Some great updates on Kevin Martin’s crucial project The Bug.
First off Rephlex are finally going to release the Razor-X “Killing Sound” compilation at the end of February. It’s a double set with one disc of vocals from Cutty Ranks, Daddy Freddy, Warrior Queen and a load more, and one disc of versions. Some of this previously came out on absurdly limited sevens (which I think I have all of, ha!) but most of it looks unreleased. Razor X = The Bug + uk soundsystem veteran and dubplate cutter The Rootsman.
Secondly you can listen online to the recent BBC Radio 1 Breezeblock session, which included about a million MCs and more mayhem besides.
Finally, there is this:
Bash @ Plastic People (Curtain Road, EC2)
Thursday 23rd February, 10pm-2am, £5
Rephlex Records’ ragga renegade The Bug has joined forces with Loefah from dubstep bass dons Digital Mystikz to bring dancehall partyseekers the latest bashment rhythms, classic ragga, heavyweight dub and reggaefied hip hop.
Guest DJs on rotation include Adrian Sherwood, Trevor Sax, DJ /Rupture, Mary Anne Hobbs and Seanie T.