Oktober Davila — SistaStroke


About Blessed with natural musical talent and the uncanny ability to nurture her gift through a relentless pursuit of inspiration, Sista Stroke is an emerging force in modern underground music. Her musical roots grow deep and span across the boundaries of genre and geography. She is a child of the b-boy generation whose journey though life has included living in Houston, San Antonio, Panama, McLean (VA), most recently Chicago, with a stopover in Los Angeles, and now London, England. The rich cultural textures of these cities reverberate in her music.Sista Stroke came up musically as a member of the legendary Rebel Crew, a musical family founded in Houston in the mid 80s by Joe B. and Rick Partida. As part of the Rebel Crew she played styles ranging from Hip Hop to Dance Hall, Jungle to Jazz, and Breaks to House always remaining anchored in soulful music. Her skills did not go unnoticed and she soon developed a following which called her to the road. In virtually no time Sista Stroke developed a hardcore fan base in cities around the United States, England and Mexico. She is known for beatin it hard, yet strokin’ the soul with an incredibly moving blend of deep, funky, and spiritual house music (however, she has more than just house in her arsenal).She has often been booked to open for various acts, ranging from house to hip-hop, such as Afrika Bambaattaa, The Executioners, Tortured Soul, King Britt, Derrick Carter, Joey Beltram, Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, Method Man, Boo Williams, Mark Farina, Kaskade, and Super Jane (Lady D, Colette, Dayhota, and DJ Heather). However, she has now become a headliner herself through consistency in her DJing and a growing discography. As a producer, Sista Stroke has found a place musically where she can truly explore the depths of her creativity. In 2004 she became the preeminent in-house producer/remixer for Mother Tongue and Innuendo Records. Over the past five years she has released records on Mother Tongue, D’Lectable Rec, Privat Box, Dusttrax, and Hook-Up Tunes to name a few, along with some of the most sought after white labels in the industry. Through her original creations and remix work, Sista Stroke has made a name for herself in underground music. She is now poised to make her mark on the industry with projects on Revolutionary Music as well as several other lucky labels. Her releases on Revolutionary Music range from House to Hip Hop to down-tempo.You can catch Sista Stroke on her radio show, Brick City House, every Wednesday evening at 7pm GMT, on Chicago House FM.  To Join the Brick City House Group, you can click here, or to Listen to past shows click here.   Sista Stroke also has a show called "Freak Freely", which airs every Friday at 6pm EST (5pm CST, 11pm GMT).  This one is streamed via Ustream straight from her site; so if you miss Wednesday's shows you can always catch Friday's to get your weekend started off on the right foot!For updates, upcoming shows, info, or to join Sista Stroke’s mailing list, please visit her at her Facebook page.
Revolutionary Music Records, D'Lectable Music, others...
Nina Simone
United Kingdom

Soulful, bouncy, banger ... that about sums it up!

It's a mix, Freaks! Especially made for Alain Baylon's radio show.