Strain/Initiation

A 2 track funk single (6m 59s) — released May 14th 2021 on Delights 45

The Jerusalem-based label Delights is walking out of the winter lockdown with a brand new 45 and a brand new name to its psych-funk roster - Sapria.


Born out of a spontaneous studio session back in late 2018, Sapria is an alloy of creative minds from Berlin and Jerusalem: Sun Ra Bullock (X.A. Cute/Edelfaul Records) and Markey Funk (Group Modular/Delights) - on keys, Itai Anker (Hynom/Andarta/Raash Records) - on bass, and Yadin Katz (The Turbans/YMKA) - on drums. Their debut 7'' features the first two cuts from that session, enhanced and produced by Markey Funk two years later: the tense, accelerating, Goblin-like horror-funk banger "Strain", paired with deep, dark, almost gothic slow-burner "Initiation" on the flipside.

With a strong taste of classic late 70's video nasties, the two cuts make this long-awaited new Delights treat one of the label's heaviest offerings to date.

[...] a banger, which got our cinematic senses at an all time high [...] - Skeme Richards The Nostalgia King/Rock Steady Crew, USA

***** Be afraid, be very afraid, but definitely get yourself a copy before it sells out! - Tony Lansdowne monkeyboxing.com, UK

Think John Carpenter meeting James Brown dressed as Dracula on a dark October night while trick or treating and breaking out in a spontaneous jam session. - DJ Prestige Flea Market Funk, USA

**** Cosmic-horror funk that’s sure to please lovers of breaks and psychedelia in equal measure. - Paul Osborne Shindig! magazine, UK

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