UK Garage / Garage House

UK Garage is a subgenre of House Music and electronic music featuring a shuffling beat, cut up (or “chopped”) vocal samples which are often clipped, time shifted or pitched. Most popular in the UK from the mid 1990s to the early 2000s and related to 2-step, UK Garage is seen as a precursor to Dubstep.

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Todd Edwards, Matt Jam Lamont, Scott Diaz & Smasher made a record together

Slick beats and bubbly organs and they tickle like champagne and these form the basis for "Waiting," a collaboration between a supergroup of UK Garage producers including Todd Edwards, Matt Jam Lamont, Scott Diaz and MC Smasher.
City Road Records

Idle Hands’ in-house City Road label drops a V/A “for all the record shops”

Garage, grime and UKG-adjacent stuff from Wilfy D, OH91, DJ Polo and Sir Hiss on Idle Hands record shop's private label.
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DJ Whooshhh – RISE vol 6

UK Garage mixtape from DJ Whooshhh for this week's 5 Mag RISE mix.
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Bandcamp Finds: 0161 Underground – Runnin’

From Manchester and purveyor of deep but energetic dance music, spiked with a bit of garage, drums that will knock some bodies around and vocal clips that will lift them back up.
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Lovelydaze: Hold On 2 U

Whether Lovelydaze is a new voice or one that's just new for you, you would do well to check this out. "Hold On 2 U" wraps up some deep meditative bliss in the parameters of a UKG-influenced track.
Garage Paradise

First London gig – Czboogie at Garage Paradise

Coming up January 21 with Jeremy Sylvester, Ray Hurley, DJ Whooshhh, Lord Byron, DJ MJ, Mikey DJ, CKP, Fevasoul and Onyx Stone.
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Garage City holds a reunion to raise funds for Steve from Bobby & Steve

Bringing the tribe back together in Shoreditch London this Saturday Oct 1 with Norman Jay, Grant Nelson, Full Intention and more to raise money for the care of Steve Laviniere, who is in neurological hospital care following complications from COVID.
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Premiere: Steve Mill ft. Geraldine: THE MISTAKE (Amalle & Yambow Remix) [True Romance]

Slinky UKG-inspired remix of Steve Mill's fire new record from Tensnake's True Romance Records.
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#ListenUp DJ Deano DNA – Paradise

From London-based garage and garage house label Bumpin Underground, DJ Deano DNA finds a sweet vocal and rides on "Paradise."
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Worldship Music drops a V/A for the ages

DJs, take note: Herald Traccs Vol 1 drops a bomb with tracks from Santiago Salazar, Teflon Dons, Kelvin K and Westcoastgoddess.
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Danny J Lewis gently pushes the garage house envelope on Life / The Dancer

This doubled-sided EP from Danny J Lewis (Defected, MAW Records, Soulfuric Trax etc.) delivers two quite different tracks.
London VIbes

London Vibes – the story behind one of UK Garage’s holy grails

Nearly 25 years ago, a youth worker made London Vibes / Fungus Mungus - one of the most coveted garage records in history. He had no idea anyone was listening.
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Secret weapons: Club of Jacks drops “Infinity”

Four absolutely stellar deep house and garage-tinged tracks here & gone on vinyl.
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Rich Daddies drop the incendiary Get Close EP

Killer UK Garage track from "Rich Daddies," purportedly a pair of Australian housemates who made this incendiary record "during one of the longest lockdowns in the world."
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Slinky vibes from Orchid & Age on Eldia DUB001

Super-charged UKG with solid grooves, shuffling 2 step beats and chopped up and otherwise manipulated vocals on Eldia DUB001 EP, streaming now.
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We’re here for what Matt Jam Lamont & Echelon are making

Undastand is the latest in a series of singles from the collaboration of UK Garage producers and DJs.
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#JACKED – Inside the New 5 Mag

Demuir beats the beat thieves, a legendary Garage white label, the making of a Frankie Knuckles tribute and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
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SPEKTRALSOUND debuts on City Road with Garage banger “Big Up”

Big Up, big sound: Bristol record shop Idle Hands launches a new imprint curated with homegrown "secret weapons" like this one.
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Reissue: Rare classic speed garage tune SW15 London Vibes

Reissued by Shuffle'n'Swing, the infamous and mysterious "Fungus Mungus" rides again.

Party Like It’s Y2K: “Pirates” UK Garage movie opens to rave reviews

Nitpicking aside, generally positive reviews for UK Garage inspired movie Pirates that opened in the UK last week.


Brutal layoffs at Bandcamp as new owner slashes 50% of staff

A week after promising to preserve many of the site's most beloved features, Bandcamp's new owner has gutted the company's staff. The writing team at Bandcamp Daily is reportedly down to just 3 people.