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NYC DJ and producer, Justin Strauss has been remixing and spinning since 1980. He has been resident at such old school clubs such as Mudd Club, Limelight and Tunnel among many others. Justin started his producing career in 1981 with his first record Think (About It). He also has remixed an insane amount of records, having mixed the likes of Depeche Mode, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Jimmy Cliff, The B-52s, Goldfrapp, and even co-producing a Red Hot Chilli Peppers track. He has even released on deep house labels Strictly Rhythm and Emotive Records, the range that Justin has is unbelievable.

As of recently, Justin is one half of Whatever/Whatever. Check out some of their recent remixes, and for a bunch of free downloads of Justin’s back catalog head over to his soundcloud.

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I decided to get in touch with Henry Maldonado after playing his record “Trial By Fire.” I thought to myself, “I need more from whoever this person is,” so I did an online discogs search and found out the man behind the wax is Henry Maldonado, a house music veteran of over 20 years and one of the first producers on the famous label Strictly Rhythm. I ended up with a lot more than just more music to listen to. I was given the opportunity to pick his brain, and now for those of you curious, you can get an insider’s viewpoint on early house music in the 90’s from one of NYC’s finest!

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