Alex Niggemann, Arttu, Alessio Mereu rework Steve Bug
Steve Bug returns with a brilliant set of killer reworks from his much-lauded ‘Noir’ album.
‘No Adjustments’ features the vocal talents of Foremost Poets, and remains one of the standout moments on the label boss’s enigmatic long player. Where ‘Noir’ explored the themes of light and shade, it was always clear that ‘No Adjustments’ was one of the more straight up dance floor moments on there, and as such this release is definitely going to be thankfully received by DJs.
Steve Bug himself provides one growling, up-for-it rework – a chunky floor wrecking tool that epitomises the sentiment of the vocal – drop it in and stand well back.
Long time Poker Flat collaborator Alex Niggemann is also drawn towards the edgy, menacing vibe, constructing a sick groove that builds via a dirty, swirling synth bass and clattering hi hats.
Arttu, the Portuguese producer making waves with his recent releases via Royal Oak / Clone, also puts his stamp on ‘No Adjustments’. Raw kicks, claps and hats fire this version along, the vocals cut up, treated and tweaked for maximum effect. The neurotic synths bubble away below the surface before breaking out spectacularly towards the track’s conclusion. A sure-fire ‘wtf?’ moment for ecstatic clubbers worldwide.
Alessio Mereu also drops something a little special for digital customers. The Sardinian’s epic near 10 min exploration is a spacey, tripped out journey from start to finish.