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Box / Iceman

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Moni D Double... cream of the crop! Favorite track: Box ft. D Double E.
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Niccolo Brown Dream collaborations between musicians are usually just that: dreams, but this astonishing single features not just one, but two of them. Grime heavyweight D Double E and London city warlord Riko Dan hand production duties to Kevin Martin aka the Bug with predictably explosive results. Double's cut "Box" is a dance floor slaying, multisyllabic rampage while Riko's heavyweight ""Iceman" is an IED primed to detonate at peak time. Do you really need me to convince you that this is a must-buy? Favorite track: Iceman ft. Riko Dan.
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Havin' crossed paths many times over the years, in clubs and at festivals, and mutually admired each other's destructive potential in the dance, D Double E, and The Bug had spoken for time, about a killer collab, and 'Box' is truly that.
Written specifically for Double, by the Bugman, to amplify the mc's warp factor flow, the producer propels his trademark weight with an off kilter swing. Result is an unusually catchy dancefloor banger, that heads resolutely back to the club, after the moody narrative detours of 'Angels & Devils'.
Meanwhile, 'Iceman' has already been heralded as the new "Skeng', by the many djs who have already dropped it on dubplate. From Mala, to Mary Ann Hobbs, via Rodigan, Logan Sama and Kode 9, its already left massive floor craters prior to release. Its the sound of yardie badman Riko gettin low down and dirty on a seriously nasty Bug riddim. A monster.
Having finally hooked up with two of the most singular voices in grime, this EP marks the beginning of more lethal collabs to follow, with the finest filthmasters, the UK has to offer on the mic. 'Box/Iceman' signifies The Bug's intent to indelibly mash up the dance again and again.


released August 5, 2016

Artwork by Simon Fowler



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The Bug Berlin, Germany

The Bug is the only producer who can bring in the likes of Liz Harris (of Grouper), Copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), Mala, Death Grips, and Warrior Queen and make it seamless. End times need a soundtrack to prep for what's above and below, and this is it. ... more


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