With the explosive start to 2022 we have seen is such an enjoyable thing to witness for UKG fans, as numerous different labels and artists have thrown everything they have at expanding the scene and generating exciting new releases. On a personal level, I can’t recall a year that has started with such a high intensity of top quality UKG releases, both across the underground spectrum and across a more mainstream playing field as well. Today, we are going to be taking a look at both one of the labels making a real difference right now and one of our favourite artists who continues his high magnitude of releases.
Garage Shared and Tuff Culture have been working closely together for the last couple of years and it has been such an exciting label-artist relationship to watch grow, with Tuff Culture featuring on at least 8 Garage Shared drops last year alone. Today we are going to be taking a look at two new drops featuring the man himself, kicking off with a very exciting remix of ‘Good Vibes’ alongside SG as Hans Glader steps up to do the dance we all know and love
As far as garage remixes go, this is one that is going to be an absolute dynamite stick in the dance, with the cool original vocal structure and melodic layout from Tuff Culture & SG being reworked into a super-bouncy thrill-ride, again utilizing Glader’s impressive production arsenal with a fiery display of precise yet powerful drum design and smoothened synth work to back it up. This is a rework that definitely does justice to the original, so take a listen for yourself below:
Alongside this, we also see another brand new single drop from Tuff Culture, again via the Garage Shared crew, but this time rolling out solo on some seriously nostalgic old school flavour. As far as sound goes, ‘Kitchen Party’ takes us right back to the early naughties, with crunchy drum rhythms and soulful vocal sampling leading the way, topped with colourful chord progressions and serious throwback feel. This allows us to the see the more OG side of Tuff Culture’s character, who absolutely smashes this one out of the park. You can check it out below: