It’s already been eight years since West London outfit released their album Back In The Doghouse, soon followed by the end of the collective’s doings, the Co-Op parties and broken beat as a whole, if you like. One of the singles from the album is the cover-version of Yarbrough & Peoples‘ 1980 gold record Don’t Stop The Music, which was accompanied by remixes from New Sector Movements, Switch and others.
Not documented is when and where this remix by Spacek’s Morgan Zarate popped up. I do recall a remix contest for the Bugz’ other single “Move Aside”, but not for this one. I assume to got hold of it through the old BITA forum or the now-defunct Coopr8 social network (you are invited to shed some light into this!)
While doing research on Discogs and Google, I also came across a Steve Spacek version of the track, featuring a different beat and Steve’s own vocals. You can hear it on one of Simon Harrison’s old podcasts.
May 22, 2014 would have been the day Sun Ra turned 100 years old. The likes of Mr Beatnick, The Reboot Joy Confession, DJ Aardvarck, and Philadelphia icon King Britt.
“I wanted to take the opportunity to do something different for this Solid Steel mix and I decided to approach the mix as if I was ‘back from a good night out’ and winding down with some late night weird selections from my vinyl collection”, says Bristol’s Pinch about his guestmix for the show.
Bugz in the Attic took over the Rinse airwaves for a rare Bank Holiday special. Then again, much more has been going on in the last couple of weeks, as some former Bugz members started their new label Ten50 Records.
My favourite radio show at this moment clearly is the latest Hessle Audio, which is available now on the Rinse FM podcast channel (direct link) for download.
And there are more radio shows worth checking out:
-Lukid on NTS Live
-Tom Trago on Beats in Space
-Four Tet & Joe Goddard on NTS Live
-Floating Points & Sadar Bahar on NTS Live
-Martyn & Guest on NTS Live
Have a nice weekend, everybody!
If you came via the frontpage, you might have noticed there’s another post for this release right next to this, a post for the promo mixtape made by Seiji. Well, we think we need to go back there one more time, and the reason is the track you can listen to after the jump.
We’re very fond of this track (maybe not so much about the flipside), reminds us of what Julio Bashmore or Ramadanman are currently doing. We recommend securing your copy directly from the Seiji webstore. Needless to mention you can also find it at your regular store like Boomkat, Rush Hour or Bleep.
As mentioned, the mighty Kaidi Tatham has finally joined SoundCloud and uploaded some sketches for new songs. One of the more interesting ones can be listened to below.
While Kaidi is known to be a busy cat, we don’t want to forget the long overdue Blakai album and the six years between his last solo albums, Feed the Cat and In Search for Hope. So, if this ever gets released (and I wouldn’t count on that!), it will probably take years.
Anyway, make sure to check out his other uploads as well!
This new Bugz in the Attic promo mix is practically their Got the Bug 2 compilation as a mixtape. Except that you can download it for free.
01. Willie Colon & Ruben Blades – Plastico (Bugz in the Attic Remix)
02. Bunny Mack – Expression (Bugz Souled2soul dub)
03. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Move On Up (Bugz Opaque remix)
04. Amy Winehouse – In My Bed (Bugz in the Attic dub)
05. Bugz In The Attic – Flappy Dayz (Nauts 20:20 edit)
06. BB Boogie – Tell Him Again (Bugz in the Attic remix)
07. Daz-I-Kue – Rokstone (Soon Come) (Bugz in the Attic mix)
08. Bugz in the Attic – Expression (Bugz Souled2soul dub)
On April 23 the Bugz will play a DJ-set at London’s Fabric alongside MJ Cole, Braiden and xxxy. You can download the mix here or get some tickets there
Broken beats that don’t suck? Must be from 2004! In this case it’s true, as Mark de Clive-Lowe has uploaded some old demos recorded with Mark Force of Bugz in the Attic. The track below is my favourite, it has Bembe Segue on vocals, beats from G-Force and Mashi playing the keys.
The MashForce tracks were supposed to end up on 12-inch, but as this never happened, you can now download them on SoundCloud.
Ishfaq‘s remix of the Bugz in the Attic hit single “Booty La La” has been around for ages, but I’m taking its recent upload to SoundCloud as an opportunity to give it a rewind.
This hip-hop paced remix followed shortly after the release of Bugz’ original version and preceded the probably more popular Ishfaq remix of their second single Move Aside.
Don’t let me leave it unmentioned at this point that the second remix compilation from Bugz in the Attic, Got the Bug 2, will be released next week!
Other websites have their Follow Friday, here you get a Mixtape Monday every now and then. That’s basically a selection of mixtapes I posted on Twitter before, sometimes more than that.
Let’s start the third edition with a triplet from Bugz in the Attic. Their all new remix collection Got the Bug 2 will be out through BBE on October 5, in the meantime you can listen to the promo mix. Another new mix is their Carnival Spesh podcast for Vulive together with Simbad. And the latest podcast offering from Daz-I-Kue is also available, it goes by the name of Vinyl Love Unplugged Vol. 1.
Low End Theory offers a new podcast mixed by Gaslamp Killer and Mary Anne Hobbs. If you need more of this sound, I recommend downloading TOKiMONSTA’s mix for Musique Large.
I mentioned 2562’s new album just yesterday, today FACT Magazine delivers a new mix by the man. A journey from house and techno towards more dubby territory.
London-based producer Mr. Beatnick was featured on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Experimental some weeks back. That guestmix is now available for download on his SoundCloud page.
Versatile Records‘ I:Cube played at Sunday Best back in July, in case you didn’t grab his set already do it now!
The last mix comes from Ubeat‘s Onur Engin, who also runs Monotape Radio. For over 45 minutes he blends a selection of Turkish jazz music, you can listen to it here (download
will follow is here).
Bugz in the Attic’s very own Daz-I-Kue has launched his first podcast with a live-recording from Saturday’s Do-Over in Los Angeles. With Aloe Blacc on MC duties, Daz plays a selection of tracks by Gil Scott-Heron (the Bloodfire re-edit), Altered Natives, Michael Jackson, Joy Jones, Bugz in the Attic and Omar.
The set is
only available in PodOmatic quality, but with some luck a better version will be available on the Do-Over blog anytime soon.
August 9, 2009 As I hoped, the mix (and more) is now available in better quality!
Apart from the Lady Bugz thing, it has become terribly quiet about West London collective Bugz in the Attic. The winners of the remix competition never were put out on wax, a follow-up to Got the Bug has been announced with no release on the horizon.
Well, here is a video back from their album tour in 2006. It’s the rehearsal of “Happy Days”, with Kaidi Tatham and Thylord on keys, Motet and Hannah on vocals.
Update: Thanks to idleberg for pointing out there’s a photo-series from the same night.
The Vibe Conductor DJ Stylus has posted a video of Daz-I-Kue putting hands on his tracks.
You can also check out the first part of the remix session, further videos from DJ Stylus include Mark de Clive-Lowe playing in Washington, Taylor McFerrin and Ty at the Uprock studio.
Ever since Seiji (Bugz in the Attic) produced bits of the Róisín Murphy album, it has gotten quiet around his own music. Well, I just found his website on which he got a mixtape for download and also two brand new tracks.
Seiji – Ravin A
Novalima – Yo Voy (Seiji Remix)
Further mixtapes should follow on a monthly basis, I will keep you posted!
Seems like 2004’s Bitasweet release of the JB Rose track It’s Time was reissued recently. For a moment it looked like the first release on the Bugz in the Attic label in a long time. But no – nothing new here, but a good chance to get it if you missed it before.A1. It’s Time (main mix)
A2. It’s Time (Zed Bias mix)
B1. It’s Time (Zed Bias instrumental)
It’s time was produced by Alex Phountzi, with Kaidi Tatham adding his magic on the keys. The 12-inch can be purchased from Juno Records, though other stores might have it as well.
As the release date nears, more details to In Search of Hope
emerge. First there’s finally the cover artwork to see, a beautiful photograph of Kaidi on the keys. Then there are voices from Mark de Clive-Lowe
Japanese label Freedom School also confirmed the availability on both LP and CD, both coming on December 13. It is yet unknown whether the vinyl will feature bonus tracks, like the IG Culture album did before. Pre-orders can already be placed through HMV Japan and Tower Records.
The best album for 2008, 2009 and beyond. A classic has been made from the fastest fingers in the west.
Kaidi is like George Duke crossed with alien breakbeat masters zapped down from the far reaches of outer space. Masterfully and magically created.
(Mark de Clive-Lowe)
The dynamic moods the tension the soul the groove and pace all are felt on an lp that the world of jazz,funk and soul needs.what is great for us listeners is KAIDI has only just begun!
And there’s even more good news! This weekend I got a confirmation, that a Blakai album is already in the pipeline and will be released once label issues have been resolved.
Well, you might’ve heard that America has elected its new president last week. You might aswell heard that fellow Daz-I-Kue has moved to Atlanta earlier this year. Having produced reworks under his Bloodfire moniker before, Daz celebrates the election of the countries first Afro-American president by mashing up James Brown‘s Funky President with the now famous Yes We Can! chants. Seven minutes of funk, horns and beats.