UKG Appreciation


Dunno if this is the place for it but I did a bunch of UKG mixes earlier in the year that contain a lot of stuff like the stuff in this list. The vibes are fairly self-explanatory based on what they’re called.


Did anyone have a go at remixing MJ Cole’s last single when he gave out the stems? Here’s my effort:


saw this on @chalravens feed this morning on BC and had to share with the Fivers…

this is my idea of dance music. beautifully constructed rhythmelodic organ hook, nuanced groove, bass pressure for days, and those strings :fire:


You might have loved jungle in 96 and hated garage but then in 06 garage saved you from a dire night of boring house music. Blessed.

Garage led to things like Burial and is LND thing forever.

But remember next stuff like:


Lots of good recommendations here, thankfully not just the commercial ones.

Let’s see who remembers this one then…


future is bright for UKG


^Following from the above… anyone got any recommendations from the new wave of UKG revivals that seem to have really picked up steam this year? So many 12"s out on so many new labels with so much similar artwork…
Have picked up a few bits throughout the year and while the good stuff really hits, it does seem like a lot of bland, beige tracks are getting pressed… but I’m just not sure I’m checking the right stuff.

Every track on the South London Press Y U QT 12" is a banger tho… from chirpy summer anthems to dark rollers…


how did I miss this release…

this is hard


if it’s any consolation, they’ve got a new 12" out on friday:


Nice cheers for that, clips are sounding nice

Is this an alias of someone? Who gets an El-B remix on their first release…


that Y U QT 12" is definitely my favorite UKG release just on U Belong 2 Me alone… I remember listening to it for the first time on Rinse when Riz La Teef had a solo show - my first thought was “wow, this is the cutest UKG track I’ve ever heard.”

fast forward to the following summer and I copped the 12".




HOLY SHIT just hearing this now… U Belong 2 ME is some life affirming ultra banger type shit


This sounds sick, definitely diving into this label! I’d say that the INSTINCT label is my go to for new UKG, glad they have a Bandcamp page as well, not that down on vinyl only biz.


Man excellent shout - these Instinct 12"s are killer. Exactly the kind of thing I’m after…
Been trying to ID that “Someone” tune from 005 for a while - proper El-B vibes. Unfortunately it looks like I’ll be paying Discogs prices now.


quality UKG heavy mix from Changsie w/ mostly 2019 stuff


Fresh Y U QT. They’re killing it.


Recorded in Hackney, London, at the Total Refreshment Centre during lockdown 2020.

Piano and vocals by Keith Mindlink.
Production by Kristian Craig Robinson (Capitol K) and Jordan Parry (Clacton City Magic).

Video produced and edited by Jack Foster.


A couple more bassline-y ones I’ve been obsessed with