Review: Weekly crate digging sessions don't come much stronger than Strictly's Dusty Fingers series. Now in the big numbers, you kinda wonder when they'll end. Then cry because your week just won't be half as enlightening without it. Let's celebrate the series while we can eh? As with all the previous entries, it's all about gone, forgotten and plain obscure beats, grooves, jams and instrumentals. Just like its predecessors Volume 17 is home some fantastic movie OST vibes in here such as Bixio Franco's stringalicious "A Pungi Nudi Suite" and a jolly hat doff to super rare German work outs such as Gred Michaealis Chor's Iron Butterflyalike "Es Bleibt Die Sonne". Other highlights include Sadi's floor-focussed funk wig out "4 Tet" and Larie Johnson's super cool "Stopover".
Review: There we were getting all smug about the frequency of the instalments in this series of compilations (virtually weekly!), and then nothing for like, a year! We're sorry if we jinxed it for the crate diggers around the world who have unintentionally gone cold turkey, being starved of the kind of rare breaks that only Strictly Breaks can provide. Well at least we can say it's been worth the wait with a whopping 26 tracks including the classic 70s soundtrack vibes of the "The Peterman", the sassy honky tonk boogie of "Lady Ostrich" and the frankly jaw dropping "The Swimming Pool" from Lalo Schifrin's Dirty Harry soundtrack.
Review: You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs, and you can't find rare vinyl gems without getting dusty fingers. Except, thanks to the crate diggers art Strictly Breaks, you actually can. Here for the 27th time, are more deep soundtrack cuts from the past. Highlights include the retro moody espionage vibes of "Les Petroleuses Generique" by Marc Collin, the sassy, sidewalk struttin' "Emmanuelle In America" and the classic rare Rod Stewart/Python Lee Jackson raw blues jam "In A Broken Dream".