MUSIC Store

                       

"the original" Set It Off

by Strafe

Released 2006
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2006
Hard Soul Recordings
A "club classic" electro-dance cooker mixed with love by the late great DJ Walter Gibbons.
NOTES
For over two decades the name Strafe has rocked the underground club world with his signature masterpiece “Set It Off,” hailed as “the most sampled song of all time,” by Billboard Magazine. As a song which has inspired many performing artists with its catchphrase “Y’all want this party started, right?” and various alternative phrases like “Let’s get it started,” “Let’s get this party started,” “Set It Off,” the song, and Strafe the …
Read more

Don't Wanna Be Broken

by Strafe & The Hard Soul Meditation

Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
An anthemic, soulful, House music inspired dance track featuring with Strafe on vocals, artist Jrome Andre and Ms. Deborahlyn Cole.
NOTES
This one’s special! An anthem for the times upon us, “Don’t Wanna Be Broken”, featuring on vocals with Strafe, Ms. Deborahlyn Cole & Jrome Andre; is a soulful, House music inspired dance declaration. Reminiscent of classic 70’s ensembles such as: Friends of Distinction, Creative Source & Undisputed Truth, to name a few, the groove and ideal is compelling, as the vocalists interact with a passion true to the urgency of the title.

“As a composer, …
Read more

Don't Wanna Be Broken (Mo' Feck Remix) - Single

by Strafe & The Hard Soul Meditation

Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Complementary to the main vocal arrangement, this is part 1 to a full length extended version featuring the support vocals re-arranged in a "more open" club production!
NOTES
An anthem for the times upon us, “Don’t Wanna Be Broken”, featuring on vocals with Strafe, Ms. Deborahlyn Cole & Jrome Andre; is a soulful, House music inspired dance declaration. Reminiscent of classic 70’s ensembles such as: Friends of Distinction, Creative Source & Undisputed Truth, to name a few, the groove and ideal is compelling, as the vocalists interact with a passion true to the urgency of the title.

“As a composer, I wanted to speak …
Read more

Don't Wanna Be Broken (Mo' Feck Remix 2)

by Strafe & The Hard Soul Meditation

Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Complementary to the main vocal arrangement, the “Mo' Feck” Remixes are without the lead vocals, featuring the support vocals re-arranged in a more open club production!
NOTES
An anthem for the times upon us, “Don’t Wanna Be Broken”, featuring on vocals with Strafe, Ms. Deborahlyn Cole & Jrome Andre; is a soulful, House music inspired dance declaration. Reminiscent of classic 70’s ensembles such as: Friends of Distinction, Creative Source & Undisputed Truth, to name a few, the groove and ideal is compelling, as the vocalists interact with a passion true to the urgency of the title.

“As a composer, I wanted to speak …
Read more

Don't Wanna Be Broken - Mo' Feck Remix Extended (Clean)

by Strafe & the Hard Soul Meditation with Jrome Andre & Deborahlyn Cole

Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Complementary to the main vocal arrangement, this is the full length Mo' Feck Remix, featuring the support vocals re-arranged in a more "straight ahead" club production!
NOTES
An anthem for the times upon us, “Don’t Wanna Be Broken”, featuring on vocals with Strafe, Ms. Deborahlyn Cole & Jrome Andre; is a soulful, House music inspired dance declaration. Reminiscent of classic 70’s ensembles such as: Friends of Distinction, Creative Source & Undisputed Truth, to name a few, the groove and ideal is compelling, as the vocalists interact with a passion true to the urgency of the title.

“As a composer, I wanted to speak …
Read more

Don't Wanna Be Broken - Mo' Feck Remix Extended (Nasty)

by Strafe & the Hard Soul Meditation with Jrome Andre & Deborahlyn Cole

Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2016
Hard Soul Recordings
Complementary to the main vocal arrangement, this Remix featuring the support vocals re-arranged in a more open but smooth club production, closes out with a "salty attitude" & some choice words...serious fun!
NOTES
This one's special! An anthem for the times upon us, “Don’t Wanna Be Broken”, featuring on vocals with Strafe, Ms. Deborahlyn Cole & Jrome Andre; is a soulful, House music inspired dance declaration. Reminiscent of classic 70’s ensembles such as: Friends of Distinction, Creative Source & Undisputed Truth, to name a few, the groove and ideal is compelling, as the vocalists interact with a passion true to the urgency of the title.

“As a composer, I …
Read more

Make Your Move

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Love ain’t always easy! You play your hand, sometimes you’ve got to take a stand! “Make Your Move”; an R&B dance track steeped in funk & Hard Soul™; for those who like a “little grit” in their groove!
NOTES
A Strafe “Hard Soul™” vocal take on a Nigel Ricketts & Jon L. Evans II composition. One, of a 7 track songwriter “EP” package titled: “Two Sides Of A Love Story”, produced by Jon Evans and executive produced by Strafe; this vocal rendition was recorded & co-produced by Strafe. “As music publishers, our goal, Jon & I, was to capture scenes of a relationship in songs to be made available for reinterpretation by other artists. Moved by Nigel’s …
Read more

Happy Birthday (Soca Smoka Vocal)

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo. Mixed by DJ Kevin Anthony. This one’s for YOU! Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY & a funky GOOD TIME!!
NOTES
It’s always the right time for a “new take” on an old tradition; the “Birthday Party”. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Strafe, the “Soca Smoka Remixes”, produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; mixed, edited & remixed (alternate versions) by DJ Kevin Anthony, keeps the mood festive and makes for a very nice surprise at anyone’s gathering!

Young & old, family & friends will perk up and “feel the vibe” as the moment becomes defined and …
Read more

Happy Birthday (Soca Smoka Remix)

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
It’s always the right time for a “new take” on an old tradition; the “Birthday Party”. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Strafe, the “Soca Smoka Remixes”, produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; mixed, edited & remixed (alternate versions) by DJ Kevin Anthony, keeps the mood festive and makes for a very nice surprise at anyone’s gathering!
NOTES
It’s always the right time for a “new take” on an old tradition; the “Birthday Party”. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Strafe, the “Soca Smoka Remixes”, produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; mixed, edited & remixed (alternate versions) by DJ Kevin Anthony, keeps the mood festive and makes for a very nice surprise at anyone’s gathering!

The “Soca Smoka Remix” single, is an edit of the extended remix by DJ Kevin Anthony & features …
Read more

Happy Birthday (Soca Smoka Redub)

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
It’s always the right time for a “new take” on an old tradition; the “Birthday Party”. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Strafe, the “Soca Smoka Re-Dub”, produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; edited & remixed by DJ Kevin Anthony, brings a “N ‘awlins, carnival-esque” high spirit to any room or gathering!
NOTES
It’s always the right time for a “new take” on an old tradition; the “Birthday Party”. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Strafe, the “Soca Smoka Re-Dub”, produced by Tribal Legacy keyboardist & bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; edited & remixed by DJ Kevin Anthony, brings a “N ‘awlins, carnival-esque” high spirit to any room or gathering!
Young & old, family & friends will perk up and “feel the vibe” as the moment becomes defined and the ceremony elevates to a whole …
Read more

The Original Set It Off & Othersongsfor the Collector

by Strafe

Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
The long overdue Strafe album of early releases featuring the “club classic” SET IT OFF (Walter Gibbons’ LoveMix), OUTLAW, REACT, COMIN’ FROM ANOTHER PLACE & more. With two new tracks: WhaDoYaThink? & the OUTLAW (LuvCity “Tech Soul” Remix), plus the never before available INNA DAZE (School Daze demo); this is a package for true fans, new fans & collectors alike.
NOTES
Deemed the most sampled song of all time (Billboard Magazine); "SET IT OFF", the Strafe original, club classic, mixed “with love” by the late Walter Gibbons; available exclusively from Hard Soul Recordings as a special 12” vinyl re-issue, worldwide as a digital single and on numerous dance compilations; has now officially got it’s own bag! Tightly packed as a 10 track download & a 12 track Limited Edition Cd; featuring the new "WhaDoYaThink?" single & the 12” length "Outlaw (LuvCity …
Read more

Set It Off (Soca Stoka Remix)

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
A “Caribbean singed, club thumper”, produced by keyboardist & TRIBAL LEGACY bandleader, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo; with sax solo & fills by Hayes Greenfield (recorded & edited by Strafe) and mix down by engineer, producer, recording artist, DJ Kevin Anthony.
NOTES
Keyboardist & original member of the Hard Soul® Recordings family, leader & co-founder of the TRIBAL LEGACY Caribbean band, Owen “Dynamite” Romeo (aka MAXymum; aka MAX-O!); fused his “island instincts” & “jazz chops” to produce this “smooth but smokin’ - Soca Stoka Remix” of Strafe’s club classic, “Set It Off”. Arranged, performed & tracked by Mr. Romeo, with Hayes Greenfield sax solos & fills produced & recorded by Strafe; the final mix down was skillfully handled by producer/engineer, DJ …
Read more

Set It Off (Soca Stoka Remix 2)

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
“Downtown Waistline Re-Wine”, the “SET IT OFF-Soca Stoka Remix 2”, is an extended length (9:45) reworking, produced by DJ Kevin Anthony, that takes the smooth, world groove, “Stoka Remix 1”, into deeper, tribal club territory! No sitting down on this one!
NOTES
The “Downtown Waistline Re-Wine”, aka the “SET IT OFF – Soca Stoka Remix 2” is actually a “remix of the remix” produced by keyboardist & Tribal Legacy bandleader Owen Romeo. As MIX engineer for the 1st, DJ Kevin Anthony brings his producer/musician skills to this re-design. Choosing to explore a more “Afro Club” vibe, culminating in his skillfully edited Hayes Greenfield sax solo “dancing atop” the rhythms of an arrangement extended to 9:45 mins.; this is one YOU …
Read more

Freakin' Pirates EP

by Strafe

Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2014
Hard Soul Recordings
Mr. “Set It Off”, back again, with a 5 track preview of new tunes from his upcoming “Stimulus Placatus” album.
NOTES
Featuring the opening and closing tracks “Freakin’ Pirates” & “Solutions (Freakin’ Pirates II)”, from the soon available “Stimulus Placatus” album; this 5 track EP is a sampling of the diverse funk & groove palette from which Strafe paints a conversation of how, why and who made the money do what it did! His suggestions about how to make it through the moment are steeped in an amusingly, cinematic, soundtrack of influences designed to inspire a whole new fire! …
Read more

More Like You (Our Love Tribute)

by Strafe

Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
A soulful dance tribute to our ancestors, family and fallen heroes.
NOTES
A Strafe collaboration with longtime friend and producer/engineer Jon Evans (who also happens to be the engineer that recorded his iconic, dance classic "Set It Off" at the Platinum Factory Recording Studio in the Billie Holiday Theater, Bklyn, N.Y., back in 1983); "More Like You" represents Strafe's 1st new music released since the 2009 "Set It Off- Remixes" package, available on his Hard Soul Recordings label.

Inspired by & written for a "Black History Month" performance, …
Read more

Flute Nasty (More Like You) [Remix]

by Strafe

Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2013
Hard Soul Recordings
A sonic strip, spatial tweak, power pump mixdown of “More Like You (Our Love Tribute)” by engineer, musician, co-writer, producer Jon Evans featuring Sal Giorgianni flutes edited by Strafe.

NOTES
“More Like You (Our Love Tribute)” is remixed by Jon Evans, the tracking engineer for the Strafe “Set It Off” sessions recorded in 1983 at the Platinum Factory recording studio in Brooklyn’s Billie Holiday Theater. Featuring Sal Giorgianni solo flute edits by Strafe, Jon strips away most of the vocals to reveal more of the indigenous spirit lurking in this dreamy melodic thump. His “then I think of you” vocal fill is pivotal amidst the …
Read more

Set It Off The Remixes Vol. 1

by Strafe

Released 2006
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2006
Hard Soul Recordings
A "funky electro-dance" Through soulful world terrains and soundscapes for big club sound systems.
NOTES
For over two decades the name Strafe has rocked the underground club world with his signature masterpiece “Set It Off,” hailed as “the most sampled song of all time,” by Billboard Magazine. As a song which has inspired many performing artists with its catchphrase “Y’all want this party started, right?” and various alternative phrases like “Let’s get it started,” “Let’s get this party started,” “Set It Off,” the song, and Strafe the …
Read more

Set It Off "The Remixes, Vol.2

by Strafe

Released 2009
Released 2009
New Remixes for reaching a new plateau. A classic 25 years since 1984!
NOTES
SET IT OFF “The Remixes Vol. 2”

The followup to Strafe’s “Set It Off – The Remixes Vol. 1”, Vol. 2 expands the dance floor offerings to include the “So-Lifted Mixtoo” by DJ Kevin Kevin & Omar Alejo. A continuation of the “big room/international” vision of the first So-Lifted remix, this one thumps hard and blends easily, to elevate any club set, big or small.

Reggaeton Soul by DJ Louie Reach incorporates elements from Jon Evans’ “Reggaeton Steel” (…
Read more

Happy Birthday - EP

by Strafe

Released 2009
Hard Soul Recordings
Released 2009
Hard Soul Recordings
A loving sentiment, a nice groove & a couple of remixes with more coming soon!
NOTES
Happy Birthday by Strafe

Very sweet in its sentiment, this early Strafe limited release is also a very personal statement to and from whoever exchanges it. Check the lyrics: “all the best of my love, may this be a better year”, “hope your heart will never change ‘cause we hold you so dear”- “Happy Birthday!” When’s the last time you heard that from someone you love? Imagine what it would feel like from …
Read more