- ArtistOriginal Dodger
- CategoriesPodcasts – FACT
- File Size145 Mb
- File FormatMp3
Even if you’ve just got a casual knowledge of UK garage, you’ve probably heard Artful Dodger. The Southhampton-based duo of Mark Hill and Pete Devereux hit the big time with ‘Re-Rewind’, a track that solidified garage’s place in UK pop history and gave a young Craig David his first breakout hit.
The duo split in 2001 and signed the name away, so the Artful Dodger moniker was passed on. Now, Hill and Devereux are making their long overdue return as Original Dodger, with new single ‘Millionaire’ and a mixtape, Soundtrack, that’s set to feature up-and-coming Brit talent like Avelino and Nadia Rose alongside grime bonafides P Money, Big Narstie and more.
For their FACT mix, Hill and Devereux have put together a veritable garage history lesson. “It’s a bit of an Original Dodger timeline,” Devereaux says. “I was DJing at a local club in Southampton and Mark would come up of an evening and hang out. I was playing loads of US garage, and it was about the time the whole UK garage sound was kicking off, so a real pivotal moment for us and we were really inspired by some of the early four to the floor bumpy garage tracks you hear.”
The mix then moves into more established 2-step territory (“when we started making music together and putting tracks out”), so the duo drop in a handful of their own key productions, before rounding the selection off with “some of the key garage tracks from the last few years”.
You’ll be booking your flight to Ayia Napa before the mix has even finished.