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

Van Martin van Zeelandt

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?

tracklist TCD

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.


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

 Categorie: MIX REVIEW UKG

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