The sounds of the summer suburbs circa 1999.
ED CASE- SOMETHING IN YOUR EYES (RED ROSE RECORDINGS)
This was a brooding effort from Ed Case, touches a little deeper than many UKG tracks. Lest it be forgotten. I notice this got a rehash for the bassline house lot last year, and it sounds gash compared to the original.
COLOUR GIRL- JOYRIDER (4 LIBERTY)
Girl anthem here. I was speaking to Simon Reynolds (as one does) and he pointed out, that the approval system for UK Garage always seems to centre on the the opinion of the 'laydeez', which is perhaps unlike any other underground music.
MASTERS AT WORK- TO BE IN LOVE [MJ COLE REMIX] (DEFECTED)
In my humble opinion MJ's finest 'early' hour.
DJ ZINC- KINDA FUNKY (BINGO)
Not strictly darkside by todays standards, but definately went off down your local underage gig at the bingo hall.
RESEVOIR DOGS- THE BUDDAH FINGER (RESERVIOR DOGS INC)
Sampled some old Depth Charge record, itself probably sampling some old kung-fu movie. 'Went off' lots.
LIVEWIRE- DEVASTATE (HARRY LIME)
Had some bait sample on it but didn't take away from drop and subsequent bassline.
Make sure and go and support these artists by buying these relea... sorry I'm trying to keep a straight face.