The new UKGarage.org site is finally here –after years of talking about it and weeks of prepping new features, tweaking layouts, typography & design. It’s finally ready for launch.. but this isn’t the finished design. This’ll likely be tweaked over the coming months. But the new features are ready to go as well as a whole heap of brand new mixes!
New Feature Time
First off, we’ve now got interviews. Ruby (@mizzruby_x) has been speaking to some of the big names and up & coming talent in the industry arranging intereviews for this site. The first few are ready but in order to space them out, they’ll be appearing every 4 weeks. The first interview is a video interview with DJ True, a big mover within the UK G scene. Go and check it out!
Next up, we’ve got Crate Diggin’, where DJ Emma Champion (@DJEmmaChampion & DeJaVu FM) will pick out 2 of her favourite old skool UKG tracks from her vast knowledge and write a little bit about each one along with a link to listen! I love this feature because not only does it ID some tracks I’ve wanted to pick up, it also introduces me to some classics!
We’ve also got DJ ALex S (@deejayalexs) who will be around helping out with the updating of the site, promotion & and admin too.
And finally, there’s the Exclusive mixes. They’re not strictly a new feature, but they’re brand new to the site. DJ Emma Champion (DeJaVu), Duncan Powell & Jack Swift all mixed up some exclusive mixes just for the site. All 3 mixes cover a different side of the scene. DJ Emma Champion brings a nice slice of the old skool scene with some really big tunes. Duncan Powell does what he does best, banging UK G with some sweet 4×4 beats and bass, and finally Jack Swift with his incredible technical ability showing the scene how it’s done infusing UK G, dubstep and some dirty electro. I’ve had these 3 mixes on loop for near enough 4 weeks and I still can’t get enough of them!
That’s it for now. If you’ve got any comments about the site, or if you have an idea for a feature and want to get involved, hit me up on twitter, @ukgarage