It's the sound of the end of the world, as JUE brings THE BUG
. The Bug is the main mutation of producer Kevin Martin, also known as King Midas Sound, Techno Animal/Ice/God (with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh/Jesu), Razor X Productions (with The Rootsman & various M.C’s), Pressure, Ladybug, the man behind Pathological Records, and a slew more. He’s provided bass-booming remixes for Grace Jones, Thom Yorke, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Primal Scream, Two Fingers, Beastie Boys, and has fans as diverse as Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Trent Reznor, Fuck Buttons and Death Grips.
Shanghai gig is Saturday, March 21, with support from Manga
. 100rmb, 10pm start. More info on The Bug / Manga:
With a discography spanning labels across the spectrum such as Ninja Tune, Virgin, Rephlex, Position Chrome/Mille Plateaux, Word Sound, Hyperdub, City Slang, Tigerbeat 6 and Grand Royal, this is definitely a show worth flapping on about to your friends. 2013’s Filthy EP marked the first rumblings of a new full-length record, which in mid-2014 manifested as The Bug’s Angels & Devils LP. For this album Kevin Martin has both enlisted the familiar and smashed open the idea of what “The Bug” is – it’s a year zero of sorts for The Bug, yet the release draws on what has been before. Indeed, The Bug is the only producer who can bring in the likes of Grouper, Copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), Mala, Death Grips, and Warrior Queen and make it seamless.
Manga (Saint Hilare) joined the UK’s legendary grime crew Roll Deep in 2004, and has been repping the sound of the underground since, appearing on silver selling debut album In At The Deep End & single ‘Wen I’m Ere” (2007). More recently he’s released his first official mixtape Obzokey Wranglings and just this year dished out new single “Zonin” ft. Jay Grrey & Nana Rogues.