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.
THE BUG FEAT. DOUBLE E – BOX
THE BUG FEAT. RIKO DAN – ICEMAN
UK label MR BONGO presents new BRAZIL 45’s #45 & #46.
BRAZIL 45’s #51
Que Vida É Essa’ is a certified samba-rock classic from 1973, taken from one of Wal’s sought after 7”’s. Uptempo for the dancers, with percussive grooves, chic and even some wave sounds for extra sunshine vibe.
‘Atôa Atôa’ is a samba-jazz-fusion classic by Ronald ‘Ronie’ Mesquita, featuring Burnier & Cartier. Taken from the sought after ‘Ronie & Central Do Brasil’ LP on Tapecar. Previously unreleased on 7”.
‘Gloria Glorinha’ – quirky, upbeat MPB-funk with soaring vocals, JB esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. Originally released as part of a 4-track 7” EP on Odeon from 1970. This is the third appearance for Antonio Adolfo in the Brazil 45 series, previously with ‘Transamazonica’ (BRZ45.11) and ‘Dois Minutos De Uma Nova Dia’ (BRZ45.048).
‘Coqueiro Verde’ is taken from Erasmo’s sought after ‘Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendões’ LP from 1970 on RGE. Uplifting percussive Samba/MPB laiden with horns and woodwind. Erasmo – one of the leading figures in 70/80s Brazilian alongside Jorge Ben, Tim Maia and Veloso – also appears on our ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’ compilation with the brilliant ‘Jeep’; this is his first appearance in the Brazil 45’s series.