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Artist
The Bug
ReleaseProduct
Fire
Label
Ninja Tune
Catalogue Number
ZENDNL275
Release Date
August 27, 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP, Limited Coloured

    Pre-order $33.49

    Bleep UK exclusive

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    ZEN275BL

    • Red and yellow transparent vinyl
    • Reverse board gatefold sleeve
    • Die cut O-card on reverse board black paper
    • Red paper inners
    • Unique sticker
    • Limited to 500

    Estimated release date: August 27, 2021

  • Vinyl 2×LP, Limited Coloured

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    Limited edition

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    ZEN275N

    • Red and yellow vinyl
    • Silkscreen printed gatefold sleeve
    • Red paper inners
    • Unique sticker

    Estimated release date: August 27, 2021

  • Vinyl 2×LP

    Pre-order $28.49

    Standard edition

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    ZEN275

    • Grey vinyl
    • Reverse board gatefold sleeve
    • Red paper inners
    • Unique sticker

    Estimated release date: August 27, 2021

  • CD

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    ZENCD275

    Estimated release date: August 27, 2021

Instant download of track: 'Clash (feat. Logan_olm)' with all pre-orders.

Full release delivered on release date: 08.27.21

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Genres

Dub abstractionist Kevin Martin aka The Bug completes the incendiary urban triptych he began way back in 2008 with London Zoo, and continued with 2014’s Angels & Devils. The timing of his coda - Fire - is a perfect balm for our sorry state of affairs. The cavernous, delay-drenched production of Martin’s decaying dub often sounds as though ricocheted off the grubby windows of empty skyscrapers and the crumbling walls of deserted streets, invoking a setting not unlike the locked-down cities of our own world.

Naturally, the turmoil of the outside world is mirrored internally, and Martin’s host of collaborators give voice to the album’s intoxicating narrative of destruction, death and dub. “It is the year 3099,” booms dancehall MC/political satirist Irah at the head of ‘Demon’, a track that boasts faster bpms than we expect to hear from The Bug, without an ounce of hellfire spared. The smokestack billows higher still with Moor Mother’s scorched verses all across ‘Vexed’, as long-time like-minded collaborator Flowdan exerts masterful lyrical pressure on the flurry-of-blunt-knives production of ‘Hammer’ and ‘Bomb’.

The Bug delivers another deft round of soundsystem-blowing ammunition. Fire brings to light exactly how epoch-defining Martin’s infernal craft truly is.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Fourth Day (feat. Roger Robinson) The Bug featuring Roger Robinson 1:59
  2. 2 Pressure (feat. Flowdan) The Bug Featuring Flowdan 3:48
  3. 3 Demon (feat. Irah) The Bug featuring Irah 3:48
  4. 4 Vexed (feat. Moor Mother) The Bug featuring Moor Mother 3:52
  5. 5 Clash (feat. Logan_olm) The Bug featuring Logan_olm 3:07 Buy

    Clash (feat. Logan_olm)

  6. 6 War (feat. Nazamba) The Bug featuring Nazamba 4:38
  7. 7 How bout dat (feat. FFSYTHO) The Bug featuring FFSYTHO 3:47
  8. 8 Bang (feat. Manga Saint Hilare) The Bug featuring Manga Saint Hilare 3:03
  9. 9 Hammer (feat. Flowdan) The Bug Featuring Flowdan 3:26
  10. 10 Ganja Baby (feat. Daddy Freddy) The Bug Featuring Daddy Freddy 3:16
  11. 11 Fuck Off (feat. Logan_olm) The Bug featuring Logan_olm 3:27
  12. 12 Bomb (feat. Flowdan) The Bug Featuring Flowdan 4:46
  13. 13 High Rise (feat. Manga Saint Hilare) The Bug featuring Manga Saint Hilare 4:22
  14. 14 The Missing (feat. Roger Robinson) The Bug featuring Roger Robinson 4:33

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Bass

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Dub, Reggae and Dancehall

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Electronic and Electronica

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