"Music to me is like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing"

Backto95 catches up with the one and only Buzzhard ahead of his performance at Ministry of Sound this month.

DJ Listener's carrying the torch for real house & UKG

Since developing a taste for house and garage in the 90s, DJ Listener has been relentlessly championing the sound, whilst setting himself apart with his own unique high energy style.


Reliving the rave scene with Nicky Blackmarket

Nicky Blackmarket talks raves, radio and remembering the early years.

Scratching & sound systems with Mike 'Ruff Cut' Lloyd

Backto95 catches up with Mike 'Ruff Cut' Lloyd ahead of his headline set at Ministry of Sound for our 17th Birthday.

Ticket warning

£17.50 tickets will sell out this Sun 18th!

The countdown is on !

As we drop our lineup on Feb 14th

Our friends at Found

Our friends at Found return to Trent Park on 4th August.

Artist Focus: MC Creed

A true Godfather of the UKG scene, MC Creed was one of the driving forces behind UKG’s explosion in the 1990’s.

Artful Dodger’s 5 Best Moments

Artful Dodger changed the game: they represented a turning point in how UKG was perceived around the UK.

The Evolution of UKG

UKG is one of the most innovative, fresh, and intoxicating (literally) movements in modern British music to emerge in the 90s, and we’re still feeling its influence today.

Artist Focus: Dajae

Chicago native Dajae is one of the undisputed vocal queens of dance music.

First Wave 51st State After Party Line-Up Announced With Norris The Boss Windross

The 51st State after party started kicking into gear this week, as we announced the very first wave of artists to be heading up the iconic Ministry of Sound.

Artist Focus: Shola Ama

Shola Ama is without a doubt one of the finest R&B soul singer and songwriters the UK has seen.

Wookie Playlist

Wookie is one of the most important players in the UK Garage scene - his sound inspired a legion of tracks and artists, and his tracks and remixes are recognised worldwide.

Q&A With Masterstepz

An early pioneer of UKG, Masterstepz has a background that stretches from London to New York and right across to Dubai.

10 Songs That Defined UKG

Some of the most popular artists dominating the charts in 2017 have sounds that can be traced back to UK Garage - the genre that birthed dubstep, grime and UK Funky.

Artist Focus: Matt Jam Lamont

For many, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont is one of the artists synonymous with the sound of UKG, not only as a producer and remixer - but also as a broadcaster and label manager.

Elisabeth Troy Playlist

With a string of club smash hits under her belt, Elisabeth Troy is one of the most instantly recognisable voices of British electronic music.


• Doors open 22:00 - 06:00 • Last entry 02:30• You must be queuing by 01:30am!• Guest list shuts at 1am • Dress code - smart casual • No sports wears - hoods or hats • Full searches on arrival!…

DJ Luck & MC Neat Playlist

The pair that need no introduction, Joel Samuels and Michael Rose, better known as the MOBO Award winning garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat, have been making stone cold UKG classics since 1999.

Artist Focus: Artful Dodger

Every musical movement has a set of individuals who are synonymous with its sound. For garage, it’s undoubtedly Artful Dodger.

Backto95 x 51st State Festival Playlist

We've pulled together some of the biggest tracks from our Backto95 stage headliners playing at 51st State Festival.

Artist Focus: Wookie

Influenced by his reggae producer dad, UKG pioneer Jason Chue (aka Wookie) started out in the studio at the tender age of 13, and hasn’t looked back since.

Dajae, Wookie & Matt Jam Lamont locked in for 51st State

Following two sold out runs since its debut in 2015, 51st State Festival is set to return to London’s Trent Park on 5th August for Garage, House, Soul and Disco lovers across the globe.


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Backto95 Raises Over £500 For Stand Up To Cancer

As has become tradition, on Boxing Day we bought you an event to help raise money for one chosen charity, as well as bringing you some of the finest garage & old skool rave the UK has to offer.

Q&A With Kristine Blond

Ahead of her performance for our 16th Birthday on 4th March, we caught up with “Love Shy” hit-maker Kristine Blond to find out more about the clubbing scene in her hometown Denmark and what she’s up to now.

Q&A With RatPack

DJ Lipmaster Mark and MC Evenson Allen (aka RatPack) are the original DJ/MC team to be born from the UK rave scene.

Q&A with Top Buzz

For three decades now Top Buzz have been pioneers of the hardcore rave sounds that emerged from the early nineties.
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