Category: UKG

It’s A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

It's A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

It’s A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

DJ: E1D
Genre/Style: UK Garage, 2 Step, 4×4, UKG
Mix Info: The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3
Length Mix: 01:11:15
Tracks: 30 (thirty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 164 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ E1D – Facebook Fanpage

UKG. How long has it been since I last heard a UKG mix? It must have been quite a while. Maybe a bit too long, if I’m totally honest. There was a time when I couldn’t stop listening to UKG, when the whitest person on God’s given Earth would go absolutely ape, listening to UKG 24/7 (I’m talking obviously about myself). The majority of mixes back in the good ol’ days would be downloaded by me, and would fill up my harddrive. I still have them, and I won’t get rid of them. UKG is still fresh and exciting, but sometimes you want to take a Delorean vehicle and fly back to the glorious years. Or just go on Soundcloud and see if there are oldskool/oldschool mixes. And I found one!

I just checked my history, and the last time I reviewed a mix by E1D was back in 2015. I’m seriously doubting myself and my website, I thought it was only recently? Well, whenever I reviewed it, it’s been too long since. This mix is all about the old skool, and there are some ‘newer’ tunes also in there. The oldest is from 1998, and the newest from 2015. And all the others are from in between those years. No matter which year they are from, they are perfect for a day like today. It’s sunny and Sunday, and it’s time for us all to relax and chill. This is the perfect mix for it!

Tracklist anyone?

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01. Another Level – Guess I Was A Fool (MJ Cole Remix) 
02. Mario – How Could You (Control-S Remix) 
03. Pr0t0n – Once Upon A Time In Poland
04. Masterstepz feat Richie Dan – R U Ready?
05. Grant Nelson feat Jean McClain – Step 2 Me (Bump & Flex Steppers Dub) 
06. Artifact – Touch Me
07. Donae’O – Fallin’ (Deliquent Remix) 
08. S.i.A. – Taken For Granted (Groove Chronicles Mix) 
09. Jean – Crazy (Sunship’s Looney Mix) 
10. Sisqo – Incomplete (Artful Dodger Remix) 
11. MAW Presents India – To Be In Love (MJ Cole Dub) 
12. Dragon – Music Sounds Right
13. Groove Chronicles – 1999
14. Todd Edwards – Open Your Eyes
15. TNT – Unique
16. Aaron Wride – Since You’ve Been Gone (Control-S 2-Step Mix) 
17. Charly – Hi Rollers (CJ Reign 2-Step Dub Mix) 
18. Artifact – Bad (So Good)
19. Gerideau – Masquerade (MJ Cole Dub Mix) 
20. Big Bird – Flav
21. K-Ci & JoJo – Tell Me It’s Real (Club Asylum Vocal Mix) 
22. Ghost – The Club
23. MJ Cole feat Laura Vane – Watertight (Pr0t0n Remix) 
24. Blowfell feat Slarta John – Back Up, Back Up (Vocal Version) 
25. Todd Edwards – Like A Fire
26. Brasstooth feat Pa-Melle – Celebrate Life
27. Amira – My Desire (Sovereign Deadly Dub) 
28. DnD Productions Presents Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Tru This
29. Pr0t0n – Guitar Love
30. B-15 Project feat Crissy D & Lady G – Girls Like Us (Artful Dodger Remix) 

It’s Sunday, and you want to relax. That’s the normal way to get through the last day of the weekend, and with a mix like this one you will definately chill out. Put your feet up way up, and press play. Let DJ E1D’s mix guide you through today!

As I said before, this mix is all about the Old Skool stuff, and you can find a lot of those anthems in here. Nice and chilling music. This shows me that UKG is timeless, but the older stuff is just golden. It also showed me that there are artists I’ve completely forgotten about, like K-Ci & JoJo, Daniel Bedingfield, Another Level, Mario, Donae’O and more. Yep, I think it’s time for me to get out my old mix collection CDs and get back into the UKG zone. I do miss the sound.

DJ E1D has selected a lot of amazing records, and it’s a nice and mellow mix. Carefully mixed, no errors whatsoever. But there’s one thing I’ve noticed: the bass level is low? How’s that possible? UKG has got one of the most amazing bass sounds going through the years. It’s known for not only melodic stuff, but the bass is important too. I think the bass level wasn’t high up, or when recorded it simply faded away?

Which track did the most for me? ‘Back Up, Back Up’. The vocal is catchy. It wasn’t easy to pick this one, because there are a lot, but this stayed in my head the longest.

A nice and welcoming mix for today.

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New Movement #18 – Redhot – New Underground Garage & Bass (2016)

New Movement #18 - Redhot - New Underground Garage & Bass (2016)

New Movement #18 – Redhot – New Underground Garage & Bass (2016)

DJ: Redhot
Genre/Style: UKG, Garage
Mix Info: New Movement #18
Length Mix: 00:45:13
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 104 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: New Movement – Facebook Fanpage

Today is a good day. Even though the weather is quite crappy, the music that comes through my speakers today is good. From nice EDM/Dubstep/Drumstep mix to a very good UKG mix by Redhot. When I spotted this earlier, I immediately downloaded it, burned it onto a disc, and did the cleaning of the house. It made it all much better, and made the minutes fly by! But we can talk for hours about me cleaning the house, but that will become the most uninteresting piece you will ever read, so I will keep this discomfort away from you, and only talk about the music.

I’ve never heard of New Movement nor DJ Redhot, but his mix immediately landed in my top 10 list of 2016. Not heard many UKG mixes lately, don’t know why that is, but when I do receive/look for mixes, they are all great! The mix is just spot on, the tunes aren’t boring, Redhot’s mixing is just spot on, and it will brighten your weekend (depending on when you are playing it obviously).

I wasn’t expecting this mix to be this dope, but it clearly was. I felt like cruising down North London with my pimp Volvo S40, windows down, factory standard speaking on loud, and looking cool. This is the perfect mix to enjoy whilst driving. Or doing some housework. Or literally whenever. You can appreciate this whilst making love, or baking a cake, or whatever!

tracklist

01. Redhot – Intro No. 3
02. Moony – Routine
03. Atumpan feat Paigey Cakey – Watch Nobody (B1G Proj3ct Remix) 
04. EI-B – In That Attitude
05. Oscar Luweez – On & Off (Moony Remix) 
06. Jess Agombar – Tuesday’s Love (Solo Suspex Remix) 
07. Flava D – Wheels
08. Champion & Mele – Get Down (SBB Re-arranged Edit) 
09. Smokey Bubblin’ B – Beezledub
10. Moony – Without You
11. M.O.A.D. – The Cure & The Cause
12. Champion – Chrome
13. Bad Habit feat Leighanna – Talk To You
14. M.D.P. – 2Am
15. Barny Rubble – Umatic
16. M.O.A.D. – War Dub
17. Smokey Bubblin’ B – License
18. Ralston – Roots
19. Champion – Gunshot
20. Doctor Nick – Tell Me
21. Redhot – Intro No. 1

When you press ‘play’ on Soundcloud or whatever you are about to listen to this on, you will not notice the outside world flying by! These 45 minutes of UKG madness will fly pass, and you won’t notice. This will make you go into your comfort zone, and you will feel dreadful the second this mix ends. I really wanted it to go on for hours and hours.

Redhot has picked quite a lot of amazing tunes, and mixes them together nicely, flawless and errorless. A mix like this one does light my UKG spark again, and has caused me to dig through my collection, getting out the old classic anthem compilations. I need more UKG!

New Movement/Redhot’s mix is seriously dope, and insanely good! This brought a smile on my face. This mix proves to me that UKG is timeless: this sounds as cool and dope as the early stuff, and yet it’s brand new!

Credits for this awesome mix. I can not pick one favourite records, because they are all ace! Redhot, your mix is truly red HOT!

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TRC – Sounds Of The Summer 1.0 (2008)

TRC - Sounds Of The Summer 1.0 (2008)

TRC – Sounds Of The Summer 1.0 (2008)

DJ: TRC
Genre/Style: UKG, Bassline
Mix Info: Sounds Of The Summer 1.0
Length Mix: 00:55:38
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Bandcamp): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 97.9 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: various
More Information: TRC – Facebook Fanpage

Can’t believe this mixtape was released back in 2008! Jeez, time does fly by quickly! Back in 2008 I was a huge fan of Bassline, probably one of the few Dutch people digging it. I was so into it, I downloaded literally every mixtape you could find on the world wide web. Via this search I found TRC and his mixtapes. The music was dope, nothing compared to the music which was produced in the Netherlands, and it grabbed my attention immediately. I became a fan of the producing side of TRC, because he kept releasing tunes after tunes which changed the Bassline scene. He was a pioneer, and when he mentioned that he was going to release an album (I think it had 100 of his own tracks on it) I had to get it. Unbelievable that it was 2008 when these tunes dominated the dancefloors all over the UK.

He was unique and fresh, and no one could copy the way he produced music. I don’t know what happened to Bassline music, I have stopped following it for a long time now, but I don’t think it sounds the same like it did back in 2008. The music from 8 years ago still brings a smile on my face, and makes the speakers in my car bounce up and down. It also makes my tummy go ape, because the bassline literally goes through my system and shakes me internally. The music is so underrated, and so is TRC. This man should get more credit for what he has achieved, the tunes are absolutely insane he produced.

If you are wondering how TRC sounded back in 2008, this mixtape is filled with collaborations. Just witness the tracklist and once you’ve done that, you really want to go back to 2008.

tracklist

01. TRC x Abi – Hush Baby
02. TRC x Zoe – You
03. TRC x Screama x BM – One Shot
04. TRC x Trilla x Screama – On Dis Ting
05. TRC x Teresa – In Private
06. TRC x Screama – Music Girls Money Girls
07. TRC x Natz – Can’t Wait
08. TRC x Zoe – Story Of My Life
09. TRC x Krepz – Missing My Baby
10. TRC x Rae Rae – Ok To Rave
11. TRC x Zeo – 141
12. TRC x Zeo – Hey Thats My Sound (Mr V Diss)
13. Screama feat Teresa – Let Me Know (TRC Remix) 
14. FB feat Carly George – Baby Baby (TRC Remix) 
15. TRC x Trilla x Asher – Wobbla Part 3
16. TRC x Speedy x BODR – You Don’t Know
17. TRC x H20 X Miss Fire – Falling
18. TRC x Kaye x Screama – You’ve Changed

Seriously, when did time decide to fly even faster? 2008? Wow, I remember listening to these mixtapes with my headphone on max, dancing in public transport like an idiot. My God these tunes are good, solid as a rock.

I might be Dutch, but I still feel the vibes these tunes generate. I might not have a clue what the rappers/MCs are saying, but it’s not about what they are saying, it’s about the whole picture. If it sounds right and works well, why worry about the lyrics? Lyrics aren’t important. I only find out what Blud and Bruv meant years after hearing these words (I thought blud had something to do with donating blood, and bruv maybe Belgians making love). Lyrics are important.

You can get this mixtape right now from Bandcamp. TRC was so kind to upload this mixtape, and it’s one you need to have. No matter if it’s 2016, once you’ve press play you are back in 2008.

Best track? ‘Hey Thats My Sound’. Zeo is still one of my favourite MCs. Never knew until today that it was a diss towards Mr V. You are never too old to learn.

Big up TRC. We need Bassline to come back. Bassline sounding like the way he made it.

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Retro & Nition Present The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1 (2015)

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DJs: Retro & Nition
Genre/Style: Organ House, Speed Garage, Deep House, Tech House, Bassline
Mix Info: The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1
Length Mix: 01:15:19
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 172 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: ——-

More new music for you all to embrace. A brand new mix was sent to me the other day via Facebook, and it’s a  new mix made by DJ Retro and Nition, and it’s called ‘The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1′. You should really give this one a go, seeing as it’s a good one, judging the mix and the tracklist. It’s filled with 17 bangers, and were carefully mixed by Retro & Nition. Worth a download, to be honest.

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a Nition mix, but I can’t remember if I had the honour of reviewing a Retro mix before. The previous website got deleted, and the reviews have disappeared completely. So sorry if I’m not sure, but at least I’m listening and reviewing this mix right now, eh?

The mix is jam packed with a lot of Organ House/Speed Garage/Deep House/Tech House/Bassline tunes, and the feeling you get when the mix is playing, is of pure bliss. Nothing can change your mood, this is really a good mix, the tunes they’ve selected are all good, even the ‘Call Me Maybe’ remix. I know it’s the world’s most annoying song, but this version makes the song acceptable. Curious yet? You want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Sallis – Soundboy
02. JG feat K Dot – Off Wi Their Head (New Skool Remix) 
03. Retro & Nition – Its Your World (Bassline Remix) 
04. SKL Production feat Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe (Bassline Remix) 
05. Chronicle – All The Things (DJ Nition Special) 
06. Retro & Nition – Gecko (Bassline Remix) 
07. DJ Zeesh – Tight Up Skirt (Bassline Remix) 
08. Nastee Boi – Back II Life
09. Retro & Nition – Full Attention
10. Mystery – Incredible
11. Nastee Boi – Save It
12. Krissi B – Grrrrrr
13. TRC – I Just (Dub)
14. Chronicle – I Feel You (DJ Nition Special) 
15. Nay Nay – Im On It VIP
16. Retro & Nition – Never Say Never
17. Nastee Boi feat MC Bonez – Roll Like That

See, I told you that the tracklist does look gorgeous. It’s nice to see and hear their own productions and remixes in it aswel, and before you all get hyped up too much, you should press play and download it at the same time.

The mix is rather excellent, and even though there are a couple of small errors (mixing into the next track does go slightly bonkers sometimes), it’s a good mix. A nice and calm mix, one mix you really should embrace.

The best track in this mix? Oh, that’s a difficult one, but I have to choose ‘Never Say Never’. Such a wicked track, good vocals, nicely balanced track by Retro & Nition. They are on fire.

A solid mix, with excellent tracks in it. Carefully selected by Retro & Nition. A good first instalment, can’t wait for the second instalment.

Damn, I can’t get ‘Call Me Maybe’ out of my head. Arrrrghhh.

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