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Lets just get this straight right off the top so you know where we stand.
There is no such thing as “Future Garage“. There is also no such thing as “Future Jungle”, “Future House” or any other attempt at creating a genre out of revisiting old ideas and vibes in new ways. Whatever music you make or play is either music for right now, or music from the past. Stop making up new names to try and compartmentalize music so that you can lay claim to a new genre.
That being said our latest drop highlights our views perfectly. At Channel One we make no secret about our love affair with all things “Garridge” related. Who better to step up to the plate with a blazing hour of brand new Garage leaning House music than the DJ who pioneered the sound in this country in the first place: Marcus Visionary.
We have documented the history before but to sum up Marcus alongside DJ’s Sassal’e and T Step introduced Toronto to the sounds of UK Garage in the mid nineties via their weekly Flirt parties, their individual mix tapes and threw their radio shows.
As Garage morphed from New York style stomping 4/4, to two step and then faded into dark garage, Grime and then Dubstep, lovers of original UK Garage have been searching for tunes that had that “feeling” that made them fall for the sound the first time around.
Lately more and more tunes are popping up from new UK producers and labels alongside new tracks from re-inspired pioneers of the style that have “that feeling”. Always on the pulse, Marcus gets to work and selects brand new tracks from scene innovators like MK alongside young producers inspired by the sound like Terror Tone and Huxley.
The warm weather is just about here. Get that summer vibe going with this mix of upfront Garage House music from one of the most important and influential DJ’s to ever walk the earth on this side of the world. There is nothing “Future” about it. This is “Right Now Garage“.
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