Smoove & Turrell - Stratos Bleu
CATALOGUE NO. JAL340V
FORMAT - LP
RELEASE DATE 5th Jun 2020
Genres - Soul/R&B
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2020 sees the release of Smoove & Turrell's 6th studio album Stratos Bleu – a slightly different direction for the boys as they take influences from their infamous DJ sets where they fuse northern soul with funk and electronica.
The production is a marriage of everything that they grew up on fused with elements of modern music, taking influences from Chicago House to Massive Attack, Inner City to Kruder & Dorfmeister but with the distinctive drum heavy dancefloor production Smoove is famous for.
For lyricist Turrell the album is a throwback to the rose-tinted halcyon days of his youth, from stealing his Dad's aftershave to hearing house music for the first time. The challenge for both was about finding the right balance between the Smoove & Turrell sound that has brought them such a fanatical following and the raw dance music they grew up on, while always striving to be original.
Do It - the first single from the album is recognizably a Smoove & Turrell dancefloor destroyer and leads into the glorious analogue bubbler It Ain't Working – slated as their second single.
1. Do It
2. It Ain't Working
3. Elgin Towers
4. This Time
5. Never Wanted You More
6. Still Don't Know
8. It's You
9. Talk About Nothing
10. Fade Away
11. The Northern Coal Experience