25 Years of Garage Review – Music Documentary Falls Prey to the Same Mistakes That Killed the Scene
"A host of veterans from the heyday of the UK’s garage scene (including Heartless Crew, Dane Bowers and members of So Solid Crew) star in 25 Years of Garage, a new documentary co-directed by former promoter Terry Stone.
As an academic who specialises in Black music and advocates for its serious intellectual study, I find it encouraging to see active members of the garage scene documenting the culture.
UK garage was a genre of electronic dance music, which peaked between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Incorporating elements of R&B, jungle and pop, its sound was marked by pitch-shifted vocal samples and a distinctive percussive rhythm.
In 25 Years Of Garage, stars remember the garage scene that emerged in the early 1990s, tracing its expansion from small rooms in Ministry of Sound to its own branded club nights. The focus is largely on Stone’s former business, Garage Nation, which ran successful club nights and events in the UK and abroad."
Charles, M. (2022, Dec. 13). 25 Years of Garage review – music documentary falls prey to the same mistakes that killed the scene. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/25-years-of-garage-review-music-documentary-falls-prey-to-the-same-mistakes-that-killed-the-scene-196329
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This article was originally published in The Conversation in December 2022.