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On 1.18.2020 Stainless Steele played an all vinyl DJ set for Smart Bomb in Oakland. The latest episode of Extra Lovely Radio is Steele’s set from that night. Originally aired on Pinata Radio out of Montpellier, France.


BeatPete & BooraVinyl Session #70 Beatmaker Special ///

Brother AhDivine Music (5LP/3 unreleased album set) ///

Pacific YewBlack de Cool Sun 07 mix ///

Malik Abdul-RahmaanField Research: Malaysia (Paxico Records release) ///

Strata East All Stars (Charles Tolliver, Jean Carne, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee & Alvin Queen) – Jazzwoche Burghausen 2015 ///

Olof Melander – The Path (Project Mooncircle 2LP) ///


Bernhard WöstheinrichMusic with Space 2015 (Pt2) Live at Princeton University ///

Lord ByronLive in Dallas, TX ///

Nasty iLL Brother S.U.G.ISlow Lights LP Teaser (Jazzy Sport vinyl release) ///

PawcutMaverick ///

Gilles PetersonStrata East Mix Part 2 ///

Ghost McgradyFuqq My Dreams ///

KnxwledgeHexual Sealings Prt.8 ///

Sigmund WashingtonAll My Mistakes Recorded (Paxico Records cassette release) ///

Gilles PetersonStrata East Mix Vol.1 ///


Faded Topography is a Jazz mix by Stainless Steele for free download. The tracklist is not provided but features cuts from Strata East label, Yesterday’s New Quintet, Don Cherry and more.


Strata-East Records is an American record label specialising in jazz which was founded in 1971 by Stanley Cowell and Charles TolliverGil Scott-Heron recorded his 1974 album Winter in America with Brian Jackson for Strata-East. “The Bottle” featured on the album, was a popular single. This album stands as one of the label’s most well-known recordings. The label released over 60 albums in the 1970s, several by artists including Clifford JordanPharoah Sanders, and Shirley ScottBill Lee, father of Spike Lee, was involved in numerous releases. Many of the label’s releases, however obscure, are hailed as fine examples of 1970s Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz, and Afro-Jazz. On the Madlib album Yesterdays Universe, there is a tribute song to Strata-East, entitled “Two for Strata-East”.

Here is a mix comprising mostly of Strata East pieces there is no tracklist presently but we can say that it features tracks from Henry Franklin, Rudolph Johnson and Shamek Farrah…

Download: Strata Tat Tat