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As garage continues to grow and prosper as an Goliath of underground dance music in the UK, it’s always important for us so stay up to date with underground heavyweights within the genre’s borders that continue to flourish, both through their own organisational aptitude and their support and nurturing of new talent. Keeping the scene fuelled with energy and giving the newcomers a platform and backing them on it is a huge part of the reason garage music is as healthy as it is now, which is why praising and celebrating the imprints putting in the work is an important thing to do.

Today we are going be exploring what is going on over at Garage Shared HQ, as they have seemingly once again knocked the ball out of the proverbial park, unleashing an absolutely monstrous compilation project with the fourth edition of their self-titled series. Every previous episode of this series has been a pretty solid collection, but this latest adventure seems to have upped the levels even further, primarily for one reason. We speak regularly on this platform about combining the old and new sides of garage and at the moment, there is nobody doing it to this level.

The Garage Shared promos that pop up in my inbox will always keep me on my toes and because of the magnitude of this selection, I felt a need to reach out to the team behind the magic directly. We arrived at their door with a box of 10 questions, asking them which track from the compilation they would put into each category and why, which you can check out below:

A track for the ravers
Bear Like – Can’t Live Without
A track that goes down just as well in a UK Garage rave as it does House, supported by the likes of Darius Syrossian at Printworks.
A track for the pre-drinks
Rico Tubbs – Hear The Music
The uplifting pianos on this one really get you in the party mood!
A track you think will go under the radar
Temgri – Get Away
We think this one is a genuinely amazing record, but think it will be severely underrated.
A track for the 4am energy crew
Kyogre – Twilight
This one has groovy UK Garage vibes, and we think it’s going to get any crowd moving.
A track for the cab to the dance
Soulecta – Dance (DJ Q Remix)
Let’s be honest, the clue is in the name, it gets your ready to move before hitting the clubs.
A track for the afters
unknown david – Why You Take Me Up
This one would bring a change of vibe for the afters, with some extra funky flavour.
A track you guys can’t wait to play yourselves
Deja – Paper Remedy
Big speed Garage business on this one, a huge tune we can’t wait to spin in the raves.
A track you want to see remixed and who by
FooR x Effie – Everything U Need (Rich Ellis)
Rich Ellis is one of the breakout stars of 2022, ready to put his spin on an already massive tune.

A track for the singalong crew

FooR x Bar Li – Rum Woman
This one has a really atmospheric vocal, building up to an energy fuelled drop.

You can preview the whole release via our good friends over at JunoDownload below:

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