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The Strides - Reclamation - out on Record Kicks



The Strides Reclamation
The Strides - Reclamation
(CD/LP/Digital) Record Kicks RKX042, 2011-11-14

Record Kicks proudly presents new afrobeat/groove outfit from Sydney, The Strides! With their explosive melting 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 is ready to launch its new album Reclamation on Record Kicks. 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.

The Strides Reclamation
The Strides - Reclamation
(CD/LP/Digital) Record Kicks RKX042, 2011-11-14

The Strides track in FREE DOWNLOAD only at www.recordkicks.com by Record Kicks

Tracklisting :
01. Storm Clouds feat. Ras Roni
02. Some O’ Dem feat. LTL Gzeus
03. F.K.D
04. Umbi Gumbi
05. Fresh Lady feat. Ras Roni & LTL Gzeus
06. Escape
07. Reclamation feat. LTL Gzeus | Free Download until nov 26th 2011
08. Well Hung Parliament
09. Fresh Lady Dub
10. Storm Clouds Dub

Links :
The Strides : official | facebook | myspace | youtube
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The Strides - Reclamation feat. LTL Gzeus


The Strides - Inspiration (feat. Ras Roni)

Press Release :
Record Kicks proudly presents new afrobeat/groove outfit from Sydney, The Strides!

With their explosive melting 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 is ready to launch its new album "Reclamation" on Record Kicks. 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.

Featuring vocals by reggae master Ras Roni from Trinidad via London and rising hip hop star from Fiji MC Lil Gzeus (Little Jesus) over the super skanky, infectious, horn-heavy grooves of the band, "Reclamation" perfectly showcases the mighty force of The Strides’ innovative sound. From afrobeat-infused instrumental romps such as "Umbi Gumbi" and "Well Hung Parliament" to hip hop stormers such as first single "Reclamation", to hints of roots reggae on "Storm Cloud" and "Fresh lady", The Strides impressively mix and combine a series of genres, and the result is something special, indeed!

Feedback :
"Myopic Melburnian music buffs might suggest otherwise, but Sydney has its share of seriously good fusion outfits. The Strides, a comparatively new 10-piece act, sounds classy enough, judged on its sophomore album, to be considered a serious challenger to the Cat Empire and company. The band leans towards afrobeat however also weaves reggae rhythms and rapping into its fresh and funky 50-50 mix of songs and instrumentals." - The Australian

"Boasting 10 fired-up members and wasting no time in following up their impressive self-titled debut, Sydney's The Strides return with frisk in their gait for eight new tunes straddling dub to Afrobeat, hip-hop to exotic jazz." - Sydney Morning Herald

"If you like the relaxation of Bob Marley and the spirit of The Cat Empire, you’ll find yourself at home with The Strides." - Drum Media

French Press Release :
THE STRIDES, LE NOUVEAU GROUPE D’AFROBEAT/ REGGAE AUSTRALIEN SORT SON 2E OPUS

Grâce à son groupe composé de 10 membres, mélange explosif d’Afrobeat, de Reggae, de Hip-hop et de Jazz, les STRIDES ont déjà remporté un franc succès en Australie. Avec une imposante section rythmique et 3 cuivres puissants, ils nous offrent un passionnant mélange d’Afrobeat funky, de Reggae roots, de grooves hip-hop, de beats dub, et de rythmes hypnotiques.

Mettant en avant les voix du maître du Reggae Ras Roni en provenance de Trinidad et Londres, et de la star du Hip-hop des Fiji MC Lil Gzeus (Little Jesus) sur les puissants cuivres groovy, bien 'sales' et contagieux des musiciens, "Reclamation" fait ressortir à la perfection la force mystique du son novateur des Strides. Les Strides mélangent et combinent de manière impressionnante une succession de genres, et le résultat donne quelque chose de vraiment exceptionnel!
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