El-B is a British UK Garage & Dubstep producer and DJ. He is commonly seen as one of the pioneers of the dubstep genre. He runs the Ghost Recordings label and is also part of the duo El-Tuff and the band Groove Chronicles. He has been relatively inactive since 2004, but made a comeback in June 2006. During 2000-2002, a brief but influential window opened in urban music. Drum & bass began moving out of its London heartland and UK garage started to implode under the weight of commercial expectation.