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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.

Get Snazzy: Meet UK Producer Stevie B.

I've noticed that those who have an amazing ear for music - especially those championing that '90s-tinged garage sound - tend to be the modest ones with little or no publicity hype. Kool...
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Scott Garcia: It’s A London Thing/Waiting (Connected Records, 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Scott Garcia It's A London Thing from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

Zed Bias Remixes Mark de Clive-Lowe’s “Now or Never”

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/265917761" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Multi-instrumentalist and bona fide genius Mark de Clive-Lowe has announced the launch of his CHURCH Summer Sessions starting up June 16 2016 at The Grand Star Jazz Club...
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Cloud 9: Rule My Mind (Cloud Nine Records 1999)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Cloud 9: Rule My Mind from 199. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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Tuff Jams Vol 1 (New York Soundclash Records, 1995)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Tuff Jams Vol 1 from 1995. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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Alex Lawton’s 6 Unsung UK Garage Producers

Documentary filmmaker Alex Lawton selects six unsung producers from UK Garage history.

Grant Nelson: The 5 Magazine Interview

I don't know of many other producers that have run the gamut of sounds like this man has. From early breakbeat techno, rave and hardcore jams as Wishdokta (among others) to pushing 2 Step...
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24Hour Experience: Part Two: More Dub Essentials

Under this bland title Grant Nelson wrapped up two of the best UK Garage tracks ever made.
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George Morel: Let’s Groove (Strictly Rhythm 1993)

UK Garage Classics: Information about George Morel: Let's Groove from 1993. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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UKG2k17: DJ Sushi’s Phoenix Mix

"Phoenix": A UK Garage/2step mix from DJ Sushi for 5 Magazine's three part celebration of UKG.

MJ Cole: Sincere (Metrix 1998)

UK Garage Classics: Information about MJ Cole Sincere from 1998. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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5 Mag Interviews Todd Edwards – On Disclosure, Daft Punk and His New Album

Two years ago I watched Todd Edwards (twitter | soundcloud) charm the pants off his Chicago audience. Armed with the biggest smile and glow cross necklaces to give away, he danced through his entire...
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London Vibes/Fungus Mungus Vol 1 (SW15, 2000)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Fungus Mungus or London Vibes from 2000. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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UKG Revival: Obstacle Gets Lively with Moodswing’s Outbreak

With Outbreak from Moodswing, Obstacle is three records in and has shown the chops to be maybe the best UK Garage label in the business now.
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Garage Favorites from Plastik People’s Collections #6

Hi Times, DB Selective and Ruff Trax get repressed on shimmering black wax by Marc Cotterell's Plastik People.
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DJ EZ: Hesi ’99

UK Garage Classics: Information about DJ EZ - Hesi '99 from 2002. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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How I Play: Scott Diaz on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...
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UKG2017: AJ Dubbz’s Futur3 of Now

"Futur3 of Now": A UK Garage mix from AJ Dubbz for 5 Magazine's three part celebration of UKG.

Marc Cotterell on House, Garage and Plastik People

Wanna get a brief lesson on House and Garage history as told (verbally and musically) by Marc Cotterell? Keep scrolling! We’re beyond excited to have Marc Cotterell grace Chicago decks this coming week. We’re HUGE...

Double 99: RIP Groove (Satellite 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Double 99 RIP Groove from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

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