23 Degrees arrives at the Bongo to celebrate one of the most defining sounds and fashions of our culture with a history of UK Garage.
To honour the occasion we have invited the legendary Wookie for a 90 minute lesson in all things garage.
Chue’s career began in 1991 as a producer for UK R&B/reggae artist Wayne Marshall, producing most of Marshall’s 1994 debut album 90 Degrees and Rising. He consequently worked alongside Jazzie B for several years, as a writer/producer for Soul II Soul, and also as a producer for Dynamite MC and Doom Man. In the late ’90s, the ‘Wookie sound’ became apparent in his bootleg mixes of songs by Whitney Houston, Brandy and Debelah Morgan. One of the original innovators of UK garage, he scored a huge underground club hit with Scrappy and released his first official remix of the Gabrielle song, Sunshine, under the name Wookie, in 1999. Another hit remix was released in 2000 under the alias Exemen, of Sia’s song, Little Man. Wookie scored his first UK Top 10 hit single in 2000 with Battle. Two of his other songs, What’s Going On and Back Up (To Me) also made the UK charts and his self-titled debut album was released in 2000. Wookie has reproduced tracks for artists such as Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Sia Furler, Justin Timberlake, Roll Deep, Ray Foxx, and many others, and remixed Destiny’s Child, Public Enemy and Nas, among others./span>
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