With the Masters At Work name under contract elsewhere at the peak of their career, Kenny Dope and Louie Vega had little choice but to work under other names for their Strictly Rhythm projects.
Hardrive became popular, largely thanks to the iconic ‘Deep Inside’ vocal hook (from, Barbara Tucker’s ‘Beautiful People’) and bass line, which helped made the track become one of House Music’s most memorable hits. “Sometimes a record just manages to capture and distill the true essence of what this is all about and ‘Deep Inside’ is one such record, it bears all the hallmarks of golden era Masters At Work, all the signposts of what was happening in NYC’s clubs in the early to mid-90’s were there within its grooves. You know a record is good when it’s still being, quite literally, hammered nearly 25 years later”. It’s no surprise even Kanye West would sample this classic to make another chart topping track! This one’s a straight up essential for any self-respecting house music aficionado. Available for the first time as a 7″.
Original mix on the A, Dub on the Flip as part of the Get On Down collectors 7″ series.