The strides

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With their explosive melting pot of Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Dancefloor jazz, 9-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. 

1. Storm Clouds feat. Ras Roni
2. Some O' Dem feat. LTL Gzeus
3. F.K.D.
4. Umbi Gumbi
5. Fresh Lady feat. Ras Roni & LTL Gzeus
6. Escape
7. Reclamation feat. LTL Gzeus
8. Well Hung Parliament
9. Fresh Lady Dub
10. Storm Clouds Dub

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", Australia's best kept secret The Strides impressively mix and combine a series of genres, and the result is something special, indeed!

Released November 14, 2011