Garage music – the recently revived sound of late-Nineties London via early-Nineties New York and New Jersey – is starting to bother the dance mainstream, from Skrillex dropping a surprise "future garage" set on the Holy Ship! EDM cruise to young Londoners Disclosure slaying Ultra Music Festival. (Garage's bright syncopation is perfect if you're up on Molly.) This sizzling overview of mostly U.K. producers blends fetching new tracks (Rhythm Operator's sultry "Anytime") with a clutch of last year's biggest club hits (the NY Stomp remix of George Fitzgerald's "Child," Dusky's "Flo Jam"). Older clubbers will find it familiar, but it moves too briskly to feel retro.
From The Archives Issue 1184: June 6, 2013