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10.03.2021

Brit Funk – Mixed by Gilles Peterson

Pop Jazz Soul Funk

Gilles Peterson’s love for Brit funk charts back to his earliest career moments.

His very first interviewee, for example, was Brit funk steward Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick of Incognito, Freeez and Light of the World fame. Bluey was also Gilles’ first signee on his now-defunct label Talkin’ Loud.

Fast forward to 2020 and an unlikely catalyst – Tyler, the Creator shouting out the influence of “British funk from the 80s” in his Brit Awards speech – sparked something in Peterson and Bluey. Soon after, the pair – now long-time friends and collaborators – created their new project STR4TA. The project saw Peterson and Bluey embark on an inspired trip through early 80s Brit funk exuberance, with their DIY studio time culminating in an eight-track concept album titled Aspects, which is scheduled for release this month.

Fans of Peterson or regular listeners of his Worldwide FM show may have heard some STR4TA material already. Here, he showcases the jazz and soul-indebted wonders of Brit funk via a hour-long mix. It’s equal parts an ode to the sound’s past, and a nod to the contemporary interpretations and UK jazz stylings currently favoured by its new guard.


See Tracklist
GTP GP Intro
Sticks and Co – Jazz Dancin’ ft. Jaki Graham
Eyes Growing Wider Master, July 1982
Hi-Tension – Hi-Tension
The Pop Group – How Much Longer
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (live in London)
STR4TA – Aspects
LV & Tigran Hamasyan – Jump and Reach
Ty – Groovement
Ritual – Non-Stop Boogie
Light of the World – Swingin'
Rig Rip and Panic – Take a Donkey to Mystery
Light of the World – Pete's Crusade
Onward International – Foot in the Door
Young Marble Giants – Credit in the Straight World
Freeez – Southern Freeez
Level 42 – Eyes Waterfalling

Brit Funk – Mixed by Gilles Peterson

Brit Funk – Mixed by Gilles Peterson

Gilles Peterson’s love for Brit funk charts back to his earliest career moments.

His very first interviewee, for example, was Brit funk steward Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick of Incognito, Freeez and Light of the World fame. Bluey was also Gilles’ first signee on his now-defunct label Talkin’ Loud.

Fast forward to 2020 and an unlikely catalyst – Tyler, the Creator shouting out the influence of “British funk from the 80s” in his Brit Awards speech – sparked something in Peterson and Bluey. Soon after, the pair – now long-time friends and collaborators – created their new project STR4TA. The project saw Peterson and Bluey embark on an inspired trip through early 80s Brit funk exuberance, with their DIY studio time culminating in an eight-track concept album titled Aspects, which is scheduled for release this month.

Fans of Peterson or regular listeners of his Worldwide FM show may have heard some STR4TA material already. Here, he showcases the jazz and soul-indebted wonders of Brit funk via a hour-long mix. It’s equal parts an ode to the sound’s past, and a nod to the contemporary interpretations and UK jazz stylings currently favoured by its new guard.

See Tracklist
GTP GP Intro
Sticks and Co – Jazz Dancin’ ft. Jaki Graham
Eyes Growing Wider Master, July 1982
Hi-Tension – Hi-Tension
The Pop Group – How Much Longer
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (live in London)
STR4TA – Aspects
LV & Tigran Hamasyan – Jump and Reach
Ty – Groovement
Ritual – Non-Stop Boogie
Light of the World – Swingin'
Rig Rip and Panic – Take a Donkey to Mystery
Light of the World – Pete's Crusade
Onward International – Foot in the Door
Young Marble Giants – Credit in the Straight World
Freeez – Southern Freeez
Level 42 – Eyes Waterfalling
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