Just shy of its 30th anniversary, dance music’s legendary label Strictly Rhythm celebrates a huge milestone with its 900th release, and longtime friend and collaborator Kenny Dope is the man who accepts the honor with a pressing of a sickeningly synthy tune graced with some truly naughty lyrics by house vocal hero Roland Clark.
After 28 years of sonic service (23 counting that five-year hiatus from 2003 to 2007), Strictly Rhythm has released banging beats from Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Erick Morillo, Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Thomas Bangalter, Ultra Naté and more; “I Like to Move It” from Reel 2 Reel is still a need-to-know classic. For this momentous occasion, “Dirty Talk” is a fun nod to classic house styles, capturing the essence of the Strictly Rhythm sound. It’s a little NSFW too, because who wants to go to a puritan party?
“Dirty Talk” hits shelves Friday, April 28, but you can listen to it in full below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.