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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.

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Rochelle Jordan’s Play With the Changes is one of the best albums of 2021

Rochelle Jordan is a powerhouse of talent and Play With the Changes is a record that blows away the industry's already lofty expectations.
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Todd Edwards x UK Garage

With cheap gear and working in total isolation, Todd Edwards became a founding father of a scene he just barely knew existed.

7 Rare and Ultra-Coveted UK Garage Records

Check your crate, check your closet, check your basement - there's gold in these 7 records from both well-known and cult UK Garage artists.
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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.
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Persian: Summer Breeze/Worries in the Dance (White Label, 1998)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Persian: Summer Breeze/Worries in the Dance from 1998. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

Alex Agore: What Did I Do (Snazzy Traxx)

Anytime I see a new Alex Agore release, I make a point to listen to it because he never disappoints. I can’t say that for more than a handful of producers out there these...
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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.

#ListenUp Chicago House Meets UKG on Soledrifter’s Spirited “Let Me Sing”

The hidden gem on a diamond-studded vinyl release, Garage Connection, from Hi! Energy Records and also featuring tracks from Lombard Street and Melodymann.

14+ Hours of Fresh UK Garage Mixes

DJ sets from UK Garage legends Sunship, Wideboys and Jeremy Sylvester, plus Ples Jones, Scott Diaz and Marc Cotterell and six sets from our readers including DJ Sushi, Jay U, DJ Nav, Peter Croce, DJ Purple and AJ Dubbz.
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Zed Bias: Neighbourhood (Locked On, 2000)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Zed Bias: Neighbourhood from 2000. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

Jeremy Sylvester: A 5 Mag UKG Mix #37

UK Garage don Jeremy Sylvester kicks off 5 Magazine's look at the artists, sound and influence of UKG with this sexy new 5 Mag Mix and interview.

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

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Disclosure is Coming Back to Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTed_S_NUkA   It's been rumored for awhile, and know it's official.Chicago promoters React and Silver Wrapper are bringing acclaimed UK duo Disclosure back to Chicago coming this Thursday, October 24 at House of Blues. So far...

T. Williams: A 5 Mag Mix 58

T. Williams on Garage, Grime, Deep House and making music with a limited kit for 5 Magazine's flagship 5 Mag Mix series.
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UKG2k17: DJ Purple’s UKG/2step Mix

A UK Garage/2step mix from DJ Purple for 5 Magazine's three part celebration of UKG.
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Jeremy Sylvester reissues 1998 UKG classic Shaken Not Stirred

Jeremy Sylvester's Shaken Not Stirred is one of the perennials from the Nice 'N' Ripe back catalog, with some pretty steep prices for less-than-mint copies circulating among the hyperactive elves of Discogs.

While you are sleeping Jeremy Sylvester is bangin’

There are born DJs who can roll out of bed and mix a flawless 120 minute set while wiping the sleep out of their eyes. That's how Jeremy Sylvester must make his tracks.
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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.

Allstars: Walk On By (VIP Mix) (2000)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Allstars: Walk On By remixed by Steve Gurley from 2000. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

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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