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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

1997 Garage Classics - Speed & House Mix (2012)

It's Saturday, and I'm feeling great. You might be wondering why? Well, a) I've managed to get some fuel, so that's nice. And b) I've got a wicked mix for you all. A UK Garage mix. Sometimes you wake up and want to please your ears with something nice, and today's mix just fits in beautifully. It's been online for some time, in all honesty, and you might have seen this fly by you on Soundcloud. Heck, you might have even played this out loud, who knows? But what I can say to all that have or haven't seen this mix before: check it out! Don't let the fuel shortage or any other malarky ruin your weekend. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

And how are you feeling at the moment? Ready for it? Ready for the UKG music to come flying through your speakers, right toward you? The beats, bass, and melody, for roughly 80 minutes long. I was ready when I woke up, and still ready for it. Once those familiar baselines are coming through your speakers, And once you realise that the majority of these tunes were released 24-25 years ago, it does make you wonder where the time has gone to, right?

These anthems sound as fresh as when they were released, and still have the potential to demolish a dancefloor. It still baffles me that time does fly by too damn quickly. So damn fast. But as much as we hate it, one thing does stand out: the music from the 90s still remains highly enjoyable. Not outdated or anything like that. Fresh and uplifting, even in 2021.

So, Chris Renegade made this mix, but which tracks did he use 9 years ago? Well, these:

  1. MJ Cole - Sincere (Vocal Mix)

  2. Smokin' Beats feat Lynn Eden - Dreams (Vocal Mix)

  3. Double 99 - Ripgroove (Original Mix)

  4. George Morel - Let's Groove (Original Instrumental)

  5. Astro Trax Team feat Shola Phillips - The Energy (Feel The Vibe)

  6. Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming (Original Mix)

  7. Kele Le Roc - My Love (10° Below Vocal Mix)

  8. Jhelisa - Friendly Pressure (From Midnight Mix)

  9. Danny J Lewis - Spend The Night (H-Mans Groove Dub)

  10. Indo - Are You Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)

  11. Sounds Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)

  12. New Horizons - Find The Path (Sweet Release Mix)

  13. TJR - Just Gets Better (TJR Dub Mix)

  14. Scott Garcia & MC Styles - It's A London Thing (London Edit)

  15. Nu Birth feat Janette Sewell - Anytime (Original Mix)

  16. Harddrive - Deep Inside (MAW Extended Mix)

  17. Sunship - Check 1,2? (Original Mix)

  18. Y-Tribe - Baby You Bring Me Up (Kensal Rise Speed Mix)

  19. Ruff Driverz - Don't Stop (Deeper Mix)

  20. Reach & Spin - Hyper! (Instrumental Mix)

  21. Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix)

  22. Sandy B - Make The World Go Round (Deep Dish Vocal Mix)

  23. Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix)

Chris Renegade's selection contains some really big anthems. I'm not 100% familiar with most names, but the tracks are well known. Come on, like you knew the name behind one of the biggest anthems of all time 'It's A London Thing'? We all know the song and the lyrics (duh), but who is responsible, I really didn't know the artist name, or who the MC was. Or am I just being an idiot?

I really enjoyed this mix. It's nice, calm, relaxing, and yet powerful enough to get your body moving. You don't want to sit still, you want to start dancing. Thankfully the UK is back on track with COVID restrictions (not being any present at all), so when people want to have a great time, you can. If you do decide to rave, please rave safe!

The tunes are carefully selected and beautifully mixed together. I've got no negative feedback. The only thing I don't like about this mix, is the last record. Boy, I hate this song. Not what I wanted to hear, but hey ho, who cares? I just pressed 'play again' on this mix, and started at the beginning again. I just don't like 'Spin Spin Sugar'. But thankfully it doesn't even get played whatsoever. But just the acknowledgment of this track being used gives me goosebumps.

The best track? Come on, that has to be 'Sincere' by MJ Cole. All time UKG classic!

All in all a wicked mix. Thanks Chris for this wicked mix! 24 years ago these tracks were released. Fuckin' hell, where have those years gone to?

DJ: Chris Renegade

Genre/Style: UKG, Garage, 2-Step, House, Speed Garage

Mix Info: 1997 Garage Classics - Speed & House Mix Length Mix: 01:19:40

Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2012

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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