Struk

Bio

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Struk is Atlanta-based producer, singer, songwriter, self-taught multi-instrumentalist. He is also known as the DJ and visual artist Brett Eclectic.

Born in the projects of New Haven, CT to a guitar playing Portuguese-French father and an Afro-Dominican mother, Struk comes from a musical family of musicians and DJs with  ties to noted musicians, like Johnny Hammond Smith, Grover Washington, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Cameo, Lakeside, Lenny Kravitz, and Art Blakey. This exposure formed the foundation of his interest in various styles of music. He grew up in Los Angeles and spent summers in Wyandanch, NY, before moving to Atlanta, GA, where he currently resides.

Throughout his life, he’s worked many years in the music industry — as a DJ, record store buyer, hip hop dancer/hype man, artist developer, distributor sales rep, and as part of various group projects — before following his own musical path as Struk.

After coming up with the concept for Struk, Brett Eclectic made the music that would become Upstart, his debut EP. He created the entire project himself, from the artwork to the music, and all of the lyrics and vocal arrangements came straight from the head, no pen or pad. Recorded at The Funktorium and created with sampling and live instrumentation, the music is a polymorphous blend with elements of garage funk, gritty rock, cinematic soul, raw blues, spacey dub, and psychedelic electronica that he has dubbed “Grind” . The sound is unique and calls to mind artists like Prince, Madlib, Radiohead, Sly Stone, Flying Lotus, Nine Inch Nails, P-Funk, and Massive Attack.

Discography

Ahead of Time

a collection of grind music selections 2 show u a bit of my direction…dirty & fly at the same time…slick & sleazy…clean & greasy…whatever u need…get free…thnx 4 listening.

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struk_ahead of time

tracks

1. Dismantled 03:59
2. Fight 4 Life 04:05
3. Main Thang 03:59
4. Damn Beautiful 04:46
5. Make Me Wanna F_ck 04:40
6. Can’t Shake it 04:23
7. Off U 04:50
8. Glitch 03:08
9. Down & Up 06:13
10. 4ever Dazed 05:35
11. Til We Can 04:44
12. Quarantine 07:08
13. Close 2 Dawn 03:21

Credits

released 11 March 2013
Done by Struk
Made by Brett Eclectic
for S.E.E.R. Inc.
Recorded @ The Funktorium*
Engineered by The Hands*
*except “Dismantled” & “Fight 4 Life”
Recorded @ Post Office Studios
Engineered by Mike Moss & The Hands
Mastered by Kobi Timmons
Artwrk/Design by B.E.

Momentum

Compilation e.p. of cuts from the releases: “Upstart”, “Black Dust: The Remixtape”, “In Between” and the forthcoming “Ahead Of Time”

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struk_momentum

tracks

1. Dismantled 04:00
2. Feel Good 04:35
3. Til We Can 04:44
4. RXD4 05:25
5. Can’t Shake It 04:23
6. Glitch 03:07
7. 4ever Dazed 05:36
8. Elev8 04:42

credits

released 22 January 2013
Done by Struk
Made by Brett Eclectic
for S.E.E.R. Inc.
Executive Producer: Tallat “Vizion” Thompson
Recorded @ The Funktorium
Engineered by The Hands
Artwrk/Design by B.E.

In Between

Laid back Grind Music grooves.

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struk_in between

tracks

1. Feel Good 04:35
2. Blast Off 03:29
3. Call Me (When U Need) 04:27
4. True Indeed 04:29
5. I.S.H. 03:53
6. Ought 2 C 04:01
7. Elev8 04:42

credits

released 11 September 2012
Done by Struk
Made by Brett Eclectic
for S.E.E.R. Inc.
Recorded @ The Funktorium
Engineered by The Hands
Artwrk/Design by B.E.

Black Dust (The Remixtape)

Featuring remixes of cuts from the “Upstart” EP, nu grooves, half of a cover song & even some gaffled beats…dig if u will…

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struk_black dust

tracks

1. Black Dust: The Remixtape – side 1 28:26
2. Black Dust: The Remixtape – side 2 27:35

Included Tracks

Dusted Black
Against Love (Phil Money “Onda$ Rmx”)
Rendezvous
Out2getcha
This Is 4 Those
Get Up 2 Get Down/Got 2 Give It Up
Troooh (feat. Unf)
Wall Banga
The Pull (Lex Boogie “Boogie Down Rmx”)
Can’t Shake It
Smokin’ Hot (Eternal “Pure Heat Rmx”)
Deep, Deep Down interlude
Sekta C (Blackpocket “Cyborg”)
Take U There (Mono/Poly “Needs Deordorant”)
Funkwitchu
Against Love (Phil Money “Double Up Dub”)
Diabolik
Black Dust

credits

released 31 October 2011
Done by Struk
Made by Brett Eclectic
for S.E.E.R. Inc.
Recorded @ The Funktorium
(unless otherwise st8d)
Artwrk/Design by B.E.

Upstart

The opening opus…

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struk_upstart

tracks

1. The Opus 26:47
2. Upstart 03:58
3. Against Love 04:45
4. Smokin’ Hot 03:38
5. The Pull 04:24
6. Complex 05:17
7. RXD4 05:25

credits

released 21 July 2011
Done by Struk
Made by Brett Eclectic
for S.E.E.R. Inc.
Recorded @ The Funktorium
Engineered by The Hands
Additional Shouts on “Upstart” & Synth Effects on “Complex” by XDJM
Artwrk & Design by B.E.