Kastle – ‘Classic Garage & 2 Step’ [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

Producer and DJ Kastle might not hail from the UK, but bass-driven dance music is a worldwide phenomenon nowadays and the Pittsburgh-born, San Francisco-based electronic artist clearly understands a thing or two about the glory days of garage and 2-step.

His latest mix, simply titled Classic Garage & 2-step Mixtape, is aimed squarely at British shores, as is made clear by Scott Garcia’s brash “It’s a London thing!” vocal not far in, and it revisits the original sounds of UKG and 2-step with aplomb, combining kicks and shuffles with plenty of soul and employing slick remixes alongside original classics.

The mix moves from tracks by pioneering figures like Todd Edwards (himself an American), to the more bass-driven 2-step of Brown & Cole, to catchy turn-of-the-century hits by the likes of Artful Dodger and So Solid associates The Reelists, with plenty of great vocals and bumpy beats to feast your ears on along the way and it’s a nostalgic 45 minutes. All that’s left to say is check out the tracklist below then scroll down to listen for yourself. Download here.

Tracklist: Kastle – Classic Garage & 2-Step Mixtape

01. Jeremy Sylvester – Not A Perfect Love
02. Todd Edwards – A Song For You
03. Operator & Baffled – Things Are Never (Full Vocal Mix)
04. Somore – I Refuse (Sunshine Bros Mix)
05. Scott Garcia – A London Thing (London Mix)
06. Goldie – Believe (Bump n Flex Club Mix)
07. Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (Steve Gurley Mix)
08. Todd Edwards – Show Me A Sign
09. Industry Standard – You’re The Only One
10. Dub Syndicate – I Need A Rhythm
11. Shola Ama – Imagine (Ed Case & Carl H Remix)
12. Deep Cover Inc – Deep Inside
13. Artful Dodger – Rewind ft. Craig David
14. Chris Mack – Tear It Up
15. Jameson – Slow Jam
16. James Lavonz – Let’s Get It On
17. Brown & Cole – Our Destiny (DIY Positive Dub)
18. Darqwan – Pipe Dreams
19. Industry Standard Productions – Taken All My Time (DJ Deller Mix)
20. The Reelists – Freak Mode (DnD Remix)
21. Kastle – Time Traveler (Todd Edwards Remix)