The Bug is one of the many aliases of Kevin Martin, a British musician now based in Brussels who's been a seminal figure in the experimental and electronic music scenes since the early 1990s. With a stacked career discography featuring projects under an assortment of monikers, The Bug has been Martin's best-known outlet since launching the project in the late 1990s to explore a riveting cross-section between dub, dancehall, grime, dubstep, industrial, and other adventurous styles. Following a string of pivotal album releases as The Bug for Ninja Tune Records between 2008 and 2017, Martin emerged late last year with In Blue, his 6th album as The Bug and his first on acclaimed British label Hyperdub Records. True to the project's consistent collaborative spirit, In Blue was created alongside Berlin-based American producer and vocalist Dis Fig and found the two artists creating a style they call "tunnel sound," a foggy and melancholic meltdown of narco-dancehall, zoned soul, and dread-drenched dub.
The Bug's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a perfect embodiment of his trademark sound as he seamlessly connects the dots between multiple bass-heavy genres. Along the way, he includes his own unreleased remix of The Clash's "Guns Of Brixton."
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|King Tubby||Killa Dub|
|Hugh Mundell||Revolution A Come|
|Augustus Pablo / King Tubbys||Revolution Dub|
|Barry Brown||Ketch A Fire|
|Scientist / Roots Radics||Saved By The Bell|
|Scientist / Roots Radics||Dematerialise|
|Dennis Brown||Promised Land|
|Thom Yorke||Harrowdown Hill (The Bug Remix)|
|Public Image Ltd.||Poptones (Old Grey Whistle Test Live Version)|
|Killing Joke||Turn to Red|
|World Domination Enterprises||Asbestos Lead Asbestos (Heavy Pollution Mix)|
|The Clash||Guns of Brixton (The Bug Unreleased Remix feat. The Spaceape)|
|OBF||Injection (feat. Nazamba)|
|Roots Manuva||Witness the Fitness|
|Roots Manuva||Witness Dub|
|Massive Attack Vs Mad Professor||Backwards Sucking (Heat Miser Dub)|
|African Head Charge||Dinosaur's Lament|
|Porter Ricks||Nautical Dub|
|The Bug||Come Version|
|Willi WIlliams||See Mi Yah|
|Rhythm & Sound||See Mi Version|
Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP’s weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a Perfect World is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.
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