Strictly Underground Records

Strictly Underground Records

Profile:
Strictly Underground Records (S.U.R.) was established in 1988 and is owned and run by Mark Ryder.

S.U.R. was a prominent label throughout the UK rave era of 1988 to 1995. Initial releases were house/garage, but as the rave era progressed so did the label and releases became breakbeat/hardcore, then jungle/drum & bass. After the rave era dissolved the label went back to garage.
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Contact Info:
(defunct)
S.U. Corp
P.O.Box 300
Romford
Essex
RM5 2DL
England
UK

(defunct)
45 Junction Road
Romford
Essex
RM1 3QR
England
UK

tel: +44 (0)1708 760 953
fax: +44 (0)1708 768 103
Sites:
[l3132]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
06SU01 Light It Flash It  album cover Mark Ruff Ryder Light It Flash It(12", Ltd, Promo) Strictly Underground Records 06SU01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
06SU04 Move Your Body 07  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Move Your Body 07(12") Strictly Underground Records 06SU04 UK 2007 Sell This Version
06SUMIX001 Jack The House  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Jack The House(12", Promo) Strictly Underground Records 06SUMIX001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7 STUR 13 Get Down (Radio Mix)  album cover M-D-Emm Get Down (Radio Mix)(7") Strictly Underground Records 7 STUR 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7STURC 13 M-D-Emm Get Down 7STURC 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7STURCD 13 Get Down  album cover M-D-Emm Get Down(CD, Single, Ltd) Strictly Underground Records 7STURCD 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7STUR CD15 Move Your Feet  album cover M♦D♦Emm²* Move Your Feet(CD, Single, Ltd) Strictly Underground Records 7STUR CD15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7STURCD17 Protien  album cover Sonic Experience Protien(CD, Single, Ltd) Strictly Underground Records 7STURCD17 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7 STUR CD 29 Energy Rush (The Mixes)  album cover M D Emm* Energy Rush (The Mixes)(CD, Single) Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records 7 STUR CD 29 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12" STUR 22 Everybody Get Crazy Double Pack!  album cover Sonic Experience Everybody Get Crazy Double Pack!(2x12") Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records 12" STUR 22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
5757372 Jump To My Beat  album cover Wildchild Jump To My Beat(CD, Single) Hi Life Recordings 5757372 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DETROIT #1 Get Down  album cover M♦D♦Emm* Get Down(12") Detroit House DETROIT #1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
DJDUB Z 1 Sky's The Limit  album cover DJ Dubz Sky's The Limit DJDUB Z 1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DJ DUBZ-2 Scream  album cover DJ Dubz Scream DJ DUBZ-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EZS-7559 Do You Want Me  album cover Skeletor (2) Do You Want Me(12") Easy Street Records EZS-7559 US 1989 Sell This Version
HE-MAN-001 Check It Out / Space Talk  album cover Masters Of The Universe Check It Out / Space Talk HE-MAN-001 UK 1989 Sell This Version
HEMAN 002 Space Talk  album cover Masters Of The Universe Space Talk(12") Strictly Underground Records HEMAN 002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
HEMAN 003 The Answer  album cover Equation The Answer(12", Ltd) Strictly Underground Records HEMAN 003 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NAPA 1 Ayia Napa Theme  album cover VIP Crew Ayia Napa Theme NAPA 1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none A-Sides Inspirational Vibes / Jungle Jesus (Uncle 22 Remix)(Vinyl, W/Lbl) Strictly Underground Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Untitled  album cover M-D-Emm Untitled(12", Promo) Strictly Underground Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
PROJECT-4 Joy  album cover Mark Ryder Project* Joy(12", W/Lbl) Strictly Underground Records PROJECT-4 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PROMO STUR 80 Do I Feel Lucky  album cover Ruff Da' Menace* Do I Feel Lucky(12", S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Strictly Underground Records PROMO STUR 80 UK 1998 Sell This Version
QPM 3 Strictly Underground Records Live At Wembley  album cover Various Featuring D.J. Mark Ryder* And M.C. Paranoia* Various Featuring D.J. Mark Ryder* And M.C. Paranoia* - Strictly Underground Records Live At Wembley(CD, Mixed) Strictly Underground Records, Quality Price Music QPM 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RAID 506 Breaks, Bass & Bleeps 3  album cover Various Breaks, Bass & Bleeps 3(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RAID 506 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RELENT9T Joy  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Joy(12") Relentless Records RELENT9T UK 2000 Sell This Version
RELENT 9TP1 Joy  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Joy(12", Promo) Relentless Records RELENT 9TP1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RUFF 001 Rocket  album cover M Ryder* Rocket(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Strictly Underground Records RUFF 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RUFF-002 We Do It Ruff  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* We Do It Ruff RUFF-002 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RUFF-003 Ryders Rollin'  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* vs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Mark "Ruff" Ryder* vs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Ryders Rollin'(12", Promo, Whi) Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records RUFF-003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RUFF-004 Do It Now  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Do It Now(12") Strictly Underground Records RUFF-004 UK 2003 Sell This Version
RUMAT 11 Space Talk  album cover Masters Of The Universe Space Talk(12") Rumour Records RUMAT 11 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ryder TST 5 Disco Tec Disco Tec(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Strictly Underground Records Ryder TST 5 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Ryder TST 7 Unknown  album cover Hooligan Unknown(12") Strictly Underground Records Ryder TST 7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SAM 817 Mind, Body, Soul  album cover Fantasy UFO Mind, Body, Soul SAM 817 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SAM 818 Mind, Body, Soul  album cover Fantasy UFO Mind, Body, Soul (Single) SAM 818 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STFC CD1 Illegal Rave! The Real British Rave Scene (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991 - 1992)  album cover Various Illegal Rave! The Real British Rave Scene (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991 - 1992)(CD, Comp) Strictly Hardcore STFC CD1 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
STHC CD 1 Illegal Rave! (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991-1992)  album cover Various Illegal Rave! (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991-1992)(CD, Comp) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STHC CD2 Illegal Rave II 1992-1993 (Back To The Underground Scene)  album cover Various Illegal Rave II 1992-1993 (Back To The Underground Scene)(CD, Comp) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
STHC CD 3 Illegal Pirate Radio  album cover Various Illegal Pirate Radio(CD, Comp) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD 3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
STHC CD 4 Illegal Pirate Radio II  album cover Various Illegal Pirate Radio II(CD, Comp) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STHC CD6 Hardcore Junglistic Fever Vol. 1  album cover Various Hardcore Junglistic Fever Vol. 1(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD6 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STHC CD7 Hardcore Junglistic Fever Vol. 2  album cover Various Hardcore Junglistic Fever Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Strictly Hardcore STHC CD7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STHC LP3 Illegal Pirate Radio  album cover Various Illegal Pirate Radio(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Gol) Strictly Hardcore STHC LP3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
STRUR2K001 Joy  album cover Mark Ryder Project 4* Joy(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 002 Booyaka Beats  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Booyaka Beats(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 003 It's A Dream  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* It's A Dream(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 004 Move Your Body  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* & MC Vapour Mark "Ruff" Ryder* & MC Vapour - Move Your Body(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 004R Move Your Body (Remixes)  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Move Your Body (Remixes)(12", Promo, Blu) Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 004R UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2K005 Check This Bass  album cover Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & Mikey James* Feat. MC Para Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & Mikey James* Feat. MC Para - Check This Bass(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K005 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 006 Sound System Check  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Sound System Check STRUR2K 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 006R Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Sound System Check (Remix)(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Yel) Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 006R UK 2001 Sell This Version
Strur2k007 Mark Ruff Ryder* Bring The Danger(12", Tes) Strictly Underground Records Strur2k007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 008 All You Need Is Love  album cover Masters Of The Universe All You Need Is Love(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 008 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2K009 VIP Crew Ayia Napa Theme (Remix) STRUR2K009 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 010 Renegade Bass  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* & Mikey James* feat. MC Para Mark "Ruff" Ryder* & Mikey James* feat. MC Para - Renegade Bass(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 010 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 011 Killer Instinct  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Killer Instinct(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 011 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 012 The Train / Rave On  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* The Train / Rave On(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 012 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 012R The Train Remixes  album cover Mark Ruff Ryder The Train Remixes(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 012R UK Unknown Sell This Version
STRUR2K 013 Mistreated  album cover Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & MC Vapour Feat. Stashia Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & MC Vapour Feat. Stashia - Mistreated STRUR2K 013 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 016 R U Ready?  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* R U Ready?(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 016 UK 2003 Sell This Version
STRUR2K 016R R U Ready?  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* R U Ready?(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K 016R UK 2003 Sell This Version
STRUR2K R004 Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Move Your Body (Remixes)(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2K R004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2KR005 Check This Bass (Remixes)  album cover Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & Mikey James* Feat. MC Para Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* & Mikey James* Feat. MC Para - Check This Bass (Remixes)(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2KR005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2KR005 Check This Bass Rx  album cover M. Ryder* Check This Bass Rx(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Promo, TP, Gre) Strictly Underground Records STRUR2KR005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2KR 006 Sound System Check (Epic Remix)  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Sound System Check (Epic Remix)(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2KR 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STRUR2KR010 Renegade (Drum &) Bass  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* And Mikey James* Mark "Ruff" Ryder* And Mikey James* - Renegade (Drum &) Bass(12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR2KR010 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR2KR011 Killer Instinct (Remixes)  album cover Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* Feat. MC Vapour Mark 'Ruff' Ryder* Feat. MC Vapour - Killer Instinct (Remixes)(12", Ltd) Strictly Underground Records STRUR2KR011 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STRUR015 DP C X-Amount Of Wickedness  album cover Ruff Da Menace X-Amount Of Wickedness(2x12") Strictly Underground Records STRUR015 DP C UK 2003 Sell This Version
STUR2K 001 Joy (Live Mix)  album cover Mark Ryder Project 4* Joy (Live Mix) STUR2K 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
STUR 2K 002 Boo Yaka Beats  album cover Special MC & Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Special MC & Mark "Ruff" Ryder* - Boo Yaka Beats(12", Promo) Strictly Underground Records STUR 2K 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
STUR2K 006 Sound System Check  album cover Mark "Ruff" Ryder* Sound System Check(12", Cle) Strictly Underground Records STUR2K 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STUR004 Moonstompin'  album cover Under Cover Movement* Moonstompin'(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR004 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR005 The Burial  album cover Soundclash The Burial(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR005 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR006 Protien  album cover Sonic Experience Protien(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR006 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR007 Lets Go  album cover The Noise Engineer* Lets Go(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR007 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR008 The Best / You've Got To Believe  album cover The Full Dread* The Best / You've Got To Believe(12", Ltd) Strictly Underground Records STUR008 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR009 The Phuture Is Now  album cover Sonic Experience 2* The Phuture Is Now STUR009 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR 10 Untitled Revolution  album cover Tigers In Space Untitled Revolution STUR 10 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR 11 Babylon A Burn  album cover The Warrior Babylon A Burn STUR 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR 12 Jelly Wobble  album cover Noise Engineer Jelly Wobble STUR 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR 13 Get Down  album cover M-D-Emm Get Down (EP) STUR 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 14 Fantasy UFO Fantasy(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 14 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 15 Splif Up & Chill Out  album cover M♦D♦Emm²* Splif Up & Chill Out(12") Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records STUR 15 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 15 Move Your Feet  album cover M-D-Emm Move Your Feet STUR 15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STUR15R Splif Up & Chill Out (Remix)  album cover M♦D♦Emm²* Splif Up & Chill Out (Remix)(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Strictly Underground Records STUR15R UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 16 Alright! / Dancehall Dangerous!  album cover Hackney Hardcore Alright! / Dancehall Dangerous! STUR 16 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR16R Dancehall Dangerous! / Alright! (Remixes)  album cover Hackney Hardcore Dancehall Dangerous! / Alright! (Remixes)(12", Promo, S/Edition) Strictly Underground Records STUR16R UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 16R Illegal Rave! (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991 - 1992)  album cover Various Illegal Rave! (Strictly Hardcore - The Compilation 1991 - 1992)(LP, Comp, Ltd + 12", Single) Strictly Hardcore, Strictly Underground Records STUR 16R UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 17 Protien (Remixes)  album cover Sonic Experience 3* Protien (Remixes)(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 17 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 17R Sonic Experience Protien (Special Mixes)(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 17R UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 17X Protien (Special Mixes)  album cover Sonic Experience 3* Protien (Special Mixes)(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 17X UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 18 Caught With A Spliff  album cover Hackney Hardcore 2* Caught With A Spliff(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 18 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR18X Caught With A Spliff - Special Re-Mixes!  album cover Hackney Hardcore ²* Caught With A Spliff - Special Re-Mixes!(12", S/Edition) Strictly Underground Records STUR18X UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 19 Hypersonic / Headstrong  album cover Fantasy UFO³* Hypersonic / Headstrong(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 19 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 20 Stressed  album cover Multicore Stressed STUR 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 21 Fantasize Me  album cover Full Dread Fantasize Me STUR 21 UK 1993 Sell This Version
STUR 22 Everybody Gets Crazy Double Pack!  album cover Sonic Experience Everybody Gets Crazy Double Pack!(2x12", Ltd, Promo) Strictly Underground Records, Strictly Underground Records STUR 22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STUR 22 Everybody Gets Crazy!  album cover Sonic Experience 4* Everybody Gets Crazy! STUR 22 UK 1992 Sell This Version
STUR 22X Everybody Get Crazy Remixes  album cover Sonic Experience Everybody Get Crazy Remixes(12") Strictly Underground Records STUR 22X UK 1994 Sell This Version

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Jayfive

Jayfive

June 3, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
True story - back in the early 90s I was a naive teenager in the pre-internet days, I used to phone up a few record companies to find out a bit about upcoming singles and so on - for instance a nice lady at XL Recordings would tell me about Prodigy tour dates and the like.
So imagine my surprise when I phoned up Strictly Underground records using the number of the record sleeve and Mark Ryder himself answered the phone (what?, to my mind at the time 'companies' might they had receptionists and stuff. Just run with me on this one...)
Once I'd finished being a gushing fanboy we chatted for some while and I learnt a good few things about the music industry in general and the gulf between the corporate and the underground. Mr Ryder was more than happy to talk at length about the way he wanted to take his brand of music and his words definately went unminced - I recall the guy was particularly scathing about Suburban Base and their 'selling out' of the Smart-Es records.
S.U. was an excellent label which moved from early hardcore to full-on jungle with ease while never compromising. And mention has to be made for those charmingly home-made sounding adverts featured on some of the albums: 'oi oi! Strictly Underground Records in the place!'