Monday, 31 August 2009

V/A - Got The Bug 2: The Bugz In The Attic Remix Collection (BBE)

It has been a few years since the broken beat bubble burst, but when it was at its peak, this supergroup from London and their associates ruled the land However, the Bugz as an outfit don’t really exist anymore and this isn’t a celebration of new music. Instead, it is the second trawl through the Bugz remixes archives; some may remember the first appearing via V2 during the group’s peak. Some of the mixes are unreleased, whilst others appeared on 12” at the time, and all featuring trademark fractured beats and cool vocal manipulation. A few haven’t dated particularly well, but this comp is worth the money for the outfit’s amazing revision of Roisin Murphy’s Sow Into You, their dirty bassed touch up of Basement Jaxx’s Oh My Gosh and Naut’s smart 20:20 edit of their own Flappy Days. The influence of the Bugz can be heard in many ’new’ records today and this comp shows the power of their music.

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