Garage Classics

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The House & Garage Orchestra is the creation of old-school UK garage (UKG) producer DJ Shy Cookie and long-term friend/co-producer Ishmael Hamilton and is the original live touring and recording house and garage focused project. Garage Classics is the first album from this exciting live outfit and brings together 18 of the biggest UKG hits of the late '90s/early '00s, brought back to life in a unique live band with orchestra style. Garage Classics features a stellar line-up of original UKG artists and new talent, all re-interpreting their own and others' anthems accompanied by a live band and orchestra. With artists including Sweet Female Attitude, Kele Le Roc, Denzee (Monsterboy), Shola Ama, MC Neat, Shelley Nelson, BB Diamond, Shy Cookie himself and newcomers Kayla Amor, Camden Cox, Oggie, Freejak & Safety First, Tough Love, and Reigns, the album has real nostalgia and heritage alongside fresh faces. Massive house and UKG hits re-interpreted on the album include "Movin' Too Fast" (Artful Dodger), "Flowers" (Sweet Female Attitude), "Sorry" (Monsterboy), "My Love" (Kele Le Roc), "Sincere" (MJ Cole), "Little Bit Of Luck" (DJ Luck & MC Neat), "Romeo" (Basement Jaxx), "Closer Than Close" (Rosie Gaines), "Straight From The Heart" (Doolally), "Something In Your Eyes" (Ed Case), "Imagine" (Shola Ama), "Gypsy Woman" (Crystal Waters) and "Hideaway" (De'Lacy). To these are added two exclusive new tracks, "Let Me Show You How" and "Change The World" from Shy Cookie, already causing waves at specialist radio plus two massive UKG remix-covers of classic tracks "Masterblaster" (Stevie Wonder) and "Poison" (Bel Biv Devoe). Garage Classics is aimed squarely at the 25-34 & 35-44 lapsed clubber/coffee table demographic who remember the heady days of UKG from the late '90s and early '00s but are looking for a fresh, maybe more sedate but still-exciting take on their favorite anthems. Digipak in matte finish with foil blocking.