Fresh Soup 127: DJ Simm, Can I Get a Rewind?
Season 1, Ep. 127
What do you call it, garage? What do you call it, urban? What do you call it, 2-step? At the end of the 1990s, skipped garage beats were forming a new evolution of sound in urban dance music; flooding dancefloors from East London to Ayia Napa with good vibes, attitude and eccentric MCs. Taking the 'speed garage' that Americans Todd Edwards and Armand van Helden had pioneered to a new audience and setting forth a transition that would go on to form UKG and dubstep, this hedonistic summer-ready style was a critical juncture for the British underground. Hollering with the rinsin' sound, Fresh Soup's thememaster drops an hour of sun-soaked club music from the golden era of 2-step.