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The Bug finally steps it up proper with his first full length player since his 'Pressure' set laid down the industro-dub gauntlet with a fair clanging smack some 5 years back. In that time we've seen The Bug become a linchpin of the South London Bass scene with unruly rave smashers released on Hyperdub, Soul Jazz and Tigerbeat6 directing us to the future sound of dubstep, bashment and proper heavy bass musics. 'London Zoo' corrals a guest vocalist lineup featuring some of the finest ragga soundsystem toasters London and JA has to offer, with everyone from longtime collaborator Warrior Queen, to the … Read more
The final instalment in our series of exclusive Thom Yorke remix EPs, this time around Surgeon, The Bug and The Field get called up to put their own spin on The Eraser album. Taking on 'The Clock' Surgeon constructs a rigid electronic backbone of hard-edged techno beats and fizzing electronic treatments on the instruments used in the original. Importantly, the song never suffers, with the vocals holding together the structure while the machinery propels the narrative forward. The baton is pass… Read more
A volatile rudebwoy face off between two of contempory electronics most kinetically charged producers Kevin Martin and Jace Clayton. Their aliases The Bug & DJ/Rupture declare turf war with this mad musical mash up of dancehall destruction, hip hop malfunktion and structural deconstruction dictating a suitably intense future for soundclash battles. Stealing the tools of dub and dancehall trade for maximum disorientation, as the sonic weapons are set to stun, and artificial genre divides are militantly blitzed. 'Imitator' blasts yardcore c… Read more
Shockout is the new Tigerbeat 6 sublabel birthed to provide the world with the most subversive and intense mashups of ragga, dancehall, jungle and dub creations. The first four 12-inches feature two artists apiece doing mixes of all-original vocals by Jamaican-born MC Wayne Lonesome, who studied under legendary dancehall MC Tiger and is best known for his vocals on the Bug tracks "Slew Dem," and "Fuck Y'Self" (from Pressure). Lonesome has been described asa snake-toothed, venomous, dancehall hellion who spits out verses and lyrics like they were bullets from a machine gun. … Read more
Rephlex, ever abreast of what every kid wants and needs, and almost in sequel to their much needed DJ Scud collection, come with the full length Bug selection! Where Scud tweaks those machines for broke, The Bug have made this an album of congress with bashment rydims, ragga vocals and dub poetics. Instrumentally its as honed, trim, technological and futuristic as anything you'd find adorning the rhythm side of many a 45 fresh from yard. Yet there's a more canny side to this release which only becomes apparent when you start to delve past soundbwoy killas from Daddy Freddy, the x-rated Wayne Lone… Read more
The most pungent of the tracks from his recent 'London Zoo' LP was easily the militant industro-dub cut 'Ganja', with Killa P and Flowdan and smoking high form (sorry!). The track has become a staple anthem in his fierce livesets and and now you can own a bit of the fun with a 45rpm pressed, 180gm vinyl copy, specially altered for this 12" version and fully prepared for soundsystem burials. 'Flying' on the flipside was initially an MP3 only track omitted from the LP, but Ricky Ranking's mournful performance is worthy of a vinyl cut and sounds particularly poignant. We also have to metion the kil… Read more
Conversation' on which this LP from The Bug is based, suffice to say you've missed one of the most atmospheric films ever made. Originally released at the big-beat apex of 1997 (shudder), 'Tapping The Conversation' was an attempt for Sir Kevin Martin and DJ Vadim (collectively The Bug at that time) to explore themes highlighted in the movie concerning societies increasing dependence on watching itself and, whilst they are keen to stress that the album contains "absolutely no sonic or visual samples from the film", the music does relate to specific characters and tracts contained within … Read more
Kevin Martin has been obsessed with ragga's glamorous gyrations for some years now, and here he brings to record one of his longer term accomplices in the dancehall. Four cuts wide here, showcasing some mighty sublow lines beyond bashment and into straight speaker ruffage. Yet as the twelve progresses, the realisation begins to sink in that Kevin has become a top flight raggamuffin producer along the way. Featuring Ras B on toasting duties, both tracks : “Fire” and “Dash A Fire” come in vocal and dub versions, tough, tweaked and digital dub Bug styles! Ace.
Kevin Martin has been obsessed with ragga's glamorous gyrations for some years now, and here he brings to record one of his longer term accomplices in the dancehall. Four cuts wide here, showcasing some mighty sublow lines beyond bashment and into straight speaker ruffage. Yet as the twelve progresses, the realisation begins to sink in that Kevin has become a top flight raggamuffin producer along the way - World War 3 Version is simply brilliant, when the Queen busts the "Come test mi now" lyrics, you know she means it - probably the best release yet from this always scintillating project. Mash up the whole damn place, this is it - Buy!
The re-issue of this early and absolute classic Villalobos - backed by the ace Steve Bug track ‘Filtadelic’. 808 The Bassqueen is a slow burning almost tranced out tech house track with one of the most unmistakeable bass lines ever, and with the subtlety of Ricardo and his rich musical heritage you know its worthwhile, excellent re-issue. On the flip is a Steve Bug cut under the 'Clever And Smart name', ‘Filtadelic’ is a minimal quasi-acid track with a simple but effective bassline and almost clicky drums, a long build up leads to some uplifting and trancey strings that round off the track superbly, a double a-sided winner.
In which our favourite nose-ringed mashup merchant Mr Raumschmiere gets the brutal dubstyle junglist remix treatment from Rephlex / Tigerbeat operator the Bug!! Rabukendisko is a crusted-up wailing banshee of a track which screeches out of the speakers, the thrashed break-beat and analogue gnarz taking no prisoners. There are two remixes from The Bug AKA Kevin Martin included - two parallel worlds colliding on The Bug’s Dancehall Remix, first in a vocal version which features the rapid-fire ragga vocals of Ras Bogle, and then in an alternate, instrumental version. Ruffage!
Back in stock. The Bug Returns with this devastating collaboration with dancehall legend Cutty Ranks. In Rephlex's own words : "The Bug, aka Kevin Martin, was indelibly marked by the skull crushing impact of seismic UK dub sound systems throughout the 90s, and became increasingly obsessed with Ragga's bionic gyrations. This deep, blood red cut, his strongest yet as the Bug, is imbued with a tense, danger filled sense of atmosphere, like the aural equivalent of "The harder they come" but directed by Sam Peckinpah. Dread in the most real sense. Cutty Ranks is one of the greatest … Read more