Hi. I'm DJ Entropy. I've been playing spinning for about 6 years and producing for about 3 years, and I picked up UKG in the end of 1999. I play Hardcore, Old Skool, and Jungle/DNB as well. I also threw some of the first UKG events in New England, and was one of the first (along with G Notorious and Innana) to play UKG out in New England, at Raves and Clubs.
Anyway.....I'm here to take over a discussion from the 2-Step list to here, as my dear friend Lady J said I should.
I made a tune which I consider to be a Garage tune. I come from a Hardcore and Jungle background, and I love Garage for it's ability to break lots of rules that usually hold other genres down. When "My Red Car" came out by Squarepusher, I fell in love with idea of a Hardcore influence in a Garage track...even MORE so than a lot of the stuff on Rat Records or various whites that float about.
So I produced a tune in the vein of a Garage tune with Hardcore influences......
However, Lady J refuses to accept it as Garage, even though it has shuffle, swing, vocal science, melody, an obvious two-step drum pattern...as well as a few other things you don't hear in too much in more "run-of-the-mill" Garage tunes....
So give me your comments ,for me and J to hear.....I am not gonna change my mind as to what I made, as I will always feel it is Garage, but I am curious to hear what others have to say....(btw, someone sent this tune to Rat Records for me....)
Here ya go: