Released in the summer, ‘Yemaya’ has seen huge support and praise for Anushka flood in from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne, Jamz Supernova, Nemone (BBC 6Music), Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1), BBC Introducing, KCRW, Bandcamp Weekly, EARMILK, Vinyl Factory, Music Is My Sanctuary, Clash Magazine, Toshio Matsuura, Laurent Garnier and John Kennedy (Radio X).
“When I listened to Anushka’s album one of my favourite tracks was “Bad Weather”. I always thought that Victoria’s voice reminded me of classic Brit-Funk so it made sense to do a STR4TA remix of this track connecting the dots from one generation to another” – Gilles Peterson.
“Bad Weather (STR4TA Remix)” is the first exclusive remix from STR4TA following the release of their album ‘Aspects’ which saw support pour in from the likes of The Guardian, Jazz FM, Mixmag, The Independent, Echoes, BBC 6Music and Clash Magazine.
Taken from the band’s LP ‘Yemaya’ – named after the Goddess of the Sea, protector of women and the Eternal Mother in the Santeria/Yoruba religion – the original of “Bad Weather” was inspired by the life-giving essence of water, referencing the guidance and support Yemaya offers her children, helping them to grow. Celebrating their progression and those who have helped them on the way, the title expresses the oneness that the duo felt making the record. The LP features previous singles “You My Love”, “You Mine”, “Brave”, “Speak To Me” – which has been remixed by West London prolific Broken Beat producer WheelUP – and “Move Right Through Me” – which was given a UK Street Soul-inspired reworking by Tokyo-based duo Slowly.