Thursday, March 6, 2008
UFG (I Heart Series pt. 6)
UFG, which stands for "Up For Grabs", was a really dope label from Manchester in the early to mid 90's which yielded several "hits" in the house/rave/breaks scene. Ran by Danny Hibrid & Mike E-Bloc, who produced under the names Direckt, E-Lustrious, Rollin' Gear & others; they were known for some happy ass funky jams. Here's some key tuneage:
E-Lustrious - On The Ragga Tip (Instrumental) 
I recorded this one a lil slower, like how it is on Jason Blakemore's "West Coast Energy 3" as well as that awesome Knish mix we did for These Rocks Pop.
Direckt - Two Fatt Guitars 
As featured on some old Garth mixtape. I forget which one.
Rollin Gear - Backbone Slide 
Eric Davenport used to drop it, and he's got great taste.
UFG Soundsystem - Bell-Tup 
This is a very sought after track... featured on many big mixes from that time, I've seen this vinyl go for $100+ and mine didn't come cheap either.
Rollin' Gear - I, I Know (Funk Mix)
This was a huge anthem out here, heavy rotation particularly by Jason Blakemore and Jesse Brooks.