Angels and Devils plays like a face-of-god acid trip gone bad, or a near death experience in an underground dance dungeon in the midst of the crumbling of Babylon. Informed by the bass-heavy soundsystem aesthetic of the UK underground music culture he’s kind of affiliated with, Bug creates intentional sonic assaults, tracks that almost create a feel of sensory overload. Definitely not for everyone considering its sonic brutality, but there is a seriously powerful sense of darkly cinematic mood throughout. Also lots of great guest vocalists.
Favorite Tracks: Ascension (3), Mi Lost ft. Miss Red (4), Funcion ft. Manga (8), Dirty ft. Flowdan (12)
Hippie Sabotage is a producer duo that makes dreamy dance beats, taking rhythmic & drum sampling conventions of trap music and smearing them with melodic synths, hazy atmospheres, and pitched vocals. Most of these tunes sound sun-drenched & purp’d up, with hints of an EDM aesthetic.
Favorite Tracks: Sunny (1), Ridin Solo-Njomza Remix (3) , Talking Walls (7), Short Days and Long Nights (14)