Welcome to 'STR4TASFEAR’, Gilles Peterson and Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick’s sophomore STR4TA album. A collection of songs, melodies, grooves and sounds that sit perfectly in the brand new music world it’s part of. Gilles and Bluey are both men who emerged into the Brit-funk world. They were both part of this truly thrilling chapter in the story of homegrown music; which manifests itself here in a sumptuous mixture of twanging basslines, spacey synth melodies, clicking beats and wispy, ethereal voices.
STR4TA is the new wave jazz funk project pioneered by Gilles Peterson and Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. Long-time friends and collaborators, STR4TA sees them mine new musical possibilities inspired by a shared formative era. Their debut album ‘Aspects’ was released in March 2021 to a rapturous reception, in the first material that Maunick and Peterson have released together in over a decade. With standout tracks ‘We Like It’ achieving over 1 million streams on Spotify, ‘Rhythm In Your Mind’ exceeding 12 weeks on Jazz FM’s playlist, and a remix EP featuring Melé, Dave Lee, Greg Wilson, Dave Aju & more released at the end of 2021. Heavily supported by BBC 6Music, The Guardian, Wax Poetics, The Vinyl Factory, CLASH, Télérama (FR), Radio Nova (FR), KCRW (US), Rolling Stones Italy & Japan. STR4TA have performed electrifying live shows at We Out Here (UK), Primavera Sound (Spain) and headline show at The Jazz Cafe, London.
STR4TA’s second studio album ‘STR4TASFEAR’ is released on 11th November 2022 via Brownswood Recordings.
- Galactic Fanfare
- City Sounds
- Turn Me Around
- When You Call Me
- Why Must You Fly (feat. Omar)
- To Be As One (feat. Theo Croker)
- (Bring On The) Bad Weather (feat. Anushka)
- Reflections (Chaser 1)
- Night Flight
- Soothsayer (feat. Theo Croker)
- Reflections (Chaser 2)
- Lazy Days (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray)
- Find Your Heaven (feat. Valerie Etienne)
- Virgil (Vocal Version)
- Something, Anything