Bugz in the Attic are a new generation collective based in London, fusing elements of the past and present with influences and ideas to create their individual sound. Scratch the surface of the broken beats and you'll find fresh thinking on drum n bass, house, soul, techno, dancehall and breaks. The nine members work together, with a clearer, more cohesive aim than most individuals, playing down economics and playing up group ethics. Their label Bitasweet is a home for all the Bugz sounds, their essential remixes and individual projects. As part of a vibrant and growing scene they DJ regularly at Co-Op, their own 'Got The Bug' night and events across the globe. In the coming months they tour the US, Canada, Europe and Japan with work also starting on their debut artist album.
"Every single one of us has a love of soulful dance music from the last thirty years. We're all from different scenes in terms of what we were involved in before Bugz in the Attic but the common thread is soulful dance music. Whether it be garage, drum n bass, r n b, house, hip hop, disco... Bugz is a soul and a vibe thing." Bugz in the Attic
Pick any track from 'FABRICLIVE. 12' and hear what Bugz is about: power, invention, percussion, intention. Dominic Stanton leads with fuzz bass, handclaps and a schizophrenic arrangement; 4-Hero's Dego McFarlane joins Kaidi Tatham on the majestic 'Got Me Puzzled'; Nutmeg get wild; Dego remixes kindred spirit Phil Asher. After Artwork's wobble beat there's Seiji teasing vocal gymnastics from Lyric L, Daluq dropping deep and Bugz' sublime bass-heavy re-think of Vikter Duplaix. Zed Bias gets heavy on 'Time To Skyank', Dego joins Kaidi and Daz for the jackin' 'Future Rage', Orin Walters re-works Alison David's heart-stealing 'Dreams Come True' and Trouble Man dubs things out. To close there's The Neptunes smoothing Daft Punk's edges and a monster hook from N'Dambi.