The Amen Break | Recreating Iconic Drum Sounds
July 14, 2021
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.
UK Garage, especially the 2-Step variety is once again gaining momentum in the UK with both veteran artists and a new generation alike contributing to it’s mostly still underground but (re)emerging presence. To compare and contrast with the classic UKG videos we posted a while back, and because I am being asked more and more often about new artists and “choons,” here is a selection of brand new and recent UKG tunes in video form across the spectrum of sounds…
It was written eight years before ‘Pulse X’.
If you thought Youngstar’s ‘Pulse X’ was the first grime beat, think again: SBTV has uncovered the story behind an accidental ‘grime’ instrumental created for a Wolverine video game back in 1994.
Brought to wider attention by Brixton producer Sir Pixalot last week, the track in question is an end of level boss theme from Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis platformer Wolverine: Adamantium Rage. Written by a producer called Dylan Beale, the track features all the hallmarks of early grime instrumentals: staccato strings, eski bleeps and square wave bass, recorded eight years before the first grime instrumentals.
SBTV’s Paul Gibbins managed to track down Beale, discovering that he was part of a ‘90s jungle duo called Rude & Deadly and worked in a Wood Green record shop that sold mainly techno and ragga…