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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.

Vinyl 12" £8.49 ZEN12417

Red vinyl/ etched 12" on Ninja Tune feat. Burro Banton.

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Zim Zim Zim by The Bug
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7/10 Laurie 03 September 2015

This redder than red 12” fills in a blank from Angels & Devils in the form of ‘Zim Zim Zim’, a pretty dangerous track that’s like being socked in the face by the biggest bug ever. It features Jamaican dancehall dude Burro Banton on MC duties, spitting acidic phrases that hit just as hard. As a result, it feels like an amped up version of slow dancehall, with the signature Bug maximal dub vibe all over.

The vocals take a break on an instrumental interpretation at A2, for those dub fans that don’t like Banton’s voice (who???). I think I prefer this one but I’m staunchly biased against vocals in general so don’t listen to me. It’s a bit different in makeup to A1 I think. If you’re looking for more music, then you’ve got nothing but etchings on the B side, some lovely looking etchings of that familiar Bug art style. Solid weighty things.



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