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Concert Mon Sep 29 2008

Going to the London Zoo

1209436781.jpgIf I was to say that Kevin Martin is a legendary electronic music producer would you know who I was talking about? Much like Scott Herren (Prefuse 73, Piano Overlord, etc.) or Tadd Mullinix (Dabrye, James Cotton, etc) or even Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ, Plug, etc), Martin changes his alias to suit his mood and type of music his wants to create. However, whether it is the free jazz of Ice or the industrial hip-hop of Techno Animal or the hyper dancehall and reggae beats of The Bug, Martin is sure to move the crowd. "I've always exploited my obsession with bass frequencies," explains Martin as The Bug. "How bass moves people, and provokes intense physical reactions." On his most recent release as The Bug, London Zoo (Ninja Tune, 8/08), bass is exactly what Martin throws in your face. It pounds and vibrates and keeps you shaking from track to track. With appearances from Warrior Queen, Flowdan, Tippa Irie, and many more, this album really does feel like a zoo showcasing several different talents over Martin's beats. Regardless of the alias, you can expect to move when standing by the speaker of Kevin Martin a.k.a. The Bug.

The Bug will be performing with Ghilain Poirier ft MC Zulu and Dj C at Subterranean on Wednesday (10/1). Doors open at 8:30pm and the show begins at 9:00. This is a 17+ show, and tickest are $13.00 ADV. / $15.00 DOS.

 
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Dub Prodigy / September 30, 2008 2:40 PM

Now Jason...
If the stated point of Transmission is: "Covering Chicago Music". Why don't you place links to DJ C and MC ZULU as well? I've been to one of their shows, and they are both from Chicago.

The reason why Chicago artists never get off the ground is because journalists here only cover the scene from a low-end-consumer perspective.

IMO, they should be getting the accolades for playing with international artists like The Bug! Well just my humble opinion.

Dub Prodigy / September 30, 2008 2:40 PM

Now Jason...
If the stated point of Transmission is: "Covering Chicago Music". Why don't you place links to DJ C and MC ZULU as well? I've been to one of their shows, and they are both from Chicago.

The reason why Chicago artists never get off the ground is because journalists here only cover the scene from a low-end-consumer perspective.

IMO, they should be getting the accolades for playing with international artists like The Bug! Well just my humble opinion.

Graham / October 1, 2008 6:16 PM

Actually, Dub Prodigy, *I'd* plug DJ C; and I've placed links to he & Murderbot's stuff in the past. Yeah, dude's done some truly good stuff, and I've been following his work for about 10 years. Admittedly, he's a recent transplant in Chi (from Boston); but there's at least one contributor here who already has their eye on him. Big ups?

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