Reclamation

A 10 track funk album (54m 14s) — released November 14th 2011 on Record Kicks
With their explosive meltin pot of Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Dancefloor jazz, 10-piece ensemble THE STRIDES has already won over a steadfast following in Australia. After a lengthy series of gigs that includes supporting afrobeat legend Tony Allen and becoming a headline act at both the Bellingen Global Carnival and Peats Ridge Festival, this dynamic outfit land at Record Kicks with their new album "Reclamation". With a heavy rhythm section and a powerful 3-piece horn section, The Strides deliver a captivating blend of funky afrobeat, roots reggae, hip hop grooves, dubbed out beats, and hypnotic rhythms. On their brand new second album “Reclamation†vocals are by reggae master Ras Roni from Trinidad via London and by rising hip hop star from Fiji MC Lil Gzeus (Little Jesus) doin their thing over the super skanky, infectious, horn-heavy grooves of the band. On the album afrobeat-infused instrumental romps such as “Umbi Gumbi†and “Well Hung Parliamentâ€, hip hop stormers such as the first single “Reclamationâ€, and roots reggae hits like "Storm cloud" and "Fresh lady". "Reclamation" is sure to have you losing yourself in the blissed-out grooves, pulsing World beats and smooth dub sounds of The Strides.

Following up on their impressive self-titled debut, The Strides return with 8 new tunes straddling dub to afrobeat, hiphop to exotic jazz! - Sydney Morning Herald

Very warm, relaxed and beautiful music by The Strides. I like it! - Michael Reinboth Soulsearching/Compost

The Strides lean towards afrobeat but also weave reggae rhythms and rapping into this fresh & funky 50/50 mix of songs and instrumentals. - The Australian

The Strides lean towards afrobeat but also weave reggae rhythms and rapping into this fresh & funky 50/50 mix of songs and instrumentals. - The Australian

The band channels the skills & beats of Bob Marley, Fela Kuti & Barrington Levy to deliver an album that is highly polished and with great playing! - Fran Kelly ABC Radio Australia

A refreshing mix of genres, which includes some deep reggae beats as well as skanking and hip hop vocals! - Meme Magazine

A stimulating amalgamation of sound, we dig! - www.giantstep.net Giant Step

A stimulating amalgamation of sound, we dig! - www.giantstep.net Giant Step

Some excellent conscious rapping over stark blessedness alongside classic reggae tracks. I like it! - Emrys Baird Blues & Soul

The Strides are rocking my world! - Blair Stafford Jazz Rooms / StraightUp R

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