AG Presents: Dubstep – Serious Jorge

AG Presents: Dubstep – Serious Jorge

AG Presents: Dubstep with Serious Jorge By Jimmy O’Hara It’s London, 1997. You’re grooving with close friends in a dimly-lit function beneath the bustling streets of U.K. life. Like any lover of early electronic music, you soak up the burly, eccentric basslines of 2-step and U.K. garage — two beloved genres in their prime at the time. Before long, an MC announces Groove Chronicles to the stage. A legendary pioneer of low-end sound design, this don plays a few familiar…

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AG Presents: Garage – Kenny99

AG Presents: Garage – Kenny99

A Genre’s DNA Drives Inner & Global Discovery: KENNY99 Communicates the Interconnected Creativity & International Community Cultivated by Garage By Jimmy O’Hara Spending much of his youth in Pocomoke City by the beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Kenny Fisher aka KENNY99 is no stranger to plentiful melting pots of music. People in Kenny’s community jammed out to pop, rock, hip hop, R&B and country while swinging in the spring and summer sun. Such proximity to this range of sounds shaped…

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It’s Spring 2021 and American Grime is officially introducing our newest additions to the label’s merchandise line! We’ve added 2 new hoodie styles, one in black with the AG logo in yellow embroidered over the chest. The other, a grey hoodie with the AG logo in black, embroidered over the chest. We’ve also added Covid friendly facemasks and gaiters, both available in the inversed color schemes of black on white and white on black.    This is the drop you’ve all…

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AG Presents: Garage – Kozee

AG Presents: Garage – Kozee

Kozee Honors the Role of Black & LGBTQ+ Garage Pioneers through Reflective Guest-Mix By Jimmy O’Hara It’s summer 1978. You’re venturing through New York City with friends on a vibrant night filled with LGBTQ+ music festivities. Scuffling between secret queer-friendly safe spaces, your posse passes 84 King Street, intrigued by an electronic event emitting funk-infused vocals paired with soulful R&B sounds. The name of this legendary venue that birthed the name of an iconic genre? Paradise Garage. (And it was,…

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AG Presents: Garage – Jett Chandon

AG Presents: Garage – Jett Chandon

Jett Delivers Empowering Garage Mix, Merging Mental Health Hurdles with Women’s Liberation in Music By Jimmy O’Hara & Sarah Styles From childhood to adolescence, Tara Algios aka Jett studied music theory and multiple mediums, cultivating a lifelong passion for mixing and sound design. By early adulthood, however, mental health challenges interrupted Jett’s commitment to music. Stuck in an unhealthy undergraduate environment, she gradually paused her passion for production and live performance. A new city paired with a vibrant underground community…

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AG Presents: Garage – Viscrit

AG Presents: Garage – Viscrit

VISCRIT REVISITS HISTORY IN MERE MINUTES THROUGH MIX FILLED WITH SWINGS & BREAKS By Jimmy O’Hara & Sarah Styles When you think of garage music, the UK might come to mind. However, the house enthusiasts of Chicago and New York City derived the origins of garage a handful of years before its transatlantic introduction to UK club culture. These two U.S. urban centers are where garage’s life began. The mid ‘80s marked a revolution in Chicago’s electronic culture. Audio engineers…

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AG Presents: Garage – Topher the Alien

AG Presents: Garage – Topher the Alien

Topher The Alien Pays Tribute to Ancestors and Descendents of Garage Through Dynamic Podcast By Jimmy O’Hara & Sarah Styles One way to envision garage’s role in the evolution of electronic music: Imagine it’s the trunk of a family tree. Grounding the genre are its animated, extraverted roots: the likes of house, jungle, breakbeat and R&B. Branching out from the trunk are its inward, layered leaves: 2-step, UK funky, dubstep and grime. In this week’s episode of American Grime (AG)…

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AG Presents: Garage – Michael Savant

AG Presents: Garage – Michael Savant

American Grime Amplifies the Art & Sound of Garage Through Six-Week Podcast Series By Jimmy O’Hara & Sarah Styles It’s spring 1993. You’re shuffling through an intimate family of like-minded music lovers filling a dimly-lit warehouse, tucked cozily away within the streets of London. A percussive, breakbeat rhythm pulses through the dance floor. Momentum from the soundscape’s peculiar pattern gently rattles your bones. The iconic genre that has you grooving from dusk to dawn? UK garage. The grandparent genre to…

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