Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Bug presents Killing Sound Chapter 1: Dub Mutations

Serious Bass Business!
'I see Dub Mutations as an upgrade of the Macro Dub Infection (1/2/8) aesthetic, which I curated for Virgin Records many moons ago. Again, it gleefully departs from the traditional masters - Scientist, King Tubby etc - and revels in tearing up the rules, and exploring a sea of fx drenched sound. The past, present and future of dub is celebrated, befittingly through the mixing desk. As time travel, deep space and spectral visitations are magically probed, and bass, drum and noise are pushed mercilessly into the red. I guess I wanted to emulate the style of mix I made with King Midas Sound for FACT a couple of years ago, and create a non-linear narrative that‘s challenging and full of surprises, with added layers of sounds/effects, but most of all I wanted to create a mix that would be compellingly fresh. And as ever it’s a sketch of what dub was, is and can be, and how dub can act as a postmodern breakdown of sound - not just a smoker’s delight. Most of all, I wanted to just get lost in the sounds myself. Immerse yourself!'
- The Bug

1/ Frankie Paul - ‘Worries in the Dance’ (Hit Bound)
2/ Version (Hit Bound)
3/ Johnny Osbourne - ‘Love Is Universal’ (Jah Guidance)
4/ Version (Jah Guidance)
5/ Dennis Brown - ‘Don’t Want To Be No General’ (Emmanuel Music)
6/ Version (Emmanuel Music)
7/ Ranking Dread - ‘Hard Times’ (Justice)
8/ Massive Attack ft Horace Andy - ‘Angel’(Blur Remix)(Wild Bunch/Virgin)
9/ Techno Animal ft Jon Hassell - ‘Needle Park’(Virgin)
10/ King Midas Sound - ‘Goodbye Girl’(Unreleased Dub Mix)
11/ Pole - ‘Silberfisch’(Kiff SM)
12/ Monoton - ‘Ein Wort’ (Desire)
13/ HTRK - ‘Chinatown Style’(Ghostly International)
14/ Andy Stott - ‘Violence’(Modern Love)
15/ Kode 9 & The Spaceape - ‘Glass’(Hyperdub)
16/ The Bug Vs Earth - ‘Don’t Walk These Streets’(Unreleased, forthcoming on Ninja Tune)
17/ The Bug - ‘Somnia Loop 1’(Unreleased, forthcoming on Ninja Tune)
18/ Fatal Microbes - ‘Violence Grows’(Small Wonder)
19/ Primal Scream - ‘Living Dub’(Creation)
20/ 23 Skidoo - ‘Gospel Comes To New Guinea’(Fetish)
21/ WE - ‘Secondhand Science’(Wordsound)
22/ Sofa Surfers ft Singing Bird - ‘Beans & Rice’(Klein)
23/ JK Flesh - ‘Conquered’(Electric Deluxe)
24/ Goth-Trad - ‘Grind’(Back To Chill)
25/ Experimental Audio Research - ‘Untitled’(Space Age)
26/ Little Dragon - ‘Only One’(Chopped & Screwed by The Chopstars ) (Adult Swim)
27/ Rhythm & Sound - ‘Imprint’(Rhythm & Sound)
28/ Ø aka Mika Vainio - ‘Taikisin’(Sahko Recordings)
29/ Lukid - ‘Wake Up’(Werk)
30/ Jacob Miller - ‘Baby I love you So’(Yard Music)
31/ Augustus Pablo - ‘King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown’(Yard Music)
32/ King Tubby ft Horace Andy - ‘A Better Version’(Jamaican Recordings)
33/ Michael Rose - ‘No Burial’(Manneseh Remix)(M Records)
34/ Equiknoxx - ‘Last of the Mohicans’(Dubbed & Screwed by The Bug)(DDS)
35/ Al Cisneros - ‘Jericho’(Dubbed & Screwed by The Bug)(Drag City)
36/ Kode 9 & The Spaceape - ‘Ghost Town’(Hyperdub)
37/ King Midas Sound - ‘Who’(Unreleased, forthcoming on Ninja Tune)


Fireside Chat 


  1. The LISTEN link does not go to PLAY the actual THE BUG redbull sessions. No play button.

    1. Yep, unfortunately no longer available. Search my blog for ep6 and then find 'enjoy'