Boomkat Product Review:
Brownswood bring you a new project, STR4TA
"Borne from a recorded improvised jam session recorded from a back shed in London just before lockdown with the finishing touches made remotely. Inspired by the gritty DIY sounds of the cult 80s Brit Funk era, Strata, is about drawing out the imperfections to reveal the raw soul of the music, spurring listeners on to bear their heart and soul on the dancefloor.
Celebrating the global impact of Brit Funk on generations of innovative producers, musicians and performers. STR4TA make music that is not driven by technical ability but by the soul or spirit, with the dirty funk energy at its core. Pure party music, giving this live, raw & improvised energy, where musicians and dancers alike, lay it all out on the table.
The debut track ‘Aspects,’ combines all the best elements of Brit Funk, reminiscent of influential bands like Freeze & Atmosfear. Punk and Jazz elements fuse in the raw vocals, taking centre stage in the track, drawing on a more lo-fi sound captivating that iconic underground sound. ‘Aspects’ contains enough of the classic songs from bands like Central Line, Atmosfear, but with this classic Brit Funk vocal hook, a unique statement."