- Do You Want Me – Cloud 9
- Cover Ups Vol 1 – Joey Musaphia
- (Black) Side A – Track 1 – Nice n Ripe Double Pack
- Dance Tonight – Deep Dub
- Underground Cuts Vol1
- Spend the Night – Danny J Lewis
- Anytime – Nu Birth
- Just Gets Better (TJR Dub) [feat. Xavie] – TJR
- Reach Me (At The Top) – Anita K
- Rips Vol 1
- Bells of N.Y. – Slo Moshun
- The Vibe (That’s Flowing) – Mount Rushmore
After selling my decks a couple of years ago, because I’d mainly gone digital and they’d been sitting in my loft for some time, I’d get pangs when a tune would pop into my head and I only had it on vinyl and was unable to track it down online to listen to it. There’s almost every record ever made on YouTube and I sometimes rip the odd tune from there but the quality is poor-ish and anyway there are just some that can’t be found.
All this led me to do the right thing and pick up another Technics deck. This time I decided to go proper old skool and get the Technics 1200mk2 (the silver one) rather than my old 1210s (black version).
I realised it was possible to run my deck and mixer through my digital set up and benefit from the great FX you get using Traktor Pro.
I decided to put together a vinyl mix of a few of classic garage tracks (it’s about time for another garage revival right?). Few of these are pretty rare and I haven’t listen to them for around 10-15 years, some are classics that you still hear today.
I called it Still Ripe as a nod towards Grant Nelson’s record Label Nice n Ripe which really pioneered this sound.