Strictly Rhythm is the legendary house music label which has been shaping the face of house music since its inception in 1989. With Strictly Club Cuts Volume 1 (Released 24th February), they are inviting us to go back, way back to New York at the turn of the nineties, when today’s legends were the true pioneers of house music.
Strictly Club Cuts Volume 1 brings together twenty incredible dance numbers; some of the most iconic house cuts, combined thoughtfully with rarer tracks that every discerning house DJ should have in their collection. This dynamic collection works in several ways. It’s perfect as a playlist, reminds more experienced DJs of some of the forgotten pearls in their collections, and inspires new selectors to uncover the history of their craft and to find that tune for their next set that will turn heads and fill the dancefloors. With so many of these vinyl originals being the pride possessions of DJs, the opportunity to own digital copies keeps these house heirlooms in tip-top condition, whilst being able to play the highest quality copies to Strictly Rhythm afficionados and a new, eager audience.
Featuring renowned tracks from such celebrated house producers and Strictly Rhythm artists as DJ Sneak, Kenny Dope and Barbara Tucker, many available digitally for the very first time, Strictly Club Cuts Volume 1 is the first edition of a series that will build into the definitive Strictly Rhythm anthology, shining a light on classic house tracks simply too good not to be played on floors across the globe.
Strictly Rhythm said this about the series: “Strictly Club Cuts is a new series of monthly compilations for DJs to crate-dig into, to rediscover gems from their vinyl collection in digital format, to put them on the radar of the new generation and to showcase the depth and breadth of the label and the influence it still has today on the house music scene. Within the series you will find cuts under various aliases that helped launch the careers of many household names such as Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, DJ Pierre, George Morel, Armand Van Helden, Josh Wink, Danny Tenaglia and loads more!”
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Written by: Alejandro Serrano