UKG Classix Vol.6
We kick off this Underground Frequencies Vol.1 tribute with one of the greatest dance records ever made, “Gabrielle” by Chicago House producer Roy Davis Jr, featuring the soulful vocals and trumpet from Peven Everett. Originally released on Large Records in 1996 and then picked up in the UK by XL Recordings in 1997, where it reached #22 in the UK Singles Chart.
Next up in the mix is “Push The Love” by UK Garage legend Todd Edwards. Released in 1997 on i! Records the track would be championed by Tuff Jam on their Underground Frequencies radio show on Kiss FM.
The third track in the mix “I Get A Rush” is a bonafide “Speed Garage” anthem, which was produced by Julian Jonah under the alias Tyanda, who’s other aliases include 187 Lockdown and Nu-Birth. Originally released on Blunted in 1995 and picked up on Island Records and re-released in the same year.
The next tune in the mix “Tumblin Down” is a Tuff Jam produced track featuring the vocals from Xavier, who would also feature on another UK Garage classic production by Tuff Jam, “Just Gets Better” which also featured on Underground Frequencies Vol.1.
The fifth song comes from the Sneaker Pimps, who’s track “Spin Spin Sugar” was remixed by dance music legend Armand Van Helden and would go on to become a club classic. Released in the UK in early 1997, where the track would reach the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart.
The final track in the Underground Frequencies tribute comes from Rosie Gaines with her club classic “Closer Than Close” with Tuff Jam on remix duty. Released in the spring of 1997, the song reached the top 5 of UK Singles Chart, and spent a total of twelve weeks in the chart.