Love 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, Ms Dynamite.
It has achieved both underground and commercial success and manages to keep going in mini-cycles of pop crossover and undeground credibility.
The family tree of UKG’s sub-genres is an absolutely fascinating piece of modern music history.
In 20 years it has either directly created or influenced: 2step, Speed Garage, Dubstep, Bassline, Grime, UK Funky and not to mention all the other genres it influenced outside of the Garage spectrum.
Classic Garage undertones are still being felt in the present underground music landscape with the new wave of artists like SBTKRT, Jacques Greene, Disclosure, CRST, Falty DL, Mosca, Preditah and tons of others all paying homage to the roots of UKG.
The history of UK Garage recap is an ongoing project which we continue to add to and will keep on improving.