|Stylistic origins||UK garage, 2-step garage, IDM, ambient, chillout, drumstep, trip hop, grime, dubstep, techno, house|
|Cultural origins||Late 2000s|
|Typical instruments||Computer, digital audio workstation, synthesizer, sampler, effects processor, vocals, audio editor|
Future garage incorporates a variety of influences into UK garage and softer elements into 2-step garage. The genre has been described as being influenced by UK garage, dark swing, 2-step and grime, producing futuristic and often very off kilter modern rhythmic production styles. It has been described as being better suited for home listening than UK garage. The name was coined by Whistla before the appearance of Future Garage Forum in November 2009.
In Issue 108 of MusicTech Magazine from March 2013, it was suggested that future garage should employ repitched vocals, soft leads with a round attack or an acoustic lead, subbass or a square wave bass with a modulating filter, and a four-to-the-floor or 2-step garage drum beat with off-the-grid hi-hats. The distinct swing in future garage drum beats is the focus on "late" or humanized hi-hats between the kick and snare patterns.
- Joy Orbison
- James Blake
- Jamie xx
- Wave Racer
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- Moombahton, Nu-Jungle, Future Garage? Let Hervé explain | Music | The Guardian
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- "• Index page". Futuregarageforum.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
- MusicTech Magazine, issue 108, March 2012