A Brief History of UK Dance Music: UK Garage Mon, 2018-02-19 15:37
This week I’ll be joined by Scott Evans, taking a look at the evolution of UK Garage. With the original Garage DJs predominately playing US house at a much faster tempo, eventually the UK began to put out its own tracks incorporating skippier drum patterns and over the years darker elements.
By 1996-97 UK Garage was gaining worldwide acclaim, attracting a-list celebrities to club nights. While the music was the central focus, a general culture of decadence and show appealed to clubbers up and down the country. Eventually the scene was tainted by violence and gun crime, and a general wave of commercialisation. This encouraged new artists to push the underground scene forward to uncharted territory, creating sounds such as bassline, UK funky, grime and dubstep.