G Notorious, Jam-2, and Londonboy got together and restarted Runnin on Sunday nights at The Kells in Allston at the begining of the summer of 2005. This night has since evolved into it's current form as Operation Underground.
Dallas, Texas played host to the first annual North American Garage Conference, September 3-5th, 2004. Artists in attendance came from three countries and 5 states for a 3 day long celebration of the UK sound and the burgeoning North American Underground Garage scene.
SoulChampion DJs G Notorious and Elyte played alongside:
Lady B-Line, Messiyah, Q, Mundo, Light Touch, NatOsha, Deep Six, Phong, Pants, Mark J, Sushi, and MC Tiny.
Running from Fall of 2003 to spring of 2004, Rugged combined Underground Garage with Hip-Hop, Reggae, RnB, and House to provide a cross section of modern urban sounds.
Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. UK Garage, until 2002 was completely un-represented. Enter Transatlantic, put together by Miami resident, T.S. Heritage. Transatlantic serves as an annual connection for the budding North American scene. G Notorious represented for Boston in the spring of 2004 alongside Jon E Cash and the Black Ops Crew, Mundo, Cooper, T.S. Heritage, Rama, The Syrup Girls, and DJ's from most US and Canadian cites that have a Garage presence.
MJ Cole came to Boston to bless the decks with an extended set of his signature material in the summer of 2003. The event marked the first time a major UK Garage artist made an appearance in Boston.
Spanning the year between the Spring of 2002 and 2003, Runnin Fridays at Ekco Lounge, in Boston's Chinatown district, was the most successful weekly Underground Garage event in the Northeast United States to date. While DnB was the soundtrack upstairs, the SoulChampion Crew exposed thousands of Boston club goers to the sounds of UK Underground Garage as well as for the first time, having a regular outlet to showcase their own productions. The crowd response? Amazing! Crazy thick vibe.
Lively started at the close of Dynamite. The SoulChampion crew joined forces with The Rinse, the major DrumnBass night in Boston at the time. The response was incredible! Club goers packed the room each week, eager to hear new sounds. From there, the night moved to Ekco Lounge where it combined with Tsunami DrumnBass to become Runnin. The Lively name was once again ressurected in 2003 at The Matrix.
The first weekly 2-Step event ever in Boston. Started in the fall of 2002. G Notorious aned Inanna caught the attention of Boston's club going elite as well as the local media.