finest names in modern jazz, funk and disco from Theo Croker to Emma-Jean Thackray and Anushka.
For those who dig: that good time party funk and disco.
Welcome to ‘STR4TASFEAR, Bluey and Gilles’ second STR4TA album released.
A collection of songs, melodies, grooves and sounds that sit perfectly in the brand new music world it’s part of. Gilles and Bluey are both men who emerged into the Brit funk world. They were both part of this truly thrilling chapter in the story of homegrown music; which manifests itself here in a sumptuous mixture of twanging basslines, spacey synth melodies, clicking beats and wispy, ethereal voices.
And for this new set, they’ve got a few like-minded souls along to join the party. Multi-talented Neo-soul Godfather Omar, and celebrated vocalist, Valerie Etienne, both represent Brit funk’s first bounce. Also welcomed in to the fold is musical polymath, Emma-Jean Thackray, Brighton duo Anushka and Floridian trumpeter/vocalist Theo Croker. ‘STR4TASFEAR’ is Gilles and Bluey’s wide-open window into a timeless, wonderful world of Brit funk (Words by Mark Webster, 2022).