Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: The Messenger aka Todd Edwards “Guide My Soul” (1993)

This EP is part of the very foundation that created UK Garage around ’94-95 with people like Tuff Jam, Grant Nelson & Jeremy Sylvester. It is sort of the missing link between the US and UK scenes. It’s with productions like this EP from people like MK, Masters At Work, …

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Fact Mix 358 - Jets (Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart)
Mix Of The Day
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

JETS (Jimmy Edgar & Travis Stewart) “Fact Mix 358″

It comes with little surprise that Jimmy Edgar and Travis “Machinedrum” Stewart would one day take some time to collaborate on a common project. Of that union of both producers thus came JETS, the acronym of their respective names, but also an EP released on Leisure System that some might …

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Hemlock - Chapter One
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Joe “R.E.J. Bit”

With an alias as unassuming as the producer JOE, you would expect a figure who remains outside of the limelight, and is sparing with their output and live performance. This is true for the most part. What you wouldn’t expect, however, is the absolutely raw and powerful emotion he instills …

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Rinse FM
Video Digs
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Rinse FM “18 Years” The Video Recap

“As Rinse FM reaches it’s 18th Birthday we track down some of the people who have been around since the very beginning as well as the people who have contributed to making the station what it is today. We travelled to renowned Rinse landmarks to conjure up nostalgic memories with …

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Zed Bias “Forgotten Treasures Mix #01″
Forgotten Treasures Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

ZED BIAS “Forgotten Treasures Mix #01″

We are launching a new guest mix series that we’re pretty damn excited about! The concept is: artists, producers, DJ’s we love going back to their roots and doing a mix based on their influences rather than focusing on the strictly the new new stuff. We felt that there were …

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Future Classic: Romare “Meditations On Afrocentrism”
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Romare “Meditations On Afrocentrism” (EP & Video)

An absolutely astounding release this 5 track EP by Romare on Black Acre. I was pretty familiar with the label (Loops Haunt, Hyetal, Dark Sky) but I had absolutely no idea who Romare was. In fact I still don’t except for the fact that he just released what will surely …

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Free Download: Boards of Canada “Untitled” (Machinedrum Edit)
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Free Download: Boards of Canada “Untitled” (Machinedrum Edit)

“I’ve always been a massive fan of Boards of Canada, if its not obvious already! 10-11 years ago I stumbled upon a bootleg recording of one of their extremely rare live performances at the Warp 10 Birthday party in 1999. The closing tune at this show has always remained a …

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Future Classic: Maddslinky “Compuphonic”
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Maddslinky “Compuphonic”

I am genuinely taken aback that I have not yet written about one of my all time favourite producers. Time to change that. David Jones, aka Zed Bias, aka Maddslinky, aka one half of Phuturistix, is one of the reasons I fell madly in love with UK Garage, and never …

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Forgotten Treasure: Team Shadetek ft. Skepta “Reign”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Team Shadetek ft. Skepta “Reign” (2007)

I usually pick at least one track from DJ’s when they come through our event called 24 Hours of Vinyl, always an amazing way to discover track you had no idea existed. Finding which one to pick from Poirier‘s set is pretty damn hard because even though he played the …

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Disclosure Mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Show
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Disclosure Mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Show

I must say that amidst this whole wave of nostalgia with the whole 90’s house and garage sound there are very few productions that truly stand out. The one thing that is generally lacking from most of these releases is quite simply originality. I hate listening to a song that …

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Future Classic: Koreless “Lost In Tokyo” (Jacques Greene Remix)
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Koreless “Lost In Tokyo” (Jacques Greene Remix)

Vase head and shadow prince Jacques Greene contributed an ethereal B-side remix of Koreless‘ “Lost In Tokyo“, shedding a light on what may be but a fraction of what the pair still has to offer in the future. The dark yet light revisit holds true to the Jacques Greene-esque untamed …

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Future Classic: Kahn “Margeaux” (Idle Hands Records)
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Kahn “Margeaux” (Idle Hands)

This one has been on constant repeat mode for the past 12 hours. A brand new one from Bristol producer KAHN (of the Young Echo Collective), not to be confused with the also dope KUHN. Kahn has also previously released stellar stuff on Punch Drunk and Box Clever. Got the …

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