We’re working on a really cool but complicated project which consists of writing down in graph form the evolution of the UK Garage genre since it’s creation around 93-94 to all the sub-genres of the UKG family tree that followed for the next 15-17 years.
A really interesting little project we’re embarking on with our good friend Dr. Love who has been into UKG from the very start. We were sitting down, talking about years, key dj’s, key radio shows, movements and so on. We then started talking about “pivotal tracks” that really shaped the landscape of British Urban music. We will go on in detail about all this but since we’re on the subject he is one of those pivotal tracks.
So here is Logic‘s “Blues For You” released in 1994 on Strictly Rhythm, quite simply one of the dopest house tracks of all-time, with production by Wayne Gardiner, one of 90′s house music’s unsung heroes.
Listening to this track really helps bridge the gap between the US and UK garage scenes, in fact it sounds like a UKG track and holds up well against any new track. It probably wins the award for one of the house tracks that was ahead of its time. The keys, the syncopated beats, the tough baseline… It’s all there!!
There were vocal mixes to this one too, but it’s – and always had been – about the Dub version!
Just to prove how big this track was for UKG scene all you have to know is that it was flipped only a couple months later by 24hr Experience aka Grant Nelson on “Together” in 1994 on Nice N’ Ripe records, arguably the first UKG record label.