New book ABC Of UKG chronicles golden era of UK garage

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  • Out August 10th, Rukaiya Russell's alphabetised work spans Ayia Napa, DJ EZ and So Solid Crew.
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  • A new dance music book is hitting the shelves next month called ABC Of UKG: An Alphabet Of UK Garage (The Golden Era). Out August 10th through the appropriately named publisher Ayia Nippa, the alphabetised book is by London-based DJ and producer Rukaiya Russell, who cut her teeth as a raver in '90s London. "UK garage had a big impact on me growing up and raving in London and I wanted to make something to honour it and bring back memories," she told Resident Advisor. "We have quite a bit of hip-hop memorabilia in my house, including an ABC book for trainers, which my husband got for our son (though really for him) and I wanted something like that for UK garage. It's for anyone who liked garage back in the day, heads old and new, and anyone who wants a glimpse into what the scene was all about." Entries in the book include popular Cypriot island Ayia Napa, legendary selector DJ EZ and North London pirate radio station Freek FM. 26 illustrations accompany the text. Find out more about the book here.