UK Garage started as a hybrid of American Paradise Garage grooves and the British soundsystem culture in the mid 90’s, and from there generated a boggling array of sub-genres and reinventions, from the ultra-commercial to the unlistenably experimental.

No selection of ten tracks could give an adequate breakdown of the style, so for today we’ve just picked ten of our favourites, focusing on the darker end of the spectrum. There’ll be a future playlist of more soulful and vocal garage cuts to follow.

Antonio – Hyperfunk
Persian – Feel Da Vibe
Tuff Jam – Key Dub (Version 99)
Ghost – The Club
Genius – Waiting
DJ Luck & MC Neat – A Little Bit Of Luck
Double 99 – RIP Groove
George Morel – Let’s Groove
Sticky – Triplets
Groove Chronicles – Stone Cold