It’s official: Statra Recordings is back! The New York-based indie label never really left. Founded in 2000 by Dave Tomaselli, Statra passed with flying colors through a five-year golden age then went on a brief hiatus. But now the label is back with a bang and nothing marks a greater comeback than The Statra Sound: Unreleased, Re-issues and B-Sides, a comprehensive sampler of the amazing quality and diversity in this talented family, compiled by the label's GM, Dan Mullins and all skillfully mixed by the one and only Nick Chacona – one of the label’s earliest artists. Chacona sails energetically through a colorful cocktail of infectious tracks, from the bongo driven house groover, “Mambo” to sultry jazz in the dreamy You Give Me Love and echoing reggae dub in the grinding Dubteeth number. This eclecticism comes from a cast sprinkled across the globe and generations, from old school cats like JT Donaldson, Mateo and Matos to hotly tipped talent such Alexi Delano and Wata Igarashi, Statra’s newest member from Japan.
The Statra Sound is not simply a compilation, this is a sizzling Statra fiesta – a celebration of stellar tracks that have been cooped up in their vaults for years and newer numbers fresh off the press. And there’s a lot, lot more where they came from. Get your party hat on, Statra isn’t going anywhere.