The Strictly Rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. It's a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it's almost 30 year lifespan. Countless classics passed through the NYC offices of Mark Finkelstein and Gladys Pizarro and this brand new 'Strictly Classics' series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it's immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. That's right, the 'proper' mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12" for optimal sonic playback.
The second instalment of this essential repress series sees the amazing 'Bass Tone' from Sole Fusion (aka Louie Vega) take up side A. It's a truly deep slice of that NYC grit that works on every level, the rough with the smooth, trademark Vega-isms and those drums! A sure-shot. On the flip is yet another gem - Hardrive's 'Just Believe' which is certainly a knowing nod back to the Disco days delivered with gusto by Louie Vega and the maestro Tony Humphries. Do not sleep on this, over 10 mins of that Funk!
Published: 14th June 2018