BB #427 | Jeremy Sylvester | Feel Your Soul | White Label
There’s no doubting that Tuesday is the worst day of every working week. Everyone knows it, just like they know that Olympic opening/closing ceremonies are crushingly awful. Which is exactly why we initiated the Tuesday Classic.
BB #421 | 24 Hour Experience | Together | Nice ‘N’ Ripe
After a long absence, for which we must apologise, our Tuesday Classic series gets a refresh - with a UKG classic from ‘94. This one still makes us grin like Usain Bolt on a night out with the Swedish, female, handball team.
BB #400 | 3SB | Nasty Bass | Interscope Records
Our ‘Tuesday Classic’ this week, from 1992, comes straight outta James Welsh’s box. Officially our 2nd ever BB Selector, the big news from Jimmy’s endz surrounds his new EP on WOLF Music, due before the end of June.
BB #393 | Blaze | My Beat (Derrick Carter’s Disco Mix) | Slip n Slide
Midland took that little Boiler Room place apart the other week, piece-by-piece, as part of the Aus Music takeover. One of the highlights was this bouncer from 1998. And now it holds an official slot in the BB ‘Tuesday Classic’ archive.
BB #387 | Ambassadors Of Swing | U Give Me The Vibe | Rise ‘n’ Shine
Our regular ‘Tuesday Classic’ arrives two days late this week, but with some pure-bred flex attached. From the heady days of the 1997, this one captures everything we still love about UKG. That shuffle. It’s undeniable on the floor.
BB #379 | Ralph Falcon feat. Dorothy Mann | That Sound (Vox Mix) | Miami Soul
Falcon already has an entry in the BB ‘Tuesday Classic’ list, and alongside the same vocalist too, as ‘The Fog’ - see Been A Long Time [BB #206]. Straight outta 1994 Miami, this one rolls and rolls, like Sonic The Hedgehog with ADHD.
BB #369 | 7 Grand Housing Authority | Love’s Got Me High (Sterac Remix) | Fresh Fruit
A 17-year-old bomb from the depths of 1995 gets the Tuesday Classic nod this week. The original is a banger but this rework, with it’s pounding tom-section and relentless piano synths, gets our juices flowing. Dictatorial.
BB #359 | Salt City Orchestra | The Book (Hardback Dub) | Paper Recordings
It’s Tuesday. It’s time for our weekly classic, digging back through the dusty crates of yesteryear for oft-forgotten gems. This time it’s back to 1994 for some serious warehouse bizniss. This’d still devastate any dance.’
BB #350 | Mr Oizo | Flat Beat | F Communications France
Our ‘Tuesday Classic’ series takes a turn for the commercial this week but, in this case, that ain’t no thing. This one screams classic with as much vim and vigour as a 35-year-old woman at a Take That reunion concert. Yes, Eric.
BB #342 | Phuture | Your Only Friend | Trax Records
“This is cocaine speaking.” Eerie Acid House banger by Phuture, aka Chicago’s DJ Pierre + friends, from the depths of 1987. Conveys a potent anti-drug message and slots perfectly into our Tuesday Classic archive.
BB #329 | Groove Patrol | I Can Feel It | Strictly Rhythm
We’re reaching back to ‘92 on this one and plucking yet another from Strictly Rhythm’s back-catalogue. Pleasingly, this sound is making a comeback stronger than a Macho Man Randy Savage autumn/winter collection.
BB #320 | RIP Productions | Double 99 | Ice Cream Records
Our ‘Tuesday Classic’ series kicks into fifth gear with a UK Garage classic from the depths of 1997, when the scene was nearing the peak of its considerable powers. Arguably, it sounds even better now than it did then. “Ecstasy.”