The champagne-tinged, Moschino clad sound of UKG may have filled the clubs and late-night bars of London from the late-90s and went on to become a cornerstone of British dance music, but at the turn of the millennium over in Hamburg, Ostgut Ton’s Nick Höppner was pioneering the sound in a city known for it’s techno. At the time, Höppner formed part of the UKG crew Tune, picking up rare records and dubplates in London and throwing weekly garage raves in Hamburg’s red light district.
Decades have passed since that time of Hennessey fuelled revelry. Höppner has gone on to become a linchpin of Berlin’s underground and is now fronting a new label imprint Touch From A Distance. But UKG never dies, and thanks to a rediscovered plastic bag full of minidiscs nearly 20 years old we have Höppner’s Y2K mix, a rarely heard homage to garage grooves from the German selector that pays tribute to this foundation sound. Pull up.
Nick: “I‘ve recently borrowed a minidisc player from a friend and went through a plastic bag full minidiscs, which has previously collected the dust of seven different flats since the turn of the millennium. Amongst them I found this mix here which I must have recorded at some point in 2000 in my Hamburg bed room. At that time I’ve been part of the Tune crew and we were running a weekly UK Garage night at the Lounge, a club in the heart of Hamburg’s redlight district. I was also still working as a music journalist for Groove Magazine and going to London frequently, where I had access to a lot of UKG records which never even made it out of the UK (or London). Stupidly, though, I sold the biggest chunk of that collection sometime in 2006, but here is a little time capsule documenting my (ongoing) love for this music. Enjoy!”
Pic of Nick by Alex Kuru.
Next up in our 2018 Mix Series comes Jeff Emmott aka Sir Hiss. Hailing from Bristol – a city that’s often best-known for its Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, the 20 year old DJ and producer is the pioneer of a unique sound and style of Bristol born Grime production that draws inspiration from across the musical spectrum.
Thanks to a vast knowledge and appreciation for all kinds of music, the South West based beat maker is putting out instantly-recognisable tracks that sample pretty much everything including old-school Grime, Jungle, Drum and Bass as well as unexpected sounds from the middle-east and beyond. Hiss’s DJ sets are quick, choppy with the faders, and jammed full of the freshest dubs, alongside certified classics and rare refixes from the vast archive he has built over the years.
Rude Jude is a UKG/Bass House producer and DJ based in London. After five years playing in Paris’ best venues (Zenith de Paris, Social Club, Machine du Moulin Rouge, La Cigale…), he recently decided to move to London to be closer to the scene he belongs to. During the past year, he’s already worked with labels like Fool’s Gold, Second To None & 3000 Bass.
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Rude Jude Remix)
Scott Garcia, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Shy Cookie – Poison (Rude Jude Remix)
Rude Jude – Alright (feat. Holybrune)
Rude Jude – High Fly
Lucy Pearl – Don’t Mess With My Man (Rude Jude Remix)
Drake – Passionfruit (Rude Jude Remix)
Julia Michaels – Issues (Rude Jude Remix)
Rude Jude – The King & The Storm
Rude Jude X Livsey – Crazy
Rude Jude – Armageddon
Rude Jude X Holly – Pedal To The Floor
Youngstar – Pulse X (Rude Jude Remix)
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El-B originally made his name as part of the legendary Groove Chronicles outfit, being the first artist to bring a dark edge to UK Garage with tracks like ‘Stone Cold’ and ‘1999’. Through his own Ghost Records imprint, El-B has sculpted and defined the modern dubstep sound and famously inspired the prodigious talent of Burial, Benga, Skream and countless others.
Celebrating 20 years of Garage Nation!
Set recored live in the main room at Fabric on 22-Dec-2017.
Kept this one old skool as it was an earlier set.
Just before Christmas, Marcus held an Exceptional DJ Takeover on his show on rinse! I was privileged to be asked to take part!
This is my mix from the show, of course with exclusives inside!
Big up to Marcus for getting me down!
Watch this space!
Guest Mix w/ Hyphen on Data Transmission Radio 16/12/17.
Large up to 0161 donny Hyphen for having me.
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Recorded Live on the Pacino Beach Stage at Outlook Festival 2017.
We have the pleasure of presenting to you a great exclusive mix from a name that has been synonymous with bass music for some time, Kissy Sell Out.
After 11 years in the music game, Kissy Sell Out continues to be one of the most unique players in the British dance music scene. Having made his name by mixing records for Gwen Stefani, Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Sugababes, Groove Armada, Human League and Chromeo when he was only 21 years old and still studying his first degree at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, his name exploded across the global festival circuit with his frantic and electrifying DJ style, leading him onto hosting one of the most popular specialist shows in BBC Radio 1 history, the “Kissy Klub”.
As of 2017, Kissy heads up the new house and bassline garage label Stepper Man. The launch of the label exceeded all expectations early on when the second release received over 3 million plays on Facebook after Kissy uploaded his self-made promo video utilising his pre-music background as a graphic designer. With this label Kissy continues to release music under his own name, as well as using the moniker KSO to write more experimental techno and bassline garage tracks.
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KSO – Nasty [Stepper Man] **EXCLUSIVE**
Stylo G feat. Chip – Yu Zimme (Mofaux Remix – Kissy Re-Edit)
Official Nancie – Blind Vision (Aftermath Dub) [Stepper Man] **EXCLUSIVE**
Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me (Acapella)
Sammy Virji – Know (Kissy Re-Edit)
Hugo Massien – No Return (Kissy Re-Edit)
JAIKEA – Know (KSO Remix) **EXCLUSIVE**
Kissy Sell Out – Heart Strings ft. Sofia Vago (Sirmo Remix – Kissy Re-Edit) [Stepper Man]
DJ Zinc X Chris Lorenzo – Gammy Elbow (Kissy Re-Edit)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Rich Pinder & DJOKO Garage Mix – Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
Nu Era – First Contact [Four40]
Sammy Virji – Do Me A Favour (Kissy Re-Edit) [Chip Butty Records]
Jaimeson – True X Notion – Massive & Crew (Kissy Re-Edit)
Zinc X Mary J Blige – Nexx X Family Affair (Kissy Re-Edit)
PVC – The Preacher (Kissy Re-Edit) [Stepper Man]
Route 94 – Dark Keyless (Kissy Re-Edit)
Luis Bacalov & Edda Dell’Orso – His Name Is King (Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
Stormzy – Big For Your Boots (LO’99 Remix – Kissy Re-Edit)
PVC – Walking With Rhinos (VIP – Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
Conducta & Deadbeat UK – Hurt Me (Notion Remix – Kissy Re-Edit) [2-Tone Entertainment]
Henryk Górecki – Symphony No 3 Op 36 (K.S.O. Intro Edit)
Jona – Learning From Mistakes (Kissy Re-Edit) [Get Physical]
Distro – Rap Money (Kissy Re-Edit)
Kissy Sell Out – Sweet Toy V.I.P. [Stepper Man] **EXCLUSIVE**
Sirmo – Badman (Kissy Re-Edit) [Stepper Man]
TRC – Lost Souls (Kissy Re-Edit)
DJ Zinc X Jack Beats – The Anvil (Kissy Re-Edit)
Kings of Rhythm – Bomb Da Loop X Holy Goof – Cheatin’ (Kissy Re-Edit)
DJ Direct – Riko’s Revenge (Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
DJ Q – Rocky (Kissy Re-Edit)
KSO – Super Tough [Illegal Bass] **EXCLUSIVE**
Ill Phil & Lorenzo – You’ve Got The Love (Kissy Re-Edit)
Mike Metro & Torren Foot – Crenshaw (KSO Edit) [Medium Rare]
Mr Virgo – Hypnotic VIP [White]
Notion & Holy Goof – Sweet Talk (VIP – Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
Notion – The Otherside (Kissy Re-Edit)
P Money – Nah Nah G (J.G Remix – Kissy Re-Edit) [White]
Labrynth – Earthquake (Sinful Sessions Remix – Kissy Re-Edit)
Ussy X Jack Junior – Always (Kissy Re-Edit) **EXCLUSIVE**
Gettoblaster – Finger Bang (Kissy Sell Out Remix) [We Jack]
Live recording of Elixah’s set at Compound 3, March 10, 2017.
Ministry of Sound DJ and Producer Tom Bull has stepped into the mix with a heavyweight sound full of dancefloor stompers – One for the energy crew!
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