Bugnology, Vol. 2

Bugnology, Vol. 2

by Steve Bug


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Bugnology, Vol. 2

Steve Bug's second mix disc in what now appears to be a series, Bugnology, Vol. 2 is in ways a classic artifact of its time down to the cover art, where Bug is mixing not at decks but on a Macintosh laptop (with the friendly help of a bug at that). The mélange of songs and styles worked with is in a generally microhouse vein, even if the term itself has long since lost specific connections with its origins -- having figures like John Tejada on here instead suggests a larger continuum, though the crisp, compressed beats and textures inevitably call labels like Kompakt and Perlon to mind. As a sit-down listening experience, Bugnology, Vol. 2 works better than some mix discs thanks to the artists and overall aesthetic, propulsive but low-key -- at once the antithesis to trip-hop and an implicit kissing cousin to same. A downer on the disc, though, is how almost too readily the songs blend into one another -- it's a testimony to Steve Bug's mixing skill, but not to the individual qualities of the songs, that they should sound similar. It's not one note throughout, thankfully, and standouts are apparent -- Matthias Tanzmann's bass grind on "Bulldozer" is appropriately filthy, while Carl Craig's remix of Theo Parrish's "Falling Up" gets a fantastic placement toward the end of the mix. Other tracks of note are Heartz 4's "Intimacy Girl [Someone Else Remix]," with its crisp, full-bodied beats and slurred sing-speak lyrics, and Jay Hunsberger's murmured vocal start-stop "Move On."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
Label: Poker Flat
UPC: 0827170048720
catalogNumber: 16

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Bug   Primary Artist,DJ
Heartz 4   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Clive Henry   Composer,Producer
Jamie Jones   Composer
Carl Craig   Remixing
Charles Webster   Remixing
Steve Bug   Composer,Producer,Author
Theo Parrish   Composer
Guido Schneider   Composer,Producer
John Tejada   Composer,Producer
Justin Drake   Composer,Producer
Jamie Odell   Composer,Producer
Frank Martiniq   Producer
Sean O'Neal   Remixing
Matthias Tanzmann   Composer,Producer
Jeff Milligan   Composer,Producer
Gui Boratto   Composer,Producer
Kayotik   Composer
Jay Hunsberger   Composer,Producer
Marco Resmann   Composer,Producer
Loose Change   Producer
Emilie Chick   Composer
Tassilo Ippenberger   Composer,Producer

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