Label: Ice Cream Records
Year: 2004

Why?: One of the first proper speed garage tracks

Speed garage, a sound that was popularized by DJs like Armand Van Helden, is directly linked to the UK garage scene (which itself was a flip of the garage scene championed by Todd Edwards), but with different drum patterns and added R&B flavor to the vocals. This two-step predecessor had a few tunes that were in contention as being the first of the sound, but there's something about Double 99's Top Cat-featured "RIP Groove" that encapsulates everything that is definitive speed garage.