Carhartt WIP Sound Of Detroit Strata Special
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Carhartt WIP presents the fifth installment of the Sound of Detroit Series. This time we collaborate with legendary Strata Records, Detroit – short lived, socially conscious Jazz, Funk and fusion label from the late 60ies and early 70ies.
Strata was independent, run and owned by artists, released less than ten records and was established an art gallery-come-live venue that started the first university Jazz music program to educate and create awareness following the Detroit riots of '67 and ’68.
In 2010, DJ Amir Abdullah, known as one half of the DJ duo Kon & Amir was commissioned to create a lost youth culture exhibit for a Detroit online museum. He chose to celebrate Strata's huge impact by re–issuing their catalogue through his own label 180 Proof Records.
Carhartt WIP have teamed up with him to create a little Strata clothing collection that plays with graphics and poster motives of the label. Check the full collection here. It will get accompany by a Carhartt WIP Radio paper that features the story of Strata and more insights on Carhartt WIP Radio. You can grab it for free of charge at one of our stores. Furthermore DJ Amir mixed a special Carhartt WIP Strata Radio show and gave us a detailed interview on his work as a DJ and label manager. You can read it here.