Strafe – Set if Off

30 Jul

Sometimes a tune will start a chain reaction in your brain that you just can’t stop. Last week “Set if off” did that to me. I heard it and had to know more.

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The track was recorded in 1984 by Walter Gibbons and released as an indie 12″. Walter had been a pioneering disco dj during the 70s, creating a lot of the techniques DJs use today.  Come the early 80s and Walter had slipped from the scene a bit, then suddenly he released this incredible chicago house killer cut. It was quickly picked up by Larry Levan and became a Paradise Garage legend spawning imitations and various “answer-back” versions.

Hats off to the innovators!
I might make this a regular spot of retro electro/house if you show some love…



Strafe – Set It Off


4 Responses to “Strafe – Set if Off”

  1. Stu October 14, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Great tune & visuals!

    Cheers, Dude!

    (That means thanks in Glasgow)


  2. Ill Bill January 14, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    Goddamn – that tune made my day! Heard it for the FIRST TIME on Armand Van Helans New York Mix Odyssey from 2008 and it BLEW MY MIND! NOW I know where all them samples are from!


    • ruggedsi January 14, 2009 at 10:45 am #

      Dam right…. this is OG dancelfoor material!


  1. For The Love Of Money « © - September 9, 2008

    […] starting life on as an illustration for the 1984 song – Set It Off by Strafe. I adapted the image as I was intrigued and offended at the same time by the diamond encrusted […]

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