Description For all lovers of the US House sound this is the mix to check, Strictly Rhythm once again delivers the real sound of South Beach this year.
The omnipotent, historic and rejuvenated US house label Strictly Rhythm has always had a reputation for delivering quality mixes and the freshest upfront tracks. Now in its 20th year the label has earmarked the producers, DJs and international events that can continue to deliver its universal sound into the next decade.
The biggest event in the House calendar is the annual Miami Winter Music Conference that occurs every March. This undoubtedly remains the epicenter of the House scene, continuing to be the place where the world gets a glimpse of the new emerging artists and tracks that will become the staple food of every reputable DJ internationally.
This year it is the turn of house legend Karizma and new blood Eddie Thoneick to select the tracks and skillfully join the beats that will ultimately reflect the sound of the conference.
Karizma is the adept Baltimore bred US house DJ that has set the standard for many over the past decade. He remains one of the most in demand DJs on the house circuit and was formerly part of the renowned Basement Boys with DJ Spen and Teddy Douglas. Now an uber successful producer in his own right and a leader in the US house scene, he was an ideal choice to put together Strictly's Miami mix. This fluid mix features many of his own productions including his track with Monique Bingham, 'Good Morning', and 'Groove A 'K' Ordingly' (Kaytronik Groove Da Dub). Here his signature style is evident, super creative, making full use of the technology available to him, skillfully cutting from track to track. His mix moves from vocal to tough, demonstrating his versatility.
Eddie Thoneick delivers a very different second mix. Again like Karizma he is dexterous in his production and mixing technique. Eddie takes us on a tougher, peak time trip. Here he features many of his own productions too including Eddie Thoneick featuring Terri B! 'Release' (Bingo Players Remix) AND his own original production, 'Funk' (Original Mix). Listen out too for his own track featuring Shermanology 'In My Head' (R3hab & Addy Van Der Zwan Remix). Eddie's piste de resistance is his mash up of Saeed Younan 'Yeah Ha' (Original Mix) layered with Copyright featuring Tasita D'Mour 'We Can Rise' (Chantapella).