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Notable Subgenres: UK Garage, Speed Garage, 2-Step, Bassline
Notable Artists: Todd Edwards, Artful Dodger, MJ Cole, So Solid Crew, The Streets
Notable Labels: Ice Cream Records
Garage was born from house music, but relied heavily on more time-shifting in the beats, as well as much more emphasis on vocal samples (literally grabbing phrases from lyrics as opposed to using an entire verse). While Todd Edwards was seen as the creator of this sound, it wasn't until the garage tracks were brought to the UK and played at a slightly faster tempo that the "UK garage" scene was born. The scene flourished in the UK, birthing sounds like speed garage, 2-step, bassline, and while the garage sound has seen its highs and lows, acts like Joy Orbison and Disclosure are putting their own spin on the sound today.