UKG, more popularly known as UK Garage, is generally more connected to the evolution of house music in the UK in the mid 90s. This evolution led to the term, as previously coined by the Paradise Garage DJs, being applied to a new form of music also known as speed garage. It is usually combined with other forms like rap, hiphop and R&B. It could also be described as a distant cousin of Drum N' Bass, except for the generally slower beat and more into the 2-step. DJs in the UK started to speed up garage tracks to make them more suitable for the jungle audience in the UK. Also distinctive is the presence of MCs compared to Drum N' Bass, which focuses more on sped up loops and beats. 2-step is a melting pot of ideas incorporating elements from a variety of styles (mainly house, drum n' bass, R&B, and hip hop). What holds 2-step together is the basic logic of the drum patterns, which also denominated the name of this style in electronic music.
Again, as a sort of follow-up to my previous post quite similar to this one called "Some Cool Urban Vibes - The Beatmeister's HipHop MixTape," but with more faster and danceable urban R&B beats, will be uploading wicked tunes from well-known garage artists like The Artful Dodger, Craig David, MJ Cole, DJ Luck & MC Neat and a lot more.
1) Twenty Four Seven - Artful Dodger feat. Melanie Blatt of "All Saints" (Album Version) - my fave cool tune here!
2) Fill Me In - Craig David (Album Version) - nice tune!
3) Outrageous - Artful Dodger (Album Version)
4) What You Gonna Do - Artful Dodger (Album Version)
5) Astounded - Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield (MJ Cole Master Mix)
6) All Good - De La Soul feat. Chaka Khan (MJ Cole Remix)
7) Woman Trouble - Artful Dodger & Craig David
8) Time After Time - Distant Soundz (UK Garage Mix) - another version of this popular track!
9) Never Let You Go - Tina Moore (2-Step Mix by Artful Dodger)
10) Changes - Niche (UK Garage Remix) - 2pac remake
11) Re-Rewind - Artful Dodger (Album Version)
12) Try Me Out - Sunship feat. Anita Kelsey (Artful Dodger Mix)
13) I Love Your Smile - DJ Luck & MC Neat (UK Garage Mix) - another remake from that Shanice tune!
14) Girls Like This - B15 Project feat. Crissy D & Lady G (Artful Dodger Mix)
15) Oh No Dilemna - So Solid Crew (2-Step UK Deep Garage Mix)
16) Teardrops - Lovestation (2-Step Garage Remix)
17) More Than A Woman - Aaliyah (UK Garage Mix)
18) I Need Your Love - Dub Syndicate (MJ Cole Classic 2-Step Mix)
19) Push The Feeling On - Nightcrawlers (Sure-As-Hell Funky Mix) - classic house tune; US Garage style!
Here's to funkin' good time!