Sunday 28 December 2008


If one of the key points to a good mix is how often you return to it, then Appleblim’s addition to the Tempa series must be fantastic, as it hasn’t left the BUG stereo since it was released earlier this year. With a mouth-watering tracklist – including a nice chunk of Bristol artists – all expertly blended together, its been the soundtrack for many of our late nights, early mornings and long days in between. From the soaring vocals of Pinch’s Get Up to the sparkling melody of Peverelist’s Infinity Is Now, as well as a TRG triple mix and perfect last track in Geiom’s Reminissin, it’s a mix that BUG has come back to time and time again to enjoy.


Peverelist - Gather

Peverelist & Appleblim - Circling
Pinch - Get Up
2562 - Moog Dub
Martyn - Suburbia
Jus Wan - Action Potential
2562 - Morvern
TRG & Selector Dub U - Harajuku
Peverelist - Infinity Is Now
Skream - Percression
RSD - Pretty Bright Light
Mungo's Hi Fi - Babylon
Komonazmuk - Bad Apple
Komonazmuk & Gatekeeper - Cheeky Herbert
TRG - Decisions
TRG - Put You Down (Ramadanman Refix)
TRG - Broken Heart (Martyn's DCM Remix)
Geiom - Reminissin' (Dubplate Version)



How do you even categorise something like Cheeba’s mix? An insane mash of styles and sounds, it surely had a factor in him being inaugurated into the Ninja Tune camp this year. Some times turntabalist mixes can be tiresome, a showcase of style over content, but Cheeba always seems intuitively capable of holding your attention throughout the sonic odyssey he creates for you. Outstanding.


Ray Conniff - Perry mason Theme
Harlem underground - Smokin Cheeba
Zion I - Cheeba Cheeba
Los Marijuanos - Cheeba Cheeba
Tone Loc - Cheeba Cheeba
Method man Redman - Smokin Cheeba
Mantronix - In Full Effect
DJ Food - Spiral (Dub)
Coldcut - Give it Up
Art of Noise - Beatbox
Gorgio Moroder - Tears
Kraftwerk - Trans-European Express
Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
West Street Mob - Breakdance (electric boogie)
RJD2 - Bus Stop Bitties
Quantic - Life In The Rain
Public Enemy - Bring The Noise (Accapella)
DJ Bombjack - The Lesson
Leftie Soul Connection - Bam Bam
Major Force - Re-Return (re-cut chemist mix)
The Mohawks - The Champ
Cameo - Word Up
Jurassic 5 - Acetate Prophets
The Breeders - Canonball
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers (reprise)
Alan Tew - The Peoples Court Theme
Unknown - Saphire and Steel Theme
Men From Atlantis - Billion Dollar Breaks
Task and Bear - Endurance Test
Hexstatic - Auto
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Coldcut - Just For The Kick
Kings of Leon - Knocked Up
Barry Gray - Theme from U.F.O.
PWEI - Home (orb sweet sin and salvation mix)
David Essex - Rock On
Led Zepplin - Kashmir
Clint Mansell - Pi Theme
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Saul Williams - List of Demands (Reperations)
Squarepusher - Planitarium
Squarepusher - Squarepusher’s Theme
Aphrodite/Wildflower - See Through It
Dissposable Heroes - Television, The Drug of The Nation
Steinski & Mass Media - We’ll Be Right Back
Aspects - Bristol Fingers
Cut Chemist - The Number Song (re-cut chemically by cheeba)
The Blues Project - Flute Thing
Beastie Boys - Flute Loop
FSOL - Amoung Myselves
Ennio Morriconi - Once Upon A Time In The West
DJ Vadim - Headz Still Aint Ready
Amon Tobin/Kid Koala - Untitled
Dr Rubberfunk - Apologetic Dub
Orbital - The Box
Dub From Atlantis - Things That We Do (dub)
Duran Duran - Watching The Detectives
Smerins A.S.C - Dr Who (Jah Humphrey’s Dub Explosion)
Coldcut - Doctor in The House

DOWNLOAD - Cheeba : The Case Of The Missing Records


As Dubstep increases in popularity and the floodgates open to a whole barrage of frankly mediocre mixes (and mixing), its refreshing to see one of the long-time champions of the sound to come correct with a stunning mix of emotive, cinematic music that showcases the best aspects of the genre. From the beauty of Clouds’ Protecting Hands to the sublime textures of Hyetal’s Gold Or Soul – as well as a nice handful of Soul Motive tracks – it’s a pitch-perfect mix of atmosphere and mood. Beautiful.


Forsaken- Into The Sunset
Phaeleh ft Ngaio- Fires
Darkstar- Lily Liver (Starkey Rmx)
Clouds- Protecting Hands Pt 1
TRG + Dub U- Losing Marbles (2562 Rmx)
Clouds- Protecting Hands Pt 2
Peverelist- Infinity Is Now
Quark + Ruckspin- Sunshine
Forsaken- Last Saloon Swagger
Tekton Naggar- Moving On
Geiom ft Marita- Reminissin’
Hyetal- Gold Or Soul
Joker- Snake Eater
Pangaea- Router
Sully- Phonebox
Sines- Test 7 (Hyetal Rmx)
Martyn- Vancouver
Peverelist- CM3 Skank
Goth Trad- Genesis
Kryptic Minds- Minor 9 (Headhunter Rmx)
Cult Of The 13th Hour- Wickedness
Sharmaji- Break Your Heart
Silkie- Dam4
Coleco- Campfire Funk
TRG- Move Dis
Unknown- Untitled
Joker- 80s
Joker + Rustie- Play Doe

DOWNLOAD - Kymatik : Sundown


One of the best party mixes of the year, every time this rotates into action on the BUG MP3 player it brings a smile to our face. A quality selection full of gems and refixes, as well as some truly inspired mixing (Unfinished Sympathy into Township Funk for one), you cant go far wrong with this assured mash-up of good time sounds.


Intro: Stop & Mix (Batman & Robin Style) – Dawbaz Band
Ain't No Rest For The Wicked (Wicked Devil Remix) – Cage The Elephant
Again & Again – Roots Manuva
Careless – The Magic Fly feat. Deadly Hunta
Cherry Pie Version / Ill Street Blues (Acapella) – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Girlie, Girlie – Sophia George
Long Time Skit
Long Time – Mr Benn feat. Blak Twang & Blackout JA
Western Soul – Parker feat. Rasco
Blud & MIA – Nice Up!
Gong Show – Tipper / Give It To Me (Acapella) – Masters At Work ft. Screechie Dan
Kinky – Stephanie McKay
Genius Of Love – Tom Tom Club
Rappa Rappa Rhythm – Tom Tom Club / Scream Out (Acapella) – Million Dan
Here Come The Girls – Ernie K Doe (DJ Andy Smith & K5 Re-Boot)
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Bowie's Nuts – Mr Blennd
Riddim Killa – Parker vs Rodney P
Boogie On Reggae Woman (Jpod Remix) – Stevie Wonder
Used To Go Dancing (The Heatwave Remix) – Caspa Codina
Seaya Face And P. J. Body (Version) – DJ C feat. Johnny P / How High (Acapella) – Method Man & Redman
99 Hearts – Sham Sham
Dirt And Blood – Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Can't Help Myself – The Bamboos feat. Ty
Unfinished Sympathy (Paul Oakenfold Mix) – Massive Attack
Township Funk – Mujava / Frenchapella - Deee-Lite
Rock The Beat – The Jamaica Girls
Bass Man – Black Grass
Ghost House (Suspense is killing me part II) - Boy 8 Bit
Respect (Mooqee & Russ Cuban Edit) – KW Griff
Bad Forward – Ding Dong vs. Michael Jackson
T.O.K Mode – Mr Blennd
Doobie Brothers Edit – Barrio Katz

DOWNLOAD - Mr.Benn : Square One Sound


Hardcore Breaks settled from its initial flurry of press this year into a steady groove but the mavericks of the style were still playing around with the template, chiefly Mulder who was still dropping mixes of raw power all year. A perfect opener with his own remix of No Reality to the euphoric vibes of Portal’s Feeling You as well as a cheeky refix at the end, it was another mix which for BUG was played week in week out.


Ram Trilogy - No Reality (Mulder Back To 93 Remix)
Modular - Dark NRG
Reckless & Sous Chef - The Wobbler (Turntable Pivot)
Mulder - Dread Notes
Modular - 2012
DJ Nee - All The Same
Mulder - Cue Burn
Mistabishi - No Matter What
Sike - Jungle Rewind
Running Man & Sous Chef - Choon Called Choon
JMT - Ego
Brainstormer - My Love
Malfunktion - The Answer
Portal - Feeling You
Stu & Nee - Heartbeat
Robbie P - Do You Know
Austin - Relics
Mulder - Electro Green Eyes

DOWNLOAD - Mulder : HCB Mix


Two of the hardest-working DJs on the local scene, it felt as if they were slept on in 2008 after establishing themselves over the last few years. Which is a genuine shame as they grew in terms of ability and selection this year to become two of the most formidable DJs around. BUG could have selected any of the handful of mixes they released this year, but Rise Of The Bagman was the most succinct in encapsulating their style, with the bonus of including spits from some talented local MCs.


J&K Intro
The Chopper - Andy C, Shy Fx Remix
Where I am - Bungle
Milky Way - Ram Trilogy
> Ewan Hoozami Spit
Shark - Cadence Weapon
Loose - Bangers and Cash
No More Blood - Ghislain Poirier
Oh Jah - Black Grass
Keep Movin - Bespoke/Krafty Kuts
Hasir - Modeselektor
>Blacksmith Spit
Sketchy Grammer - Natty
Eight Zero Eight - Bass Clef
>Sophisticated and Course (Accapella) - Ty
Karma - Virus Syndicate
Two Many Emcees - Phaeleh, feat Aggi Dukes
No Smokey Ganja - Subvert
Bounce - Starkey
West Coast Rocks - Matty G (Caspa remix)
Stop the Revolution - Meat Katie & D. Ramirez (Bassbin Twins Remix)
Blazin - Ghislain Poier (Modeselektor Remix)
Smelly - Bogeyman
>Stand Up Tall (Accapella) - Dizzee Rascal
Yes I - Time
Uprise - Tes La Rok
Iron Shirt - The Qemists
When UR Lonely - The Qemists
Enery - Nero
Missing Link - Nu:tone
Draw On Me - Mutt
Solitary Native - Alix Perez & Sabre
Eternal Optimist - High contrast
South West Sound - Deleted Scene

DOWNLOAD - Jackov & Kallendar : Rise Of The Bagman


Placid is another DJ whose work rate is second to none, his radio show constantly throws out amazing mixes, this one included. An ocean-deep mix of subtle techno styles, it was a perfect companion for the twilight hours and a clear example of his prowess as a DJ.


Psyche - Elements - Ten

Balil - Nort Route - R & S
E R P - Event Related Potential - Down Low
Juan Atkins - Track Ten - New Religion
Elegy - \P Switch - ART
Aril Brikha - Deeparture In Time - Transmat
Nuron / Fugue - Likemind 02
Stasis - Disco 4000 (Witness The Future) - Time is Right
Juan Atkins - Interpret - ULR
Kevin Saunderson - Force Field - Kool Kat
Link - Aurora - Simbiotic
Mevrouw Spoelstra - Ultra Low Tar - Airtight
Millenium to millenium - timeline - UR
E dancer - Powerbass - Incognito
Likemind 04
Juan Atkins - Tango - New Religion
Justin David - Light Years - Future Monument
Stasis - Monolife (Rebuild) - Likemind
M5 - Celestial Highways - Metroplex
The Black Dog - Tactile - Black Dog
Octave one - Nicolette - 430 West
Reel By Real - Distance - Interface

DOWNLOAD - Placid : After Hours


One of BUG’s favourite local DJs, Dub Boy rarely releases mixes but when he does they are something to definitely cherish. This mix for Spannered was an awesome selection, and a reminder of how accomplished as a DJ he really is.


Beenie Man — Pardon (Taxi)
Lady Saw — Married Man (Taxi)
Mr Vegas — Lean Wid It(Taxi)
Sugar Minott — Tune In (Taxi)
Sugar Minott & Bounty Killer — Tune In (Taxi)
Taurus & Jimmy Riley — Pull Up Selector (Taxi)
Shabba Ranks — Respect (Shang)
Barrington Levy — Murderer (Jah Life)
Carlton Livingston — 100 lbs of Collie Weed (Jah Life)
RSD — Murderah (Unreleased)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Mikey Murka — Back on the Scene (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Soom T — Did you Know? (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Rock — Inna Dancehall (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Brother Culture — Ing (MJ Mix) (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Carl Meeks — Higher Level (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Top Cat — Herbalist (Scotch Bonnet)
Junior Delgado — One Blood (Fashion)
Junior Reid — One Blood (J.R. Productions)
Junior Delgado — Dub School (Fashion)
Junior Byles — Fade Away (Jama)
Disrupt — THC 1138 (Werk)
King Tubby — Fade Out (Firehouse)
Disrupt — Riddim Grid (Werk)
Mikey Dread — Saturday Night Style (Auralux)
RSD — Prophecy (Angels Egg)
Luciano — Just Hold On (Charlie's)
Chezidek — I Won't Change (Charlie's)
Fantan Mojah — Hold Dem Heads (Charlie's)
McPullish — Dub Change I (Charlie's)
McPullish — Aerophonic Dub (Charlie's)
Henry & Louis ft. Prince Green — Love Like (2 Kings)
System Error ft. Michael Rose — Time Bomb (Universal Egg)
VC — Gone (Dig Dis)
Rootz Underground — Victims of the System (Rootz Underground)
Dark Angel — Cool & Humble (Boka)
Mungo's Hi Fi — I Love Jah (Unreleased)
Etherealites — El Toro (Roots Garden)
Nick Fantastic — Kingdom Riddim (Massive B)
Collie Buddz — Let Me Know (Massive B)
Chezidek — Call Pon Dem (Massive B)
Richie Spice — Rooted & Grounded (Star Trail)
Richie Spice — The Plane Land (VP)
Richie Spice — Earth A Run Red (Henfield)
Taurus Riley — She Is Royal (Cannon)
Disrupt ft. Mikey Murka — Empress (Scotch Bonnet)
Henry & Louis meet Blue & Red ft. Willie Williams — Plastic World (BSI)
VC — Deeds Dub (Dig Dis)
Gussie P — Chill Out Dub (Sip A Cup)
Steretyp ft. Tikiman — Fling Style (G-Stone)
Smith & Mighty — Brain Scan (Angel's Egg)

DOWNLOAD - Dub Boy : Rooted & Grounded


Richard Carnage had a busy year in 2008 with his club night Tape and appointment to Resident Advisor as UK Editor. But before all that right back at the start of the year he dropped this gem of a mix, a hazy late-night voyage through the narcotic sounds of italo disco and other intergalactic oddities.


Alan Parsons Project - Voyager/What Goes Up

Asha Puthli - Space Talk
Six Cups Of Rebel - Kontroll (The Organ-Grinders Breakdown)
Owusu & Hannibal - Delirium (Morgan Geist Unreleased Dub)
Kevin Harrison - Ink Man
Skatebard - Marimba
Westpark Unit - Blaxrotation Suite Mix
Mudd - Spielplatz
Erik Rug - Tribute To My People (Vocal Version)
Ultra Nate - Love's The Only Drug (Adam Rios AM Shelter Mix)
Jay Shepheard - Live On
Cori Josias - Takin' It Straight (Dub)
Virgo - In A Vision
Black Devil Disco Club - Follow Me (Instrumental)
Magnus International - Kosmetisk
Linkwood Family - Piece Of Mind
Cristina - Blame It On Disco

DOWNLOAD - Richard Carnage : Space Bounce