S.R.-1 ‎– You Got The Love / Da Rhythm

Strictly Rhythm ‎– SR 1283
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 You Got The Love (Swing Mix) 5:02
A2 You Got The Love (House Mix) 5:07
B1 Da Rhythm (S.R. Mix) 6:38
B2 Da Rhythm (Da House Mix) 5:40

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Recorded at PHAMILY Studios, Chicago, Il.
Strictly Rhythm Pub.
℗ © Strictly Rhythm Records, Inc.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): SR 1283 YOU Dmm Europadisk NY 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): SR 1283 DA Rhythm Dmm Europadisk NY 12
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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November 3, 2007
'Da Rhythm' is probably the one and only track that is permanently on my wants list that I've never got hold of. I first heard it on a DJ Mag mixtape, a Strictly Rhythm mastermix by DJ Pierre IIRC. A stunning track that came to define the Strictly sound for me in the 90's. I didn't even realise it was the B-side to 'You got the love' nor that it was Roy Davis Jr behind it. Still searching for it!


November 8, 2002
edited about 1 year ago

Before I became practiced in The Art Of The Vinyl Junkie, this track (Da Rhythm), was one of the my most elusive to find. In fact it's probably the first record that I became obsessed about tracking down and acquiring; and remember, back in '92 when I first heard it on a mixtape by a local DJ from Chelmsford, Essex (UK) called Steve Reynolds, there was no internet available to the masses. This meant that there were no quick visits to various forums or websites like Discogs, a few clicks of the mouse and having that sought after record of your dreams winging it's way to you faster than you could say "Roy Davis Jr knows his sh*t"... no siree... if you wanted a tune badly it was a case of footslogging around record shops, fairs etc. and patience.

Well, my patience was rewarded after several years of searching, it eventually turned up in a second-hand record shop; and boy, did I feel good. Of course that initial rush passed quickly... but now I had the taste... there would be plenty more to come. The A-side has never grabbed me so it's all about the B-side with it's hypnotic repetition of the vocal

the rhythm... strictly... rhythm

that made the track a sort of de facto label anthem for those into the (early 90s) Strictly Rhythm (read New York) deep house sound. Roy, thanks for this track.