Strictly Rhythm and Sounds.com – Native Instruments' new sample venture – have teamed up for a new sample pack featuring sounds from artists like Reel 2 Real, Black Magic, Dennis Ferrer, Armand Van Helden, Ultra Naté and more.
Priced at $59.99, the Strictly Rhythm Producer Loops pack has been described as a "first of its kind", featuring original loops, acapellas and instrumental edits for purchase via the Avid marketplace from some of the biggest electronic and house tracks from the 1990s.
Colonel Abrams, the R&B singer who lent his voice to countless house hits, died aged 67 over the weekend.
The singer's longtime friend Tony Herbet confirmed the news yesterday (Sunday 27th November) via a Facebook post. The singer passed away on Thanksgiving, 24th November 2016, after a long battle with an unnamed illness.
Shortly after the news of Abrams’ death broke, several figures from the dance music world shared their condolences on social media, which you can see below.
Covering the full spectrum of quality house music, from deep grooves to heavyweight slammers, Defected are back with another instalment of their 'For The Love Of House' compilation.
Featuring tracks and remixes from Masters At Work, Armand Van Helden, Erick Morillo, Dennis Ferrer, Laurent Garnier and many more, the packet features two exclusive DJ mixes, plus 30 full-length, unmixed house classics, and is set to drop on 19th August via the UK label.
Roy Davis Jr's career has had many highlights - starting out as part of Chicago's iconic Phuture, teaming up with Strictly Rhythm in New York, knocking off jazzy classics such as the sublime 'Watch Them Come' - but he'll be forever known on UK shores for house/garage staple 'Gabriel', which features the saintly lyrics of Peven Everett.
Eli Escobar may look like he’s in his 20’s, but the New York mascot for disco-leaning house music has been in the game for some 20 years. A Boiler Room favorite, Escobar is a formally trained musician who knows his musical sweet spot and tends to stick with it. Part of the Bushwick-based Tiki Disco crew and the owner of the Night People label and associated party, Escobar’s productions have been released on all the top labels of the genre: Nervous, Strictly Rhythm, and Defected, to name just a few.
Pacha, Strictly Rhythm and more have been announced as stage partners of The Ark Cruise which takes to the Mediterranean Sea between Thursday 31st August and Sunday 3rd September.
Other new additions include record labels PIV and Click Records from Amsterdam, Belgium’s Age of Love collective, techno-driven Kozzmozz and the iconic Zundays by Zillion.