Dj Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Mix of the Day: DJ EZ “BBC Essential Mix” (2015)

Huge one right here! One of the true legends of the classic UK Garage sound steps up to the seminal “Essential Mix” series on the BBC. (Unless i’m wrong, I think it’s his first appearance on the series) I had the pleasure of playing with EZ a couple months which …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

THE NEW FACE OF UK GARAGE – Our Top 10 New School Producers

Written by Lexis & Dr.Love Although we’re not based in the UK, our faithful readers know that we’re really passionate about UK Garage (and all of its sub-sub genres). We have been involved in the UKG movement since the late 90’s in Montreal. A few years ago we wrote about …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Swindle “Summer Fruits”

When Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Records announced that they were releasing an EP from young British producer Swindle it sounded like a match made in heaven. And it certainly lived up to the hype. I wanted to share my favourite track from the “Walter’s Call” EP which is called “Summer Fruits” …

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Special Themes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Classic Grime Riddims – Mix by Son Raw

You already know we’re huge fans of UK Garage and its family tree of sub-genres. Although we have lots of love for Grime (both the foundations and current sounds) it’s the one style that we feel we need more digging into. We reached out to our man Son Raw who is …

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Exclusive Preview
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Download: CAIN “Undergate” (Fine Grains Records)

We’re happy to present an exclusive download track from CAIN, one of our favorite new talents who releases music on Fine Grains Records which also happens to be one of our favourite young record labels. Fine Grains don’t release a ton of projects (three official EP’s so far) but everything …

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MIMS Lists
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

UK GARAGE HISTORY & FAMILY TREE: 20 YEARS OF UKG!

Words by: Lexis & Dr.Love Foreword It’s really pretty incredible that after 20 years, the influence of the UK Garage is still very present. From its early incarnations around 1994, British Garage has had a huge impact over urban music in the UK with artists like Dizzee Rascal, Burial, Wiley, The Streets, …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Classic Mixes: Matt Jam Lamont (Tuff Jam) “The Jam Experience 1993 TDK Sessions”

Now here is a real treat for all the house and garage heads out there. This is a really intriguing find actually because it represents the missing link between the US Garage sound and the birth of UK Garage in the mid-90’s. Matt “Jam” Lamont was one of the two …

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Dj Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Classic Mixes: The Streets “Promo Mix” (2002)

Ok, this one is a bit of a rare one. Not saying there are 2 copies in existence but let’s just say it’s not on The Streets‘ discogs page or anywhere else on the net. The Streets’ record label, Locked On (pretty much my favorite UKG label of all-time) sent …

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MIMS Lists
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

20 Years of UK Garage in 20 Tracks – Selected by Lexis & Dr.Love

By Lexis & Dr.Love: A little over a year ago, we got together and wrote a piece called the “History of UK Garage” and broke down our version of the UKG family tree from the influences to the sub-sub genres. It’s a post we took very seriously and we both …

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Future Classics
Beats UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: My Dry Wet Mess “Laptop Lapdance EP” (Fine Grains Records)

Fine Grains Records, one of our favourite new labels around  are back with their third official EP. After two amazing 12’s from OL & ¥oin and Cain, they really caught the attention of lovers of electronic music that can move butts in the clubs but also can be as enjoyable …

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Interviews
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

In Conversation With: NICKY BLACKMARKET by LAW Magazine

In Conversation With: Nicky Blackmarket by LAW Magazine (Law-Mag.com) I’ve got distant memories of fluorescent posters tagged to traffic lights and railings, names like Ratpack and Nicky Blackmarket splashed across them in chunky black text. I was a bit young really, getting my first taste of drum & bass through …

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Music Documentaries
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

UK Garage Book & Documentary “Brandy & Coke” by Ewen Spencer

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of UK Garage. While we were researching for our piece on the History of UK Garage we stumbled upon the amazing pictures from photographer and author Ewen Spencer taken in the golden days of UKG style. He has even put together an …

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