releases exclusive house samples from Strictly Rhythm

Available now to subscribers, Strictly Rhythm One-Shots Volumes 1 and 2 include a total of 64 samples from the pioneering house music label

Los Angeles, September 19, today released two exclusive new sample packs drawn from the archives of Strictly Rhythm Records – the legendary New York-based–label that defined house music. Strictly Rhythm One-Shots Volumes 1 and 2 – which can be downloaded now by subscribers – includes a total of 64 samples from artists Reel 2 Real, Black Magic, Tristan Garner, Dennis Ferrer, Afro-Cube, Armand Van Helden, Ultra Naté, and more.

Founded in 1989, Strictly Rhythm Records continuously supplied cutting-edge house tracks to club DJs and fans for more than a decade. The label invented the 12-inch white label, released the first-ever commercial DJ mix CD, and generated a steady stream of crossover hits. Some of the label’s most well-known releases merged pulsating electronic dance beats with atmospheric textures, Latin grooves, tinges of psychedelia, and echoes of R&B.

Gladys Pizarro, former VP of A&R at Strictly Rhythm, helped shape the label’s sound. ‘I was always looking for something that I liked. I knew that if I liked it, the crowd would like it’, says Pizarro.

‘The secret sauce was having a cool intro so that DJs could mix in, a really good breakdown so people could participate, and then a section that would build up to a climax’, says Pizarro. ‘It was always a ride.’

In a Behind the Sounds video available through, Pizarro explains why the label’s releases became some of the most sought-after tracks for sampling and why they continue to inspire artists around the world.

While Strictly Rhythm today continues to support new and established talent, BMG Rights Management acquired the rights to historic Strictly Rhythm recordings. Now, through a partnership with BMG, Native Instruments is bringing the essence of those recordings to through multiple volumes of one-shot samples.

Strictly Rhythm One-Shots Volumes 1 and 2 are available today for subscribers through the website. Additional Strictly Rhythm sound packs will be released over the next several weeks. subscription options provides three subscription plan levels – Essential, Pro, and Ultimate – so users can select the right amount of downloadable content per month for their creative needs. Subscribers can easily track their usage and change plans as necessary. also offers a free trial so musicians and producers can explore royalty-free loops and samples with zero commitments.