It’s been over seven years since I said goodbye to the motherland and headed down under. It’s only when you leave somewhere that you fully appreciate everything you loved about it. For me that’s a mix of smooth pothole free roads, and the nations unrivalled love of house music spanning over 25 years.
This is the first time I have done a mix that celebrates the creative dynamos that live on the windy wet rock we know as the UK. I’ve tried to represent a mix from the deep to the soulful and of course the sound created there – UK garage. I’ve also tried to be strict and only use tracks where the producer and remixer are from the UK. In the majority of cases this also includes any vocalists, but a few non UK singers slipped through!
This mix is overflowing with talent featuring on the production side the likes of Atjazz, Jimpster, Richard Earnshaw, The Layabouts, Groove Assassin, Sean McCabe, Phil Asher, DJ Garphie, Souldynamic, Jazzloungerz, Conan Liquid, Danism, Ziggy Funk, Shur-I-Khan, Milton Jackson, Reel People, Irfan Rainy and a host of other talented Brits.
There are also the vocal talents of Omar, Shea, Taliwa, Zara McFarlane, Deon Nathan and Portia Monique
This is only the first of what is likely to be a long running series as there is so much quality to choose from both past and present. So yes I know legends like Grant Nelson, Dave Lee and co are missing here, but that is just going to push me to get a follow up out sooner than later.
It goes without saying a Stars & Stripes series is also on it’s way, as well as Continental (Europe) and SA sets. A NY and London city series may even be on the cards, watch this space.
Not that anyone noticed (including me!) but I have been playing on Pressure for over a year now (23rd Feb 2012). Would have been nice to have a special 1 yr anniversary show – but that will have to wait until the second year anniversary now.
In that time I’ve met some great like minded people in the chatroom who come in every week. Also been welcomed into the Pressure family by Carol, Paul and all of the Pressure DJs and I’m very grateful for that.
So here’s to another year……at least on the Pressure airwaves.
1: Atjazz – From Me To You
2: Jimpster – Inside The Loop
3: DJ Garphie – Synth The Size (G’s Soulful Mix)
4: Neil Pierce ft Kadija Kamara – Relish Your Soul (Soul Heaven Vox)
5: Ziggy Funk ft Taliwa – What You Afraid Of (Ziggy’s Original)
6: Jazzloungerz – Obsession
7: Bopstar – Captured (Restless Soul Main Mix)
8: Logistix ft Deon Nathan – I Feel (Souldynamic Remix)
9: Maddslinky ft Omar – Special (Atjazz Remix)
10: Warm Days ft Swindle & Natalie Maddix – Selfish Skies (Atjazz Remix)
11: Liquid People, Danism, Heidi Vogel – Love Is On It’s Way
12: Milton Jackson – Don’t Worry About The Drums
13: Shur-I-Khan – String Killer
14: Spiritchaser – Paradise Row (Horizon Dub)
15: Souldynamic – Sunce
16: The Layabouts, Portia Monique – Bring Me Joy (Director’s Cut Vocal)
17: Irfan Rainy, Rex Leon, Vaceo – Singer Of Songs (The Vinyl Ears Mix)
18: Sean McCabe, Groove Assassin – Love Fantasy
19: Groove Assassin, Deep City Soul – I Need You (Groove Assassin Slam Dub)
20: Landslide – Yemp Booty (Aaron Jerome Mix)
21: Tarantulaz ft Monique Bingham – They Forgot It
22: Restless Soul, Shea Soul – Tricks (Vocal)
23: Liquid People – Son Of Dragon
24: Conan Liquid – Quincy’s Joint