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Trax, Champion, Warp, Junior Boy’s Own… this week has turned into a roll call of some of the seminal, early house record labels. Alarmingly conspicuous by its absence, Strictly Rhythm was integral to the development of the house music that Trax, D.J. International and Transmat had placed at the dance floor altar. By 1993, the culmination of all this artistry was to feature as the final track on George Morel’s Grooves Pt 4. ‘Let’s Groove’ was a high-water mark in progressive house music. Incidentally, it was in 1993 that my interest in the scene tailed off, only for it to return with the release of Etienne De Crécy’s Super Discount and all that French filter house that followed. This has been fun – have a great weekend!