Friday, 27 December 2013


Nowadays, Wookie (a.k.a. Jason Chue... Chue. Wookie. Geddit?) is best known for the chart success that he's achieved with 'The Hype', a collaboration with singer Eliza Doolittle. Now this is all well and good and yeah, it's a catchy song, but it comes nowhere near the OLD Wookie we used to know. 

Whenever I'm craving some good, homegrown UK garage, my first point of reference will always be the 90's/early noughties (the golden era of the genre) and for me, Wookie's 'Battle ft. Lain' comes out on top every time. A bouncy 2-step composition released on the turn of the millennium, it marked a final triumph before the genre began to fall out of popularity and give way to darker strains of jungle and DnB. Wookie's shift from garage to house (genre of choice for many nowadays) is completely understandable, but let's not forget about this banger:

While we don't hear as much of it anymore, there are still many great DJs and producers out there keeping Garage alive. One such artist is Brighton-based Moony. Here's a brilliant rework of a Fugee's classic, 'Fu-Gee-La'. Enjoy!

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