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A Big Day Out at a 'UKG Brunch' Boat Party

I mixed 'n' blended down the River Thames at 11AM on a Saturday, surrounded by people shitfaced on prosecco.
Niloufar Haidari
8.19.19
brunch

I Went to a UK Garage-Themed Brunch So Maybe This Is the End for British Nightlife

“Get your gun fingers ready for the launch of the rowdiest brunch this side of the Watford Gap.”
Josh Baines
2.21.18
OK THEN

Holy Shit! So Solid Crew Reunited to Celebrate 20 Years of UKG on Sunday Night

They reformed as part of Boiler Room's '20 Years of UK Garage' season.
Noisey UK Staff
12.11.17
Remembering Things

Burial’s ‘Untrue’ Still Captures London in a Way Unmatched Since

The album’s story is one of loneliness, love, family, ghosts – it continues to sound like the city that birthed it, a decade later.
Jamie Milton
11.3.17
Features

Summer in London Will Always Mean UK Garage Blasting Out of Passing Cars

A love letter to the sound that unites an entire city for a few glorious weeks a year.
Josh Baines
6.21.17
video

Watch Our New Short Film About the Origins of UK Garage

We traveled south of the river and back in time to chart the early days of a scene that changed UK clubbing forever.
THUMP Staff
6.7.17
Remembering Things

The Complicated Legacy of So Solid Crew

From murder to charges to BRIT awards, the story of the south London collective is a labyrinthine one involving a cast of more than 20 characters.
Francisco Garcia
5.31.17
End form 696

Form 696 Still Exists and It’s Still Trash: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

London's Met Police risk assessment form was introduced over a decade ago, leading to the voluntary cancellation of high-profile grime gigs, but now there’s a possibility it might finally be revoked.
Daisy Jones
3.28.17
Op-Eds

The Enduring Legacy of the 'Pure Garage' Compilation CD

How the iconic series, mixed by DJ EZ, became the mainstream face of a UK genre reaching its pinnacle.
Sam Diss
3.13.17
Premieres

Exclusive: Watch Dizzee Rascal Tell the Story of His Lifelong Love for Jungle Music

In this exclusive video from Radar Radio, Dizzee plays records with legendary producer Ray Keith, and goes total fanboy on the scene that made him.
Daisy Jones
11.16.16
we saw this

Who Needs The Brits When We Have Culture Clash?

It's an event that can give us pride in our music scene when ceremonies like The Brits do the opposite.
Frederick Macpherson
6.22.16
Holy Shit

Craig David Has Handed Out Another Dose of UKG With New Track “One More Time”

Expect to hear this banging out across Britain's radio stations for the next few months.
Daisy Jones
5.20.16
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