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Strictly Rhythm announce 900th single

Kenny Dope and Roland Clark team up on landmark release

2017 Apr 04     
2 Bit Thugs

'Talk Dirty' will be available on 28 April

Veteran New York house label Strictly Rhythm will reach yet another milestone later this month when they drop their 900th single release.

Set up by Mark Finkelstein and Gladys Pizarro in 1989 - the first release being Tylon's Feel The Rhythm Of House - Strictly Rhythm is without doubt one the most revered labels in dance music history, having played a key role in launching the careers of DJs, artists and producers such as Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo, Armand Van Helden, Barbara Tucker, Ultra Nate, Josh Wink and many more. The label closed its doors in 2002, but was relaunched in a partnership with Defected Records in 2007 before becoming fully independent again a few years later.

For this landmark release, they've drafted in the services of two producers whose careers are as long-lived as the label itself - Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez and Roland Clark. The result is SR12900, or Talk Dirty - a lively little house chugger featuring a throbbing b-line, vaguely Latin-tinged, shuffly beats from Kenny and a mildy smutty spoken vocal from Clark.

The single's out on 28 April.





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