Running from 1st to 8th September, Afropunk 2018 has been quite a spectacular week of art, music, talks, workshops and culture. Taking place in various venues and spaces throughout Brixton, the week’s events have featured live performances and DJ sets from the likes of August Greene, Bakar and recent DJ Mag interviewee Akala.
Tonight (7th September), for the penultimate event to take place as part of the festival, UK garage legend DJ Spoony will be taking over Electric Brixton. Joined by Jazzie B, BBZ, Born N Bread and Recess, the party is set to be an absolutely superb celebration of garage at its finest. You can get tickets for the party here.
To get you in the mood, DJ Spoony has selected 10 iconic garage tracks that chart the history and evolution of the influential sound from Paradise Garage, New York to its revolution in London. Check them all out below!
DJ Disciple – ‘Keep On Movin’’
“No self respecting DJ would’ve been without this in their sets. Hailing from Brooklyn, Disciple would’ve had no idea from that far away how big and important this record was to the scene and sound.”
Somore ‘I Refuse’
“Featuring Damon Trueitt on vocals, another absolute banger from the other side of the pond. A remix package that includes versions from RIP and Ramsey & Fen, another must for the collection.”
Todd Edwards ‘Saved My Life’
“One of my personal favourites and just one of a number of Todd’s records I could choose. Using his signature ‘slicing’ of the vocal, this would be in my ‘Desert Island’ discs”
George Morel ‘Let’s Groove
“Released on the legendary Strictly Rhythm label, this double A side (with Bouncing Sax) was another of those must have/must play records. 4/4 beats, melodic and VERY catchy key rift.”
Praxis feat Kathy Brown ‘Turn Me Out’
“What can I say about this? A song and vocal that has truly stood the test of time. It’s been sampled, edited a thousand time but no version better than the original Extended dance mix for me.”