Aly Us – Follow Me
Starting this list is Aly Us’ “Follow Me” – A track which lyrics capitalise on why the world should be a peaceful place, instead of all the ‘fighting’ and hate towards one another. It’s classic Strictly Rhythm, as you know and love it.
Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor
The proclaimed ‘king of disco’ actually started out on Strictly Rhythm, surprisingly enough. The 1994 release saw Van Helden display some of his key characteristics, way before the release of bangers like “My My My” and “You Don’t Know Me”. Armand would then go on to produce for a multitude of different labels.
Logic – Blues For You
Another 1994 release now. This time, we have a collaboration of house giants, via the likes of Roger Sanchez, Wayne Gardiner and more. This track is quite floaty and hypnotic compared the likes of the last two that we’ve covered, but still stands out of one of the more ‘powerful’ releases that Strictly have released since its beginning.
Ghosts Of Venice (feat. Errol Reid) – Without You
Wait what’s this… French House on Strictly Rhythm? How could it be? Ghosts Of Venice incorporate heavy basslines in this 2011 release on Strictly. Being one of the later releases on the label, it shows the direction that the label decided to take, as well as keeping loyal to its deep house roots.
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Ultra Nate – Free
American vocalist, Ultra Nate and her track “Free” are highly regarded as one of the best vocal house tracks of all time. Although, Robin S’ “Show Me Love” can also tie with this legendary track. It’s big, it’s bold and it gets its statement across amazingly. Feast your ears on this absolutely wonderful temptation below: