Pioneers of the Broken beat / bruk genre Bugz in the Attic are back with the long awaited second instalment of remix album Got the Bug out on BBE records, October 2009.
The bugz, usually found in several studios around North West London, set out on their musical journey during the mid nineties as a collective of Dj’s, producers, musicians & a classically trained cellist, mixing up House, Hip hop, Jazz alongside Hardcore and Jungle in the attic of a flat in Richmond over 10 years ago.
From there the Bugz went on to set up their infamous Bita Suite studio, label Bitasweet Records and formed a 9 piece live band carving out a strong reputation both individually and collectively as top remixers and an underground electronic group; Bugz were laying the foundations for current trends namely UK & Funky House, Dubstep & contemporary Electronica. The first releases coming out through Virgin records were the remix of Amira “my Desire” & several other early anthems on the seminal broken beat label People Records. The group went on to produce, remix and collaborate on hundreds of other titles and artists as well as culminating a top 46 chart position with their Booty La La single & 76 with their rendition of Don’t stop the Music.
Bugz also co founded & jointly ran the legendary Sunday club institution Co-Op and were especially well known for their remixes with artists such as Amy Whinehouse, 4hero, Macy Gray and Soul ll Soul which led to the signing with V2 Records in 2004 and which saw the initial Got the Bug remixes album, a studio album – Back In The Doghouse as well as a third single, Move Aside.
The Bugz, along with their Bitasweet label, have had numerous releases & underground smashes like Seiji & Lyric L’s Loose Lips and Afronaut’s Golpe tuyo Calinda. They have also individually remixed artists including Roisin Murphy, Basement Jaxx, Ruben Blades and Bunny Mac to name a few. In 2007 V2 records was taken over & the Bugz were released. Since then they have been working on several solo projects, producing and co-writing material for artists such as Kele le Roc, Blu James (Basement Jaxx) & Joy Jones while also collating new material for their own follow up album due next year. Recent single releases include the Coop anthem “Reject” on Coopr8 / MOI Records, the new exclusively released ” Expression” – an instrumental dub of their Soul ll Soul Fairplay remix, a series of exclusive dubs & unreleased cuts available exclusively through the website, www.coopr8.net and of course the most current and exciting project – the new remix album Got the Bug 2.
A decade full of Bugz BBE have teamed up with the West London cult heroes Bugz in the Attic for the first ever full length broken beat release on the label. Sometimes musicians take themselves way too seriously. If they’re…