Legendary NYC house label Strictly Rhythm is celebrating a mammoth 3 decades of cutting edge, roof-raising house music. Truly a benchmark.
Originally founded in 1989 by the dynamic pairing of music industry man Mark Finkelstein and A&R expert Gladys Pizarro, Strictly tapped directly into the fertile New York underground and after hours club scene, helping to launch and bolster the recording careers of dance music luminaries like Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Ultra Nate, Todd Terry, Wamdue Project, DJ Sneak, Louie Vega and many more. Strictly Rhythm is easily one of the most recognisable and respected dance music powerhouses of all time.
Across 3 limited double vinyl offerings, the Strictly catalogue has been expertly picked over to present a snapshot of some of the most earth shattering house music to emanate from the streets of New York City. A who’s who of producers and artists, all killer and no filler. End to end classics that help to tell the story of one of dance music’s most well loved labels. Classic cuts and essentials from Danny Tenaglia (Code 718), George Morel, Kerri Chandler (KCYC), Louie Vega and more all feature on part 1 in their unedited, 12″ mix glory with classics from 1991 to 1995.
Red Vinyl Repress. Fully legit, remastered and selected with love courtesy of Strictly Rhythm for 2020. Happy birthday Strictly Rhythm!
A1. Code 718 – Equinox (Heavenly Club Mix)
A2. CLS – Can You Feel It (In House Dub)
B1. George Morel – Let’s Groove
B2. KCYC – I’m Not Dreaming (Mystipsychotix Mix)
C1. Hardrive – Deep Inside
C2. Groove Patrol – Need Your Love (Original Mix)
D1. Lou² – Freaky (The “Bar Heads” Mix)
D2. Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk)