Producers Matt Cantor and Andy Gardner apparently met Victoria Newton at a recording studio when the two DJ's arrived early to hear part of Newton's work. Strike was formed there and then and the group began working together, though their early work went largely unnoticed. However, the handbag track 'U Sure Do' (which sampled "Serious" by Donna Allen) brought them into the public eye and eventually made No 4 in the UK Top 40 in 1995. They had a string of follow up hits but none of them had the same success of 'U Sure Do'. Their album 'I Saw The Future' set the scene for Strike's more progressive development, but by this time dance music had evolved and their work remained underground. Newton went on to a solo career in the early 2000's which was much supported by Paul Van Dyk.
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Strike Discography


MUSH33016.2 Strike I Saw The Future (Album) Fresh MUSH33016.2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MIX 1131 Strike U Sure Do (Single, Maxi) Fresh MIX 1131 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
FRSHT16 Strike Formula 1(12") Fresh FRSHT16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
D1231 Strike The Morning After (Free At Last) (Single, Maxi) Fresh D1231 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
QLPS 7158 Strike / Lovestation Strike / Lovestation - U Sure Do / Love Come Rescue Me(12") Quality Music (2) QLPS 7158 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
FRSHT43 Strike The Biteback EP(12", W/Lbl, EP, Sti) Fresh FRSHT43 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 83004 6 9 Strike Inspiration (Maxi, EP, Single) Fresh 7243 8 83004 6 9 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
5300158 Strike My Love Is For Real (Single, Maxi) Fresh 5300158 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
none Strike My Love Is For Real (Acetate, 12") The Exchange none UK 1996 Sell This Version
RTD 199.3348.3 Strike I Have Peace (Single, Maxi) Fresh RTD 199.3348.3 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
FUT 4 SINGLE SIDED Strike I Saw The Future (Wildcat's Ragage Dub Mix)(12", S/Sided) Not On Label FUT 4 SINGLE SIDED UK 1997 Sell This Version