UKG Classix Vol.13
We kick off volume thirteen of UKG Classix with Wookie’s remix of Gabrielle’s top ten single Sunshine. Which was the first single from her third album Rise that was released in 1999 and topped the album chart in early 2000. Gabrielle wrote the song after giving birth to her son, a contributing factor to the song’s upbeat mood. Sunshine was also remixed by the Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles. One of my all time favourite UKG anthem’s and I remember it being a pretty hard tune to track down.
The next UK Garage classic in the mix is Movin Too Fast by the Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson. Released on Locked On in 2000 the UKG anthem went on to reach the number two spot in the UK Singles Chart. Movin Too Fast also featured on the Artful Dodger’s 2000 album It’s All About The Stragglers. The first version on this tune I received was in 1998 from the Pioneer CD Pool when it was originally a House track on Centric Records.
The third track in the mix is Enough Is Enough by UK Garage legends Y-Tribe, featuring the vocals of UKG diva Elisabeth Troy. Released on Northwest 10 Records the song only managed to reach the top 50 in the singles chart for Christmas 1999, which I find hard to believe as this is one of the classiest UK Garage tunes there is.
Next up is The Godfather remix of Who’s The Better Man by Robbie Craig & Gerideau. Released on Public Demand in 2000 and became an instant UK Garage classic. Robbie & Gerideau performed the track at the UKG Awards which my best mates attended, I was unable to go as I had to work that Sunday night, and still to this day they like to take the Mickey about how good the awards were and that I couldn’t go. The UKG classic also had the remix treatment by the Wideboys.
The fifth tune It Ain’t Enough a collaboration between the Dreem Teem and the Artful Dodger featuring MZ May and MC Alistair. Another UKG anthem released on Public Demand, but it was the Dub mix that features on this volume that got the most plays on the Garage scene. The track also featured on the mixed CD compilation The Artful Dodger Presents Re-Rewind Back By Public Demand released on London Records in 2000.
The final UKG classic in the mix is the bootleg remix of Brandy & Monica’s song The Boy Is Mine. The B&M Remix by UK Garage legends the Architechs was released on white label in 1998 and reportedly went on to sell 20,000 copies to cement it as a UKG anthem.
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