Things tend to move in circles in the electronic music community. Every few years, someone or other will loudly declare that a particular genre is "back", giving us all a nice excuse to get our knickers in a twist over some music we've mostly heard before.
In the case of nu garage (or NUKG) though, such knicker-twisting is undoubtedly justified: garage was so much fun the first time around (so we've heard) that it truly deserves a re-run. The slinkiest, sexiest of dance music genres has been glowed up for 2023 with a new and hard-hitting sound bolstered by modern production techniques and contemporary software.
If you fancy trying your hand at knocking up a NUKG track, you're in the right place. Our latest collection of samples captures the sound of nu garage through chords, drum hits, loops and multisamples - over 500 of them. The best part is, they're free! Whoever said a new garage was expensive?
While you're here, consider revisiting our tutorial on how to make a UK garage beat.
What you need to know
All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.
The samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!
NUKG samples: click to download
These samples originally appeared in Future Music Magazine. Check out the latest issue for many more.