UK Garage is a form of electronic dance music which originated in clubs at Vauxhall, south London around 1994-1996, and rapidly spread around the capital, but which actually has its roots in the original Garage sound which began in New York in the 1980s.more...
Originally referred to as "House & Garage" or "the Sunday Scene" (because it was difficult for promoters to find venues for the music on other weekend days at the time), the speeded-up Garage sound was eventually given the name "Speed Garage" by the media.
The original UKG sound had a four to the floor beat; however from 1997 onwards, the breakbeat-influenced "2-Step" sound became increasingly popular. Reggae, drum 'n' bass and hip-hop sounds, as well as R&B vocal samples, increased in influence in uk garage around this time.
The main difference between UK and US Garage, other than being faster, was the use of heavy sub-bass which had more in common with drum 'n' bass or reggae than traditional house