Tag: UK garage

Step Back In Time To The Golden Age Of UK Garage

Go back in time to the golden age of UK Garage with subculture photography legend Ewan Spencer. Having made a career documenting everything from Miami spring breakers to London skaters, Spencer also was also at the forefront of the burgeoning UK grime and garage scenes. In his book UKG, Spencer documents his time in the back alleys of Vauxhall with a collection of intimate photographs, many of which will be on display at London’s Photographer’s Gallery as part of the show We Want More: Image Making and Music in the 21st Century, described as “an exhibition exploring the relationship between image-production and ... Read more

Birthplace Of UK Garage Is The Latest London Gentrification Victim

Perhaps something of an eyesore, but The Elephant & Castle has held a significant place in the history of the UK dance music scene, not to mention being an establishment that dates back some 200 years. Now, the landmark pub where UK garage was invented is being turned into…a Foxtons. In the early 90s, The Elephant & Castle in South London was the site of Happy Days, the legendary indoor Sunday party, where UKG originator Matt Jam Lamont was resident. The intimate rave was meant for clubbers leaving Ministry Of Sound on Sunday mornings, as its location was across the road. There, Lamont ... Read more