Str4ta - AspectsBrownswood Recordings
Str4ta is the brainchild of renowned DJ/Producer Gilles Peterson and Jean "Bluey" Maunick of Incognito fame. "Aspects" is a nod to the eighties flavored Brit Funk era that they helped pioneer. Together they set in motion a genre that grew in stature and spawn numerous bands from the inception. Some of those bands were Hi Tension, Light Of The World and Freez just to name a few. The opening tune "Aspects" immediately transports us back to that time. A blistering up-tempo burner with an infectious groove backed by punchy drum programming. "Rhythm In Your Mind" takes the baton and serenades you funky atmospheric vibes. "Steppers Crusade" combines a wicked bass groove with blissful synths to put you in positive state of mind. In fact the entire disc is going to infuse you with good vibes while you reflect on just how precious this moment in time was. More importantly Brit Funk is alive and still relevant today thanks to these two legends.
Reg Dancy, 04/21