UK Garage Style Overview
UK Garage Music Description
UK garage (also known as UKG) is a genre of electronic music originating from England in the early 1990s, based on the American garage house style. The genre usually features a distinctive syncopated 4/4 percussive rhythm with 'shuffling' hi-hats and beat-skipping kick drums. UK Garage tracks also commonly feature 'chopped up' and time-shifted or pitch-shifted vocal samples, complementing the underlying rhythmic structure at a tempo usually around 128 to 140 BPM. Speed Garage is a specific, brash early form of UK garage, and has its own tag.
UK garage developed into other styles of music in the mid-2000s, including dubstep and grime. Bassline also developed from UK garage, specifically from Speed Garage, and has its own tag. The decline of UK garage during the mid-2000s was followed by the birth of UK Funky, which again has its own tag, and brings in influences from tribal house, broken beat and soca.
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