UKG-History
MIMS Lists
UK Garage / 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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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno UK Garage / 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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Mix Of The Day
UK Garage / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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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Video Digs
UK Garage / 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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Mix Of The Day
UK Garage / Dubstep

Mix of the Day: Duncan Powell “2002-2006: The 4×4 Era”

From Duncan Powell:  “Strictly 4×4 tracks from the bumpy era of garage which happened between 2002 – 2006. This whole movement was massively influenced by Todd Edwards, Matt Jam & Karl Brown. I lived and breathed this music and have picked some of my favourite tracks from that era for …

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UK Garage / Dubstep

Zed Bias “Boss” LP (Swamp81)

via Swamp81: “Dubstep and garage pioneer Zed Bias is set to release a brand new album, titled Boss, on November 25th fourth in total following releases under aliases including Maddslinky and Phuturistix, and his first for the label. Boss also marks Swamp81’s second ever album release following Kryptic Minds’ One of …

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Guest Mix
UK Garage / Dubstep

Guest Mix #14: CAIN (UK, Fine Grains Records)

Exclusive mix from CAIN, a really amazing up and coming producer from the UK who released “Mora” on the equally dope Fine Grains Records. He is a mysterious producer of epic, ethereal and poly-rhythmic sounds, from the Highlands of Scotland. His cinematic productions remind us of a mix between Boards …

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MIMS Lists
UK Garage / Dubstep

LEXIS presents “My Favorite Hyperdub Records”

As we begin our celebrations for the 6th year anniversary of Music Is My Sanctuary I thought I would put together a little feature on Hyperdub, a label that has been one of the most cutting edge in all shades of electronic music for almost 10 years now. It’s especially …

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Mix Of The Day
UK Garage / Dubstep

Mix of the Day: Kahn “March 2013 for Mixmag”

From Mixmag: He’s one of the most versatile producers underground bass music has to offer. Kahn’s released seismic dub on Deep Medi, dusty El-B style two-step on Idle Hands, astral future bass on Punch Drunk, raw carnival house on Hotline and flighty dubstep on Box Clever. He refuses to settle …

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