Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Wiley “Godfather”

via Boomkat: Trust Wiley the Godfather to set Grime’s levels in 2017 with his most intense, bruising album for years, even ever(?). It’s an unmissable return to root, with a frankly starving Wiley flanked by practically everyone – Frisco, Devlin, Jamakabi, Manga, Footsie, Flowdan, Pres T, Ghetts, Ice Kid, a.o. …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Filter Dread “Tribal Data”

via Boomkat: One year on from Tribal Realm, Filter Dread aims his 2nd volley of deconstructed jungle, garage and grime with an ‘ardcore twyst on Unknown To The Unknown. In “Tribal Data” he shatters the ‘nuum timeline to a mosaic of interrelated style ’n pattern, stepping from the 8-bit 2-step …

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Contests
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

CLOSED Contest: Win A Vinyl Copy of Otik “Acne Downs EP”

Rising London-based producer Otik steps up with his debut 12” for Bristol imprint Durkle Disco. Resolutely rooted in the present day, both tracks gleefully nod to the past by channeling the darker end of UK garage, Detroit’s industrial moodiness and the dusty depths of early dubstep. Remix duties for ‘Acne …

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Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Hi Times “Journey Into Jazz” (1996)

“Journey Into Jazz” one my absolute all-time favorite UK Garage tracks was released in 1996 on the aptly-titled Underground Classics label. A track i’ve played so much over the years that my copy is beaten to death from all of dance floor ass kicking it’s served. Despite crafting one of …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Soul II Soul “I Care” Booker T Remix (1995)

New Jersey House and early UK Garage connecting together courtesy of Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B. How did that happened? Well, when that record came out in the fall of 1995 we could definitely feel that something new was bubbling around in the UK. Labels such as Nice ‘N’ Ripe or …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Zomby “Ultra”

via Bleep: Zomby marks his first new gear on Hyperdub in eight years with the elusive club constructions of Ultra. Fourteen tracks that sculpt a neon-lit blend of eski grime, hardcore junglist futurism and cyberpunk UKG blues. Coming nine years after his first 12″, Ultra showcases all the styles and …

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MIMS Lists
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

90’s GARAGE – The US & UK Connection

By: The Rawsoul, Dr.Love & Lexis A few years ago we wrote a feature on the history of UK Garage, from its foundation to the family tree of sub-genres. (Link) Since Lexis & Dr.Love have been doing UK Garage Forever nights in Montreal these past few years we thought an …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Flava D “Fabriclive 88”

via Fabric London: Flava D has made a rapid ascent to the top of the bass music tree. Within a few short years, she has gone from anonymously selling loops on Myspace, to selling out venues and packing festival arenas as an instantly-recognizable headliner. After catching Wiley’s ear with her productions, …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Flowdan “Disaster Piece”

via Tru Thoughts: Disaster Piece is the heavy new album from one of the founding members of UK grime crew Roll Deep, MC Flowdan. “Calling the album Masterpiece would have been a liberty” Flowdan states. “I feel like I’m coming from disaster. Like my area. I witnessed disaster from just …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Gqom Oh! “Crudo Volta Mixtape”

via Gqom Oh!: The word Crudo [ˈkruːdo] in Italian translates as “raw” and this is the overarching concept around the latest Gqom Oh! Release. It is a collaboration between Gqom Oh! with Crudo Volta – a young Rome-based collective who focused on visual curation and dj culture. The mixtape is …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Horsepower Productions “Crooks Crime & Corruption”

via Juno: Scholars of UK bass culture will know just how much of an integral role Horsepower Productions played in the formation of dubstep, teasing darker strains of sub-bass into garage at the turn of the century. Four years on from their last album, dubstep pioneers Horsepower Productions are back …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Logic “Blues For You” (1994)

Logic‘s “Blues For You” released in 1994 on Strictly Rhythm, quite simply one of the greatest house tracks of all-time, with production by Wayne Gardiner, one of 90’s house music’s unsung heroes. He also made tracks under a few other aliases including Classic Man, Track Masters, Essence and Sound Source. Listening …

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