Strictly Jacked! - Mixed By Luke Solomon

Strictly Jacked! Mixed By Luke Solomon compiles hidden rarities and contemporary cuts from seminal labels including Cuttin' Headz, Robsoul, Heist and of course Strictly Rhythm that encapsulate the jackin’ house sound of Chicago, alongside brand new remixes from Solomon himself.

The compilation is a celebration of the ‘Jackin’ House sound, synonymous with Strictly Rhythm throughout its illustrious early years. To celebrate this iconic musical heritage, Strictly Jacked! features classic contributions from seminal Strictly artists including Roger S., Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak and Hardrive alongside those from Strictly’s contemporary catalogue; Tommy Bones, sanXero and Obas Nenor.

Also featured are new tracks from Detroit Swindle, The Martinez Brothers and Carl Craig who introduce their own take on the ‘Jackin’ House sound.

“Strictly was quite literally THE house music label for me in my formative years” says Luke Solomon of the label. “I bought everything - even the records I wouldn't have played - just so I owned everything. Then when I worked at Freetown I was lucky enough to become one of the few that got test pressings every single week.”

Solomon’s selection draws on the history of Chicago’s jackin house scene while also championing a new breed of producers that are using this influential period to inform their own production aesthetics.

“I've always been one for digging deep so naturally my contrary self gravitated towards the b- sides and the oddities. With that in mind and with the spirit of the jackin theme, I took the Chicago-inspired route on this compilation, remixing and remastering some of my favourite records and adding some contemporary catalogue which will hopefully enable a new generation to discover a very important part of house music history.”

Strictly Jacked! Mixed by Luke Solomon is out 24 July 2015 (digital) on Strictly Rhythm


01. Luke Solomon - Strictly Jacked Mix 1
02. Luke Solomon - Strictly Jacked Mix 2
03. Tommy Bones - Get Down
04. sanXero feat. Mr. V & Louie Vega - Let's Freak (Louie Vega Remix)
05. Marlon D - Jesus Creates Sound (Luke Solomon's Body Edit)
06. R.A.W. - Asuca (Luke Solomon's Body Edit)
07. Sneak Essentials - In Da Clouds (Da Original Dub)
08. Tommy Bones feat. Lydia Rhodes - Put It On You
09. Brett Johnson - Breathe
10. The Mole People - Break Night
11. Divine Soul - Search'n (Higher Ground) (D.J. Choco's ‘G Dub’ Mix)
12. Banji Boys - Love Thang (Cat Walk Mix - Luke Solomon’s Body Edit)
13. Tommy Bones - Black Concept
14. Eddie Fowlkes - That's What I Think About
15. Detroit Swindle - Heads Down
16. Mark Fanciulli feat. Joe Le Groove - Control
17. The Martinez Brothers - Tree Town
18. Eddie Fowlkes - Something Special E
19. Roger S - Get Hi (The Original Mix)
20. Steve Lawler - House Record
21. The Believers - Who Dares To Believe In Me? (Original Mix)
22. Little by Little - Bang The Box
23. Bas Ibellini - That’s Right
24. krankbrother - One Eyed Jack's
25. Bicep - Vision of Love (C2 Edit)
26. Phil Weeks - Jack To My Groove
27. Sundowners feat. Mystic Bill - Jungle Line (Dungeon Meat Downlow Dub)
28. Kiko Navarro - Dope High
29. Boe & Zak - Looking For Love (The Organ Grinder Remix)
30. Chez Damier - Can You Feel It (Steve Bug Re-Mix)
31. Obas Nenor - I Love You (Luke Solomon’s Unreleased Dub)
32. Riva Starr - I Can See The Light
33. Groove Patrol - I Can Feel It (D.C. Groove Mix)
34. Lego - El Ritmo De Verdad (Swag’s Machacado Dub)
35. Induceve - Time To Begin
36. Blaze feat. Palmer Brown - My Beat (Solid Groove Dub)
37. M & M - So Deep, So Good
38. Hardrive - Just Believe (Little Louie Vega & Tony Humphries Extended Mix)
39. Rob Mello feat. Cecile - Fantasize (Vocal Club Mix)
40. The Shadeaux Men - Spanish Storme (Spensane Vocal)
41. Midnight Express feat. Sabrina Johnston - Hallelujah (Solid Groove Dub)
42. Fiasco - Las Mujeres (The Women) (Pow Wow Dub)
43. Session #9 - Welcome To The Magic Sessions (Choo Choo's Deep In Jersey Remix Part #1)

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