I just wondered, listening to quite some UK Garage (or UKG for short) the last couple of days, whether there is a common sample being used to produce that signature: "boom-tss-clats-tss-booboom-tss-clats". Like the amen break in anything jungle/drum&bass....

It does sound a lot like the same sample is used over and over.... Eager to know where it originated!

A list of UKG stuff can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWy9yjUMNKfZ3-a7EUy8yedAaLQKCLV5Y

Not every track has 'the signature' but most of them do... This track has it all over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZIZWzlJa8 (It's a London thing!)



I don't think there's a single sample that's used in all these tracks, it's just matter of a very distinct style for the rhythm track which is a defining feature of the genre.

I checked Whosampled for the Scott Garcia track and there's no reference to it whatsoever. There are a couple of other samples that are mentioned for him in other tracks but not this one.

  • After listening to the list for a couple more days I noticed the same thing due to slight variations in the drumpattern as well as the use of different drumsamples.. Thanx for mentioning whosampled, interesting site!
    – RemyNL
    Feb 17 '16 at 12:49
  • @RemyNL Yes, they're all variations on a theme - but that's the case with almost any genre isn't it, the rhythms stick within certain parameters. Whosampled is very good. I'm quite good at spotting a sample myself and I've never found one that wasn't already listed in Whosampled.
    – Lefty
    Feb 18 '16 at 23:36

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