People love Strategy. Raised on the Costa Del Salford and honing his craft in some of Manchester’s most notorious nightclubs, STraTS has made contributions right across the board when it comes to UK music. From his part in Broke’N’£nglish alongside fellow northerners DRS and Konny Kon who shared stage and studio time with names such as the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Roots Manuva, Snoop Dogg and many more, to his work in the UK bass music scene collaborating with and hosting for artists Dub Phizix, Mala, Zed Bias and Calibre to name but a few…everybody knows Strategy.
Known for his adaptability, Strategy has done it all, from being rap battle finalist at Earls Court London at the Jay Z concert, to performing with Digital Mystikz at Northern Bass Festival in New Zealand. His ability to rhyme on the spot is on a par with any freestyler on the globe; long recognised as one of the finest spitters the UK has ever produced.
The last few years have seen Strategy evolve and adapt to the ever-changing UK Music scene. Becoming a resident at Manchester’s Hit & Run has exposed him to a lot of the key players, and news travelled fast about the classiness of his act. In a short amount of time, he has ended up with regular work at clubbing institutions like Fabric, Soul:ution, Outlook Festival and Warehouse Project, as well as a busy world-wide touring schedule. Once witnessed in his element, promoters are quickly on the phone to re-acquire his services.
The track ‘Marka’ with long-time collaborator Dub Phizix, and Skeptical, was the biggest 170bpm anthem in years, championed by the likes of Sir David Rodigan, Mista Jam, Friction, Goldie, and many more. After touring the world together Dub Phizix and Strategy went back into the studio and came back with the mighty Buffalo Charge. Another dance floor killer, which demonstrated they are both far from being one hit wonders. With a shed-load of new music on the way and a new BBC Radio 1 residency alongside Dub Phizix, 2016 and beyond is looking good for our STraTS..Yeah Gee!