Original Dodger Drop Exclusive Re-Rewind Garage Classics Playlist
Listen to the artists formerly known as Artful Dodger throwback selection ft. MJ Cole, Wookie and more...
00's garage is synonymous with Artful Dodger. But where are they now? Fun fact: They're now known as Original Dodger. Long story short, the Artful Dodger that you might see doing the rounds lately ain't the originals, they trademarked the name when the Hill and Devereux first split up.
Anyway after 15 years, the 'Re'-Rewind' and 'Movin' Too Fast' pionieering garage duo are back! Last year they returned with 'Millionaire' and just before Christmas they dropped a new tune 'Find Space' featuring the MOBO-winning Shakka.
To celebrate their return they've put us together a bunch of tunes to crank up loud in honour of the genre they love best. Glad to have you back guys!
Roy Davis Jr - Gabriel (Live Garage Mix)
"If one record defines House & Garage this is it. A true classic, worthy of top spot in any chart."
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix)
"Shuddering remix. Dropping this in a club has always been a no brainer, however it’s what you play after it that requires a little thought!"
MJ Cole - Crazy Love
"Our favourite track from old friend and Garage guru MJ Cole. Absolutely sublime."
Nu-Birth - Anytime (Nu Vocal Mix)
"187 Lockdown were best known for ‘Gunman’ and they had several guises, Nu-Birth being one of them. Bumpy vocal garage at its finest."
Wookie - What’s Going On?
"‘Battle’ is a firm favourite, but this Soul II Soul sampling latin jam from Wookie is something you can just play anywhere and it always gets the party started."
Artful Dodger - What Ya Gonna Do Ft. Craig David
"After a run of mid to late 90’s bootlegs this was the first ‘proper’ track we made and released on our own label, Centric. We always thought Craig’s surname was Davis and it was only when we called him up to check spelling for the vinyl artwork that we discovered his surname was actually David!"
Double 99 - RIP Groove
"Seminal Garage Anthem. Alongside ‘Spin Spin Sugar’ this track inspired so many budding producers to get in the studio and start making beats and pushing boundaries. Salute to Tim & Omar!"
M:Dubs - Bump ‘N’ Grind (Sunship Remix)
"Lady Saw’s infectious Dancehall vocal is the perfect fit for Sunship’s trademark production style, ensuring this track never left our record box."
Zed Bias - Neighbourhood
"'I feel good, good, good…'"
Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming (Big Up Version)
"Bumpy vibes from a true pioneer of the scene, Grant Nelson."