In the wake of Strictly Rhythm's miraculous re-invigoration, two more classic house labels have risen from the grave. Sub-Urban and 4th Floor - both active between 1987 and 2005 - have been given the kiss of life. Having put out a multitude of classics from such luminaries as Tommy Musto, Victor Simonelli, Arnold Jarvis, Barbara Tucker, Todd Terry and Jazz 'n' Groove, they're readying the next generation of hot artists to keep us percolating.
With distribution through Defected Records, the full back catalogue will be re-released digitally, which has delighted co-founders Silvio Tancredi and Tommy Musto.
"We love the new home for our labels," enthused Tommy Musto. "The Defected team have always had the respect of music lovers around the globe, and there's no place better to continue the Sub-Urban and 4th Floor legacies. It'll be a seamless transition between the past and the future, for sure!"
Sub-Urban remains dedicated to the vocal, soulful house sound, readying new releases from Roy Davis Jnr., with other hot acts including DJ Fudge, and the Monkey Brothers featuring Shaun Escoffery, waiting in the wings. Their first new release is 'Tricks' from Restless Soul featuring Shea, out now.
Meanwhile, 4th Floor stays on the trackier tip, with artists Jus Dope and Wipe the Needle making new cuts. Their first record is Alec Wizz's 'Drummin'', which has hit the streets already. Welcome back!