Just a quick post to suggest you a nice podcast from the RinseFM website. Rinse FM has a lot of Dubstep stuff, but this time it’s not stricly about Dubstep, it’s about education. Dancefloor education.
On January the 9th 2008, in his Stella Session podcast, DJ Skream made a killer selection of UK Garage from the first 2k’s. He played the tracks that inspired him when he was starting djing and making music. We’re talkin bout artists like Zed Bias, Horsepower, Groove Chronicles, Wookie (nothing to do with Wookie Goldberg ;-)).
For those who don’t know, these are some of the biggest names in UK Garage, the sound that lately originated Dubstep, exposing Skream to the world’s attention for his production skills. Heavy club tracks with big dark basslines, syncopated snares and a soulful mood, all produced with a minimal attitude. That’s how I would explain what is UK Garage to my mother (I wish I’ll never have to, though ;-) ).
I used to listen a lot of that stuff a lot around 2000-2003, and I must say I still love this musical style. UK garage has many of different flavors, and I don’t like all of them, but Skream made a tight selection here! And the result is straight bangin, no doubt.
Enjoy this podcast! LISTEN (re-upped july 2012)
Update july 2012: check this out, on the same tip…enjoyyy