Way back in 2003 when the SoulChampion Crew was serving up 2-Step and UKG weekly at Runnin’ Fridays at Boston’s Ekco Lounge we put together 2 collab mix CDs with each of us, G Notorious, Jam-2, Senyo, and Elyte, doing a 20 minute quick mix. The follow up to this this still sought after classic mix begins now with part one, a 20 minute quick mix of recent and current 2-Step/UKG mixed by G Notorious…
While I disagree with the title of this video in that UK Garage didn’t BECOME Dubstep (UKG is still it’s own entity and continues to spawn other genres and subgenres) I would say Dubstep evolved from UK Garage while incorporating many other influences, and this is a pretty good account of how the one came from the other.
Mind of a Dragon dropped from Kiwi Recordings and several other labels in response to multiple allegations of sexual assault
Shocking news today as one of the most prolific UK Garage artists in recent history was accused of sexual assault by multiple victims (Warning, explicit and potentially triggering content: https://twitter.com/afullix/status/1275387725106032640?s=20). Kiwi Rekords and several other labels who have released his works quickly vowed to cease publishing and remove them from their catalogs.
Phibonaci has been hosting UK Garage Sale at The Keep in Lowell, MA now for over a year. Due to COVID19, The Keep was mandated to shut down bar and dining service. Many employees were laid off and have no source of income. As a new business, they are at risk of losing the past two years of hard work that has helped their establishment grow.
How does this relate to you? The folks at The Keep have welcomed the electronic music community into their business and have allowed me to host the only monthly UK garage night in the New England area. Their support has enabled me to consistently pay the DJs and myself and they have contributed to the efforts of building a larger UK garage community on this side of the pond. Also, they are really great people that own a classy business with amazing food, great whiskey and craft beers.
So what are we doing about it? Next weekend, April 10th – 12th, 2020, Phi and Robot Haus are live streaming garage DJs to raise money to help The Keep stay in business! Then we can all continue to have great food, drinks, people, and garage!
More info will be out soon with links for listening and donating.
Below is the link to the recent article describing the cause for this fundraiser.
<<<<<<<< LINEUP!!!!! >>>>>>>>>
8pm EST (1:00 GMT): MICHAEL SAVANT
9pm EST (2:00 GMT): STEPPO
10pm EST (3:00 GMT): KONVURT
11pm EST (4:00 GMT): DJ ORIGINATE
12am EST (5:00 GMT): JOHN D
1am EST (6:00 GMT): DARKCIDE
2am EST (7:00 GMT): VAL DEE
12pm EST (17:00 GMT): SINHAUS
1pm EST (18:00 GMT): DJ FLACK
2pm EST (19:00 GMT): G NOTORIOUS
3pm EST (20:00 GMT): EASY J – UK
4pm EST (21:00 GMT): T BREAK – UK
5pm EST (22:00 GMT): FRANCESCO TA – UK
6pm EST (23:00 GMT): SEKT 87 – UK
7pm EST (00:00 GMT): PHIBONACCI
8pm EST (1:00 GMT): TEOTEK – UK
9pm EST (2:00 GMT): ANDREW KASI
10pm EST (3:00 GMT): DJ CANON – SOUTH CAROLINA
11pm EST (4:00 GMT): NO MERCY
12am EST (5:00 GMT): SHVA
1am EST (6:00 GMT): ILLIKIWI
2am EST (7:00 GMT): SCALZ