The golden era of garage music was heavily influenced by 90’s rave and mainstream genres such as Jungle, Drum & Bass and American R’nB. Unfortunately I was too young to enjoy garage being played in clubs during the early 90’s as I was still in primary school. That said I do recall begging my Mum to buy me Oxide & Neutrino’s album in Sainsbury’s…
Recently, garage has made a comeback with on a number of white label and general releases along with remixes and re-releases from artists including Mosca, Cyril Hahn, Preditah, Kassem Mosse and Disclosure. In light of the ‘future garage’ revival , fashion and lifestyle publication – ID Magazine have made a short documentary that includes some of the pioneers that DJ’d in that era reminiscing and sharing stories of the golden era of garage.
Although garage music had a relatively short stint in the mainstream spotlight it has gone on to influence more genres of the 2000’s era including grime and dubstep, a number of british musicians and artists started their careers within this underground genre including Dizzee Rascal, Craig David, and Shola Ama. The renaissance of garage has been embraced by a number of specialist club nights, Manchester has a number of nights that play garage music including Murkage, Total Garage and Bass Face who have a live set from Dj EZ at Sound Control this Wednesday buy your tickets now (look at it as historical research into British Music)
Written by Arjun