Review: Now across the course of 2020, The team at 2TUF4U have been putting together some incredible garage releases, always managing to find a fabulous middle ground between the nostalgic side of UKG, alongside it's more futuristic flavours. Today we take in their brand new remix selection for Madd Tuff Project's 'Faith Is My Fire' original, featuring the magnificent vocals of Leanne Louise. Apart from numerous edits and acapella editions of the original track, we see the likes of MRT Houze, Para, Sovereign, Highrise and more all supply some scorching recreations. For us however, the two stand out remixes come from Krissi B and Fresh II Waves, with Krissi firstly blending the track into a moody, purple-sounding garage twist up, before Fresh's high tempo overhaul sends the track in a whole new sunshine-driven direction. This release also comes complete with a bonus track in 'Perfect Dub', a groovy leg-shaker and a pleasant addition to this already stacked tracklisting!
Review: We have been singing the praises of the 2TUF4U imprint for a fair few weeks now, but this latest release takes that to an entirely new level as they unveil a phenomenal 30 track selection featuring heavyweights such as Mad Tuff Project, Leanne Louise, Don Oliver, Kele Le Roc, Gary Esson, DIY and a tonne more. It's a pretty monumental project, showcasing the best of the combination between old and new UK garage in it's richest formats. Despite the tracklisting being super stacked, our highlights would have to include the dreamy landscapes of Undertone's Instant Mood Vocal mix of 'Let It Be' from Xavier, alongside Solution's Doctor dub mix of 'You', put together originally by the exceptional combo of Fully Loaded Project, Karl Brown & Todd Edwards. What a legendary compilation this really is.
Crimzon - "Shower Your Love" (feat Meron - DJ Beenie Special) - (3:18) 129 BPM
Review: Mixed live by DJ Beenie, Garage Kiss: Sounds of the Underground Vol. 1 is a compilation that features 25 of the garage underground's biggest tracks, showcasing the best of the new wave of UK garage talent. Highlights include The Next Room's "Turning Point", whose horn samples recall Roy Davis Jr's classic "Gabriel", Fuzzy Logik's "Playground", which weaves a tightly rolling UK Funky beat and fat bassline around Myshy's catchy vocal action and jazzy, bright synth melody, and Danny B-Line's refix of Redlight's "Source 16", wrapping a bass squelch around rave whistles and hollow snares. As skillful as DJ Beenie's mixing is, the superb selections also come as unmixed original tracks.