The Strides Instrumental Stylee (VIVID)
Location280 Cleveland St, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
Dance floor mayhem. Reggae, ska, dub and afro-beat originals and classics from The Skatalites to Fela Kuti! A musical experience powerfully explosive and authentic, with three acclaimed albums already under their belt. Roots reggae with a hip-hop edge.
The Strides are a new force for reggae music. Fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga powerhouse Eddie “Blacker” Conteh, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums already under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.