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Zonal
Wrecked

Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu/JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug/King Midas Sound) got together to form Zonal. The pair had previously collaborated as Techno Animal. On Wrecked, Zonal mix bass, dub, noise and drone to make a gargantuan album of slowly corroding, brooding, shady sounds. A match made in heaven; Moor Mother brings lyrical fire to half the cuts. 
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Flame 2 (Burial and The Bug)
Dive / Rain

Next instalment of dream collaboration between night bus dweller Burial and bass bin enthusiast The Bug as Flame (2). Released on The Bug's Kevin Martin's Pressure imprint, these two bass music heavyweights again collide for two more blurry dubbed out highly atmospheric tracks that are sure not to disappoint fans of either artist. 
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The Bug
Zim Zim Zim

Kevin Martin’s beloved project The Bug has teamed up with one Burro Banton, a fine and flowing Jamaican DJ. Zim Zim Zim has caused mad drama in live sets, but wasn’t on last album Angels & Devils, so this red 12” is the way to go if you want it. And you do. Etching on the B-side, on Ninja Tune.
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Flame 1 (Burial & The Bug)
Fog / Shrine

A new collaboration landing, between night bus mystery man Burial and bass-weight Skeng supremo The Bug! For many fans of the UK bass music scene, this will be the collaboration of their dreams, and these two tracks under their Flame 1 handle do not disappoint in the slightest. These dense, smoky, dubbed out and deeply atmospheric slo-mo steppers come via Pressure, a new label from Kevin Martin himself.

Kevin Richard Martin
Sirens

Kevin Richard Martin is of course the man behind Techno Animal, God, King Midas Sound and of course The Bug. This strike out under his own name is the debut on wax of a new work which was made to document the feelings Kevin had around the delivery, receipt and early days of his first child. The record is therefore tumultuous, emotional and at times heartbreaking. Lawrence English realises a long held dream by releasing it on his Room40 label.   

King Midas Sound
Solitude

Sardonically released on Valentine's Day, this is the best one yet from King Midas Sound, once again stripped back to the duo of Kevin Martin (The Bug/Techno Animal) and poet/music-maker Roger Robinson. The tone is icy and bitter, the many narrations consumed by spiteful jealousy in a post-brakeup haze. All the rhythmic pulse of dub has now subsided, a wraith-like presence which blankets Robinson's malice fuelled spoken word.      

Miss Red
Dagga / One Shot Killer

Pure dancehall fire from MC Miss Red with two cuts from her imminent 'K.O.' album. Both are produced by bass quake riddim master Kevin Martin AKA The Bug. Miss Red's fierce chattin' style and Martin's production are a match made in heaven. This limited edition, hand-stamped red wax sampler is hard evidence and will set the dance alight no messin'.

The Bug
Bad / Get Out The Way

New material from The Bug! This double A-side features Kevin Martin working with two of his most notorious MC collaborators: regular voice Flowdan on Bad and Killa P on Get Out The Way, appearing on a Bug tune for the first time since Skeng. Heavyweight grimey business with really potent rhythmic weight. Plus ‘Riddim’ versions of each track. 12” single.

The Bug vs Earth
Concrete Desert

This is a total dream-come-true collaboration for fans of pulverizingly heavy music: Dylan ‘Extra Low Frequency Version’ Carson’s Earth project and Kevin ‘Skeng’ Martin’s The Bug, producing together. After two tracks together last year, the pair have now made a full album, and it’s a seething, bristling blast of a listen. The 2LP vinyl edition comes with an exclusive bonus 12” with a JK Flesh remix.

The Bug
Exit

Dub texture dude Kevin Martin returned this year with 'Angels & Devils', comprised of an all-star cast of musicians who helped shape his vision in weird and wonderful ways -- he's been keeping up with the landscape of music since he left and enlisted artists as diverse as Grouper's Liz Harris and Hype Williams' Inga Copeland. This supplementary EP, entitled 'Exit', features some more work from Harris, as well as contributions from Daddy Freddy and Manga. 

The Spaceape (Ft. Kode9 & The Bug)
Ghost Town / At War With Time

RSD2015, limited gold 7”. As a loving salute to the recently passed away Spaceape Hyperdub have released this 7” featuring two of his heavy hitters. The complete reimagining of Ghost Town with Kode9, changing how you hear that song ever again, and At war with time with The Bug. Both spoken word pieces show the truly unique talent he was.
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The Bug Vs Earth
Boa / Cold

The Bug clearly felt bad after finishing 'Angels & Devils' that he didn't give his collaboration with Earth the appropriate twenty-minutes-to-five-hours runtime it needed to make sense. This 12", entitled 'Boa / Cold', brings together the sinister bass and the guitar manifestations of drone's most famous band for second innings. 
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The Bug
Angels & Devils

Plenty of big-name collaborators on The Bug's latest, 'Angels & Devils'. Billed as a "battle between utopian and dystopian" (but definitely not a "concept album", oh no) you get Liz Harris (Grouper), Warrior Queen, Gonjasufi, Miss Red, Death Grips, Manga (Roll Deep), Copeland and Flowdan for your money. Pulling together "the fringes of all outsider music into a common voice" according to the press release, the 'Angels' side is described as "the heady/heavy dubbed out Angels side of the equation" whilst 'Devils' "brings The Bug's grime/ragga bass beat downs back into play". Should be interesting!
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The Bug, Soundmurderer, Various
Manhunt


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The Bug Vs Rootsman/ DJ Rupture
Split


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Digital Mystikz, The Bug, Burial, Various
Mary Anne Hobbs- Warrior Dubz


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The Bug, Digital Mystikz, Various
Dynamite! Dancehall Syle


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Soundmurderer, The Bug, Various
Shockout Vol 1


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Kid 606/The Bug Ft. Wayne Lonesome
Buckle Up


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