Strictly Rhythm

Strictly Rhythm

Profil:
NOTE: Be aware of the Strictly Rhythm UK label as well.

The New York-based label Strictly Rhythm was set up in 1989 by genial dance music mogul Mark Finkelstein and A&R expert Gladys Pizarro. The label subsequently expanded into Europe, moving into the commercial sector with a diverse roster including Reel 2 Real, Josh Wink, and the young Armand Van Helden.

Strictly Rhythm folded in October 2002 after entering into a venture with Warner Music Group nine months earlier, but after four years of legal wrangling, Mark Finkelstein was able to get control of the label, its trademark, and all recordings and publishing rights. In 2006 relaunched worldwide with the assistance of the British label Defected.

Strictly rhythm Records, Inc. is the label's incorporated company.

In 2013, the label's recording catalogue was acquired by BMG Rights Management. Since January 2013, Strictly Rhythm continues to release new recordings independently.
Sublabel
Mutterlabel:
Kontakt::
Strictly Rhythm Records, Inc.
626 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556
USA

Heather Nash, head of publishing
heather@strictly.com

Phil Cheeseman, head of licensing
phil@strictly.com
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Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
12AMPMDJ130 You're The Reason Plattencover Wamdue Project You're The Reason(12", Promo) AM:PM 12AMPMDJ130 UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
12cool287 Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) Plattencover River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) 12cool287 UK 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
12MOREL-001 Let's Groove Plattencover George Morel Feat. Heather Wildman George Morel Feat. Heather Wildman - Let's Groove(12") Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 12MOREL-001 UK 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
12 MULTY 4 You Bring Me Joy Plattencover Rhythm Factor You Bring Me Joy(12") Multiply Records 12 MULTY 4 UK 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
12STFDJ001 Stranger Than Fiction Plattencover Ultra Naté Stranger Than Fiction(12", Smplr) Strictly Rhythm 12STFDJ001 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
12TIVX-62 Let's Groove Plattencover George Morel Featuring Heather Wildman George Morel Featuring Heather Wildman - Let's Groove(12", Ltd) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 12TIVX-62 UK 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
12WALK4R Bad Enough (The Smokin’ Beats Remixes) Plattencover CZR Feat. Darryl Pandy CZR Feat. Darryl Pandy - Bad Enough (The Smokin’ Beats Remixes)(12") Sidewalk Music Inc. 12WALK4R UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
1898 What You Need Plattencover Powerhouse Feat Duane Harden Powerhouse Feat Duane Harden - What You Need(CD, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm, Defected, F1 1898 Australia 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
6313-2 Strictly Rhythm Superjams Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm Superjams(CD, Comp) Strictly Rhythm 6313-2 US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
12153 SR350EP 2 Strictly Miami EP 2 Plattencover Various Strictly Miami EP 2(12", EP) Strictly Rhythm 12153 SR350EP 2 UK 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
015 500-2 Here We Go Again Plattencover Soul DuJour Here We Go Again(CD, Single) Planetworks 015 500-2 Greece 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2048-2 (none) In My House (Mix by DJ צ'ופי) Plattencover Various In My House (Mix by DJ צ'ופי)(CD, Comp) Strictly Rhythm, Phonokol Ltd. 2048-2 (none) Israel 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
051871 2 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(CD, Album) Jive, Strictly Rhythm 051871 2 Netherlands 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
153 578-2 Best Of Plattencover Wamdue Project Best Of(CD, Comp) Urban 153 578-2 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
156297-2 What You Need Plattencover Powerhouse Feat. Duane Harden Powerhouse Feat. Duane Harden - What You Need(CD, Maxi) Urban, Strictly Rhythm 156297-2 Europe 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
156 572-2 You're The Reason Plattencover Wamdue Project You're The Reason(CD, Maxi) Urban, Strictly Rhythm, Universal 156 572-2 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
156629-2 (Just) Me And You Plattencover New Vision (Just) Me And You(CD, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm, Urban 156629-2 Europe 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
158 135-1 Desire Plattencover Ultra Naté Desire(2x12") Urban, Strictly Rhythm 158 135-1 Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
0518712 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(CD, Album) Strictly Rhythm 0518712 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
533 732-1 Resource Toolbook Volume One Plattencover Wamdue Project Resource Toolbook Volume One(2x12", Album) Urban 533 732-1 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
557 583-2 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(CD, Album) Strictly Rhythm, Motor Music, Urban Tracks 557 583-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
559 037-2 Strictly Rhythm - The Deeper State Of Sound Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm - The Deeper State Of Sound(CD, Comp, Mixed) Urban 559 037-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
559086-2 Strictly Rhythm - Urban Sessions. 01 Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm - Urban Sessions. 01(CD, Comp, Mixed) Urban 559086-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
562 488-2 King Of My Castle Plattencover Wamdue Project King Of My Castle (Single) 562 488-2 UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
562867 2 Desire Plattencover Ultra Naté Desire(CD, Maxi) AM:PM, AM:PM, Strictly Rhythm 562867 2 UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
567 617-2 New Kind Of Medicine Plattencover Ultra Naté New Kind Of Medicine(CD, Enh) Motor Music GmbH, Strictly Rhythm, Urban 567 617-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
569 481-2 Got Funk? Plattencover Funkjunkeez* Got Funk?(CD, Maxi) Urban Tracks 569 481-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
569 827-2 Found A Cure Plattencover Ultra Naté Found A Cure(CD, Maxi) Urban Tracks, Strictly Rhythm 569 827-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
570 341-2 You Don't Know Plattencover Mass Syndicate Feat. Su Su Bobien Mass Syndicate Feat. Su Su Bobien - You Don't Know(CD, Single) FFRR, Strictly Rhythm 570 341-2 UK & Europe 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
571 455-2 Free Plattencover Ultra Naté Free (Maxi) 571 455-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
573 355-2 Move Around Plattencover Blunt Funkers Move Around(CD, Maxi) Urban, Strictly Rhythm 573 355-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
573 985-1 Keep On Groovin' Plattencover DJ Sneak Keep On Groovin'(12") Strictly Rhythm, Urban, Motor Music GmbH 573 985-1 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
573 985-2 Keep On Groovin' Plattencover DJ Sneak Keep On Groovin'(CD, Maxi) Motor Music GmbH, Urban, Strictly Rhythm 573 985-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
580 941-1 Higher (Feel It) Plattencover R.A.W. Higher (Feel It)(12") A&M PM, Strictly Rhythm 580 941-1 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
581 741-2 We Can Make It Plattencover Moné We Can Make It(CD, Single, Ltd) AM:PM, Strictly Rhythm 581 741-2 UK 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
0581872 New Kind Of Medicine Plattencover Ultra Naté New Kind Of Medicine(CD, Single) Strictly Rhythm, Jive 0581872 Benelux 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
582 645-2 Found A Cure Plattencover Ultra Natē* Found A Cure(CD, Single) AM:PM, A&M Records, Strictly Rhythm 582 645-2 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
582 647-1 Found A Cure (Remixes) Plattencover Ultra Naté Found A Cure (Remixes)(12") AM:PM, Strictly Rhythm 582 647-1 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
582 751-2 New Kind Of Medicine (Remixes) Plattencover Ultra Naté New Kind Of Medicine (Remixes)(CD, Single) AM:PM, A&M Records, Strictly Rhythm 582 751-2 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
740 090-2 D.J. Club Mix Vol. 11 Plattencover Various D.J. Club Mix Vol. 11(CD, Comp, Mixed) PolyTel, Numuzik 740 090-2 Canada 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
740 090-4 D.J. Club Mix Vol. 11 Plattencover Various D.J. Club Mix Vol. 11(Cass, Comp) PolyTel, Numuzik 740 090-4 Canada 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
740 125-2 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(CD, Album) Strictly Rhythm 740 125-2 Canada 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
8 52705 1 Are You Ready For Some More? Plattencover Reel 2 Real Are You Ready For Some More?(2xLP, Album) EMI, Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 8 52705 1 UK 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
889662 Another Classic Dance Tracks Compilation Plattencover Todd*, "Little" Louie* & Kenny "Dope"* Todd*, "Little" Louie* & Kenny "Dope"* - Another Classic Dance Tracks Compilation(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Strictly Rhythm, Edisom 889662 Portugal 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
889664 The Deep And Slow Plattencover Various The Deep And Slow(CD, Comp) Edisom, Lda. 889664 Portugal 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
900001 4 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(Cass, Album) Strictly Rhythm, Sony (Türkiye) Müzik ve Sanat A.S. 900001 4 Turkey 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
1009068-1 Strictly Rhythm - Underground Tracks Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm - Underground Tracks(CD, Comp) Paradoxx Music 1009068-1 Brazil 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
1009088-1 Situation:Critical Plattencover Ultra Naté Situation:Critical(CD, Album) Paradoxx Music 1009088-1 Brazil 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
190 736.2 No Love Lost Plattencover CeCe Rogers* No Love Lost(CD, Single, Car) Scorpio Music 190 736.2 France 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
2105940 Distortion Plattencover The Pianoheadz Distortion(12") Noise Traxx 2105940 Belgium 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
23 22898-2 Love Me Plattencover Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Feat. Nelson* Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Feat. Nelson* - Love Me(CD, Single, Car) Belgian House Mafia, Strictly Rhythm, Mostiko 23 22898-2 Belgium 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
5318412 Strictly Rhythm - House Classics 1990-1996 Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm - House Classics 1990-1996(CD, Comp, Mixed) Urban 5318412 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
5331312 Strictly Rhythm [The Next Generation - Da Future Sound Of House] Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm [The Next Generation - Da Future Sound Of House](CD, Mixed) Strictly Rhythm, Urban, Motor Music GmbH 5331312 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
5337482 Energy & Harmony Plattencover Planet Soul Energy & Harmony(CD, Album) Urban, Motor, Strictly Rhythm 5337482 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
5339712 Strictly Rhythm Presents Strictly Pride Plattencover Various Strictly Rhythm Presents Strictly Pride(CD, Mixed) Urban 5339712 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
5339722 The Best (Greatest Hits) Plattencover Armand Van Helden The Best (Greatest Hits)(CD, Comp) Urban, Motor, Strictly Rhythm 5339722 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
5398462 Strictly Pride '97 Plattencover Boris Dlugosch Strictly Pride '97(CD, Comp, Mixed) Motor Music GmbH, Strictly Rhythm 5398462 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
8301452 The Greatest Hits '94 - Volume 2 Plattencover Various The Greatest Hits '94 - Volume 2(CD, Comp) EVA 8301452 Netherlands 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
8811712 I Like To Move It Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It(CD, Maxi, Car) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 8811712 Australia 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
11001669 Move It! Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - Move It!(LP, Album) Strictly Rhythm 11001669 Colombia 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
092742457 2 Be Free Plattencover Live Element Be Free(CD, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm 092742457 2 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
0927 44479-0 Follow Me Plattencover Aly Us* Follow Me(12") Strictly Rhythm, WEA Music 0927 44479-0 France 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
0927 47616 0 It Feels Good Plattencover Team Factor feat. Kenny Bobien Team Factor feat. Kenny Bobien - It Feels Good(12", Maxi) Strictly Rhythm 0927 47616 0 UK 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
3218-38031-2 Stranger Than Fiction Plattencover Ultra Naté Stranger Than Fiction (Album) 3218-38031-2 Indonesia 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
3218 38931-4 Stranger Than Fiction Plattencover Ultra Naté Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Strictly Rhythm 3218 38931-4 Indonesia 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
8573 80753 2 That Sound Plattencover Michael Moog That Sound(CD, Single) FFRR, Strictly Rhythm 8573 80753 2 UK & Europe 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
0.9274.24560 Be Free Plattencover Live Element Be Free(12") Strictly Rhythm 0.9274.24560 Benelux 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
0927440830 Live Element Be Free(12") Warner Music (Germany), Strictly Rhythm 0927440830 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
0927 442052 Everybody Be Somebody Plattencover Ruffneck Feat. Yavahn* Everybody Be Somebody(CD, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm, WEA Records 0927 442052 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
0927 444142 Follow Me Plattencover Aly Us* Follow Me(CD, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm, Strictly Rhythm, WEA Music, WEA Music 0927 444142 France 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
0927 476160 It Feels Good Plattencover Team Factor It Feels Good(12") Strictly Rhythm 0927 476160 Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
7567-96261-0 LB My Family Depends On Me Plattencover Simone My Family Depends On Me(12") Strictly Rhythm, EastWest 7567-96261-0 LB Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 30965 2 7 Move It! Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - Move It! (Album) 7243 8 30965 2 7 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 52705 2 9 Are You Ready For Some More? Plattencover Reel 2 Real Are You Ready For Some More?(CD, Album) Strictly Rhythm, Positiva 7243 8 52705 2 9 UK & Europe 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81171 2 8 I Like To Move It Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It(CD, Single) Positiva, Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81171 2 8 UK 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81209 2 0 Beautiful People Plattencover Barbara Tucker Beautiful People(CD, Single) Positiva, Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81209 2 0 Australia 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81245 2 2 I Like To Move It Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It(CD, Single) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81245 2 2 Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81408 2 9 I Like To Move It Plattencover Reel To Real* Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel To Real* Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It(CD, Single, Car) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm, EMI 7243 8 81408 2 9 Netherlands 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81442 2 3 I Like To Move It Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It(CD, Single) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81442 2 3 UK & Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81489 2 4 Go On Move Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - Go On Move(CD, Maxi) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81489 2 4 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81728 2 0 Can You Feel It? Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - Can You Feel It?(CD, Single) Positiva, Strictly Rhythm 7243 8 81728 2 0 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 81857 2 1 Raise Your Hands Plattencover Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - Raise Your Hands (Single) 7243 8 81857 2 1 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 83137 2 8 Are You Ready For Some More? Plattencover Reel 2 Real Are You Ready For Some More?(CD, Single) EMI, Positiva 7243 8 83137 2 8 Netherlands 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8 85939 2 2 Everybody Dance (The Horn Song) Plattencover Barbara Tucker Everybody Dance (The Horn Song) (Single) 7243 8 85939 2 2 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
74321 122962 In Order To Dance 4 Plattencover Various In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp) R & S Records, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 74321 122962 Belgium 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
453453453453 Rabbit In The Moon The Next Strictly Rhythm Generation(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Strictly Rhythm 453453453453 US 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
07243 85270543 Are You Ready For Some More? Plattencover Reel 2 Real Are You Ready For Some More?(Cass, Album) EMI 07243 85270543 Malaysia 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
732183 001764 I Get Lifted Plattencover Barbara Tucker I Get Lifted(7xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 001764 US 2014
732183022769 So Deep, So Good  Plattencover M & M So Deep, So Good (3xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183022769 US 2007
732183202062 Luv' Dancin Plattencover Underground Solution Luv' Dancin(4xFile, AIFF) Strictly Rhythm 732183202062 US 2017
732183 203465 Feel It / Waterfalls Plattencover After Hours Feel It / Waterfalls(6xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 203465 US 2014
732183 206961 Can You Feel It Plattencover CLS Can You Feel It(5xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 206961 US 2014
732183 207265 Sindae Plattencover Hardrive Featuring L.G.* Hardrive Featuring L.G.* - Sindae(5xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 207265 US 2014
732183216960 Just Believe Plattencover Hardrive Just Believe(File, AIFF) Strictly Rhythm 732183216960 US 2017
732183 217363 The Rhythmz Plattencover Deep Soul The Rhythmz(4xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 217363 US 2014
732183217769 House Of Love Plattencover Smooth Touch House Of Love(4xFile, MP3, 320) Strictly Rhythm 732183217769 US 2007
732183 219664 Who Dares To Believe In Me? Plattencover The Believers Who Dares To Believe In Me?(4xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 219664 US 2014
732183 220066 Morel's Grooves Part 4 Plattencover George Morel Morel's Grooves Part 4(4xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 220066 US 2014
732183221261 House Of Love (The Raise Your House Mix) Plattencover Smooth Touch House Of Love (The Raise Your House Mix)(File, MP3, 320) Strictly Rhythm 732183221261 US 2017
732183 225160 Generate Power Plattencover Photon, Inc.* Feat. Paula Brion Photon, Inc.* Feat. Paula Brion - Generate Power(5xFile, WAV) Strictly Rhythm 732183 225160 US 2014

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lastmonkeyleft

lastmonkeyleft

19. Juni 2019
Boy a lot of peope talking shit about Strictly Rhythm - maybe its not that SR had a lot of mediocre/bad titles, it's just that you don't have the patience to dig. Beyond the dozens of classic house tracks they released, some underground, some a bit more commercial, there are tons of little sleeper tracks in their catalogue that you can scoop for under $5. I have about 100 of their releases and none of it filler. Yes, some records are for maybe a mix or a particular track, but it's because it delivers and stands up. I think the same complaints could be made of Nervous and King Street. But to imply that Gladys or anyone working for SR was more interested in putting out loads of bullshit than quality music is ignorant and insulting.
groovefactory

groovefactory

2. April 2019
People who's favorite track from SR was released in 2017 should immediately disqualified from commenting here. With Mark and Gladys at the helm, SR was an monster in the early days of house. Every big player at the time (Roger S, DJ Pierre, Armand Van Helden, Dana Kelly, Todd Terry, Louie Vega and Kenny Dope, Mood II Swing etc) were on SR. What happened to them in the last 15 years is unfortunate, but to say you know house and not feel a BIG DEPT to Strictly, shows a serious lack of knowing your history.
muddygoldfish

muddygoldfish

18. Juni 2017
lovin these comments...nu groove records at the time were the main lable with strictly releasing a couple of tracks at the time, nu groove faded off strictly just ploughed through releasing a 12inc every week, early releases were good not now......big up morels grooves..
justsaysean

justsaysean

18. Dezember 2016
Of course SR released lots of classics but bloody heck they produced far more average tracks. Been flicking thru most of the tracks and I rarely come across any real cutting edge,inventive tunes. So generic. For me personally my fave is hardhead-demon dreams-gravediggin mix. A real dark head nodder.
ilevel

ilevel

26. November 2016
SR is all about Logic "The Warning" and Scram "No sleep tonight"
yellow_roland

yellow_roland

22. November 2014
some good comments here :-) ... "what are the truly memorable classic releases??" aside from those already mentioned, 4 more of mine, from 1990 ... (18) Tech Nine (The Rubba Mix ... boomin'!), (19) Raw Power, (22) DV8, (23) E-Culture and 4 from '92 ... (73) Phuture (Rise!), (98) Djaimin (licensed), (103) Code 718, (106) DJ Pierre
tracks to love forever ...
FunkyCold

FunkyCold

9. Juli 2008
For me this label was a let down. The potential was there, the quantity was there but the quality wasnt. I mean what are the truly memorable classic releases?? CLS maybe, a few other decent releases but nothing ground breaking which is poor when you consider how big their catalog is / was. I mean look at the size of it. It dwarfs nearly all independents

If the A & R had severly tighten up and pushed artists into producing their best rather than rushing out 'just another release', which inevitably was sub standard poldy noise, things could have been very different

Still you cant have it both ways and at least they paid there artists and ran a reputable business!
Frontosa

Frontosa

29. Oktober 2007
My issue with Strictly Rhythm records is that for every great song they put out, you'll find 20 other pieces of crap they also released. Of course they've given us outstanding classics, too many to list here, but I feel they didn't use enough discretion and released too many records, a lot of them completely worthless. I dig through the used section in record stores in New York City all the time. I always come across tons of Strictly Rhythm records and most of the time it is utterly disapointing. Look at how many releases they have. Too many in my oppinion if a lot sound like garbage.
ledjfab

ledjfab

14. Juli 2007
geändert over 12 years ago
Huge House label that just got re-activated from the UK (their website is now back online). You just couldn't avoid Strictly Rhythm in the 90's. It was a very important label that turned many people into electronic music. As for the musical taste, it's every man for itself. The majority of the S.R. catalog is not very well known and was not entirely available to the general public due to the format. But everyone seems to agree on the best stuff: Erick Morillo, Armand Van Helden, MAW, Barbara Tucker, Todd Terry, Josh Wink... I agree that the end was nothing like the beginning. Projects like Soul Du Jour, or even that Crystal Waters single sampling "The Price Is Right" were not typical from the label in my opinion. But, if you search their catalog extensively, you will most definitely find something that fits your tastes. I personally enjoyed the works from Roger Sanchez, Endangered Species, TNT Experience, some of DJ Pierre and George Morel. I hope future releases will not disappoint us. Remixes of "Higher State Of Consciousness" are coming soon, as well as that new Todd Terry single. We can dream on again!
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

25. April 2006
geändert over 6 years ago
Strictly Rhythm was a glorious label and the best times in my opinion was from 1990 to 1994. Strictly are credited for being the first label pushing forward the US Garage sound for a wider audience and bringing it worldwide. Both Pizzaro and Finklestein were skilled in their buisness by creating a large network with producers. Everyone released a track on this label. I believe at their most productive era they released like 4-5 records a week. They kept a steady pace with good releases uptil '98-'99 but then the Ibiza went commercial and Strictly put a foot into that area... Bad Idea. And by then it was over for my part. Alot of cheese were released and the sound they were known to push was slowly decaying. Not just the Label itself but the garage sound took a slow downfall all over the world.
Many people are scared to really dig into this label because Strictly didn't just release good tracks. With an output of 4 releases a week you would be sure there was some crap comming out with the good ones as well. If you really want to buy records from their massive back catalouge you ought to do some research to filter out the poor releases. But stick to the early ninetees and you will find bombs a-plenty.
Today i don't hear much talk about Strictly which i think is A shame. They released tons of classics like the Hardrive EP, 'Beautiful People', 'Luv Dancin' & loads more. Many of Masters At Work's tracks released here are in my opinion their finest. They raised stars like Roger Sanchez, Barbara Tucker and Armand Van Helden. And i think the label was the biggest responsibility of really making the Garage sound widespread all around the world.
The biggest label in New York that excisted still lives with me. Respect and RIP!!

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