Strobe Records

Strobe Records

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Canadian House, Deep House label by Ron Allen and Hayden Andre Brown.

A Strobe compilation called "Strobe Records - The Sound Of Light" can be found on the British label World Series Records UK.

Label was relaunced in 2007.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
C7SCR014 Afterglow Featuring Perry Kemp Afterglow Featuring Perry Kemp - Come Back To Me(CD, Maxi) Scratch Records (10) C7SCR014 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NMST 002 Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* - The Voyage(5xFile, MP3, 320) Strobe Records NMST 002 US 2006
NMST010 The R.A.S.E. The Ron Allen Sound Experience(File, FLAC, MP3, EP) Strobe Records NMST010 US Unknown
NMST-033 The Hayden Andre Project* Tribal Life (2007 Remixes)(4xFile, MP3, 320) Strobe Records NMST-033 Canada 2007
NMST037 Various Strobe Revelutions Volume 1(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Strobe Records NMST037 US 2007
NMST-038 Ron Allen Art Of Luv(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Strobe Records NMST-038 Canada 2008
NMST-040 Ron Allen Reach Out(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Strobe Records NMST-040 Canada 2008
NMST-042 Ron Allen Angels Fall EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Strobe Records NMST-042 Canada 2008
NMST044 Deep 6 Syndicate Jak Attack(5xFile, MP3, 320) Strobe Records NMST044 US 2009
NYR 24177 Infra-Red Metamorphosis(12", MP) Strobe Records NYR 24177 2017 Sell This Version
QCD 2034 Various Club House - 100% Canadian Dance(CD, Comp) Quality Music (2), Canadian Independent Record Productions Association (CIRPA), MuchMusic QCD 2034 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
ST-001 Infra-Red Metamorphasis (EP) ST-001 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-002 Hayden Andre* Presents Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* Hayden Andre* Presents Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* - The Voyage ST-002 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-003 Transcendence Concepts Of Higher Dimension ST-003 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
ST-004 Infra-Red ...The Second Phase...(12") Strobe Records ST-004 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-005 Hayden Andre* Presents Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* Hayden Andre* Presents Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* - The Voyage (Remix)(12") Strobe Records ST-005 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-006 Helen Sharpe Got 2 Have Your Love ST-006 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-007 Infra-Red When Luv's The Feeling (Remix)(12") Strobe Records ST-007 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-008 The Hayden Andre Project* Tribal Life ST-008 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
ST-009 Kingdom Come Groovy Baby / Jungle Bliss ST-009 US 1992 Sell This Version
ST-010 The R.A.S.E. The Ron Allen Sound Experience ST-010 US 1991 Sell This Version
ST-012 Nick Holder The Digital Age - Double EP(2x12", EP) Strobe Records, Strobe Records, Strobe Records ST-012 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
ST-013 Sub-Culture* Featuring Marcus* Sub-Culture* Featuring Marcus* - Dreams(12") Strobe Records ST-013 US 1992 Sell This Version
ST-014 Afterglow Featuring Perry Kemp Afterglow Featuring Perry Kemp - Come Back To Me(12") Strobe Records ST-014 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
ST-015 Hayden Andre* 3rd Dimension EP (EP) ST-015 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ST-017 Jazil feat. Kolor Brown Jazil feat. Kolor Brown - Sugar ST-017 US 2007
ST-019 Trancendence Danze EP(File, MP3 + File, WAV) Strobe Records ST-019 Canada 2006
ST-028 Uncle Abner Blackmoon EP (EP) ST-028 US 2007
ST-031 Phil Baxley The Day After Tomorrow EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Strobe Records ST-031 US 2007
STR001 Infra Red* Metamorphasis(12", RE, RM) Strobe Records STR001 US 2017 Sell This Version

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ronallen3000

ronallen3000

June 21, 2011
The Sound of Light

It all began in Toronto – 1991 when producer/DJ’s Ron Allen and Hayden Andre fused their talents and formed Strobe Records, one of the most influential house music labels of its time. The popularity of Strobe grew very quickly and its unique sound spread through North America, Europe South America and Asia.

Prior to the formation of Strobe, Ron and Hayden were label mates at Bigshot Records along with Andrew Komis and Nick Fiorucci in the late 80′s, famous for their early releases of classic releases such as: Dionne “Come Get My Lovin” , Index “Give Me A Sign” , Jillian Mendez “Get Up” , and How II House “Time 2 feel The Rhythm” to name a few. This friendship blossomed into the creation of Strobe which at the time was influenced by the early Detroit Techno and Chicago House sound. Ron was heavily influenced by Detroit Techno founders Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson , Juan Atkins and also by the deep and soulful sounds of Mr Fingers (Larry Heard).

DJing was a lifestyle that laid the foundation for the deep love for the underground. Spending hours upon hours in the Mom n Pop record stores around Detroit and later Toronto, The search for the most unique and exciting music became the obsession. “The break from the mainstream was a breath of fresh air musically and played a major influence in the Strobe sound for there were no rules – just a dope groove to make the clubchilds go bananas on the dance floor!” “The mindset was Deep Space – not as in outer space but the deep space that exists in your mind – a place that only music can take you.”

With classic releases such as Subculture “The Voyage”, Helen Sharpe “Got 2 Have Your Love” (Juno nominated), Hayden Andre “Tribal Life” The R.A.S.E. “Get On Up” and Kingdom Come- “Groovy Baby/Jungle Bliss” , Strobe was one of the hottest selling house music labels around in the early 90′s. Strobe’s vision also gave birth to legendary producer, DJ and label owner Nick Holder who later formed DNH Records with the Release of Nick Holder “Digital Age”. “i have met so many great and talented people and visited so many great places and clubs because of this music” Ron and Hayden also did a number of collaborations with Plus 8 Records, Centrifuge Records, DNH Records, Roger Sanchez, Strictly Rhythm, Stickman Records, BBE, Global Underground, Elevation Recordings, M1, Nick Holder, Jason B. Demarcus Lewis, Mike Schilling and many more.

Ron and Hayden made the departure from Bigshot in 1991 and formed Strobe records soon after. Working out of Toronto Hip-Hop Pioneer Ron Nelson‘s studio for a number of years Strobe began to make its mark on the international music radar. Strobe music was available only on vinyl in the early 90′s as 12″ singles with a number of exclusive releases available on colored vinyl. Records were pressed at National Sound Corporation (NSC) in Detroit by Ron Murphy (R.I.P) “It was so cool because Ron would let us come in while he was cutting the master and we would inscribe messages right onto the vinyl – that’s underground!” Licencing deals were plentiful inn those times and business was booming for Strobe… and then the bootlegging began. At this time the transition to CD from vinyl was taking place. Vinyl was very expensive to manufacture and a number of core distributors went out of business. “It was a time of transition not only for the music business, but for the music scene as well with the heavy influx of “fashionable” drugs and a tuned out audience, the love of the music for the music seemed to disappear” in Ron’s opinion.

Ron and Hayden decided to disband Strobe in 1994 to pursue other ventures and life choices. Ron began to explore other musical genres and business ventures and has since had a successful career as a music producer and songwriter. After a long break and with the influence of the new digital music business Ron decided to relaunch Strobe in 2006 as a digital label. “The love of house music was still in my veins and I wanted this incredible music to live on” The Strobe Classics are now available online and also there are many new releases available on Strobe. The label continues to make classic records such as Deep 6 Syndicate “On and On” , Jazil ft. Kolor Brown “Sugar” , Hayden Andre Project “Tribal life 2007 Remixes” , Ron Allen “Reach Out” , and 3 blazin singles from Chach “Until” , “Luv” and “Starlight” plus many more. “I do it not for money but for the love of underground music and the freedom I feel when I am making it”.

Look out for more new releases from Strobe which are available at Traxsource , Beatport , and JunoDownload. “I have stayed away from iTunes and the bigger stores because my market is the DJ and I make the music for them. DJ’s have always supported Strobe and therefore I will continue to make the music available to them exclusively.”

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***New Strobe Release June 2011 – Geneva.b “Uncomplicated” available at Traxsource and Beatport ***
Roger_Thornhill

Roger_Thornhill

March 31, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
"Shout to" Strobe Records!
They didn't have many releases, but there's plenty to remember of. Very classy deep sounds, tracks that should stand as true landmarks, with the talented Ron Allen & his pal Hayden Andre Brown behind them: Helen Sharpe - Got 2 Have Your Love, Subculture - The Voyage & Dreams, Kingdom Come - Groovy Baby & Jungle Bliss, Broken Chains etc. Canada was definitely on the House Music map.