Mixtape Mondays

Classic Mixes: Bugz In The Attic “BBC1 Essential Mix” (2004)

Broken Beat

An oldie but a goodie. A radio 1 BBC essential mix truly deserving of that name. Over 10 years old but still as forward thinking as the day it was released.

The Bugz In The Attic crew were basically the Broken Beat equivalent of the WU running 9 members deep! Comprised of: Alex Phountzi, Darren Benjamin, Daz-I-Kue, Kaidi Tatham, Mark Force, Matt Lord, Orin Walters, Paul Dolby, Scott Clifford. The Bugz were the most influencial force in the movement. Most of them went of to have great solo careers. The session does a good job capturing most of the key players in the movement as well as some of the influences too.

Bugz reunion album anyone?

Agent K – ‘Intro’ (Laws Of Motion)
Blaktonez – ‘Pleasure Ride’ (Main Squeeze)
Quango – ‘Rocc It Tonite’ (People)
New Sector Movements – ‘My History’ [Raw Dub] (People)
Diesel – ‘It’s Magic’ (SI Projects)
Nutmeg – ‘State Of Mind’ (Neroli)
USC – ‘Please Yo Self’ (SI Projects)
BB Boogie – ‘Tell Him’ [Booty Bounce Mix] (Laws Of Motion)
BB Boogie – ‘ I Got It’ (Bitasweet)
Mood II Swing – ‘Searchin’ (Groove On)
Ken Lou – ‘The Bounce’ (MAW)
Amy Winehouse – ‘In My Bed’ (Island)
Two Culture Clash – ‘Love Guide’ (Wall Of Sound)
Seiji vs. Q-Tip – ‘Loose Tips’ (White)
Pepe Braddock – ‘Demarre Le Chauve’ (Versatile)
Mark Force – ‘Gypo’ (Bitasweet)
Mark de Clive-Lowe – ‘State of The Mental’ (Antipodean)
Savana – ‘ Party’ (White)
M.I.A. – ‘Galang’ (XL)
Local 12 – ‘Caminando’ (Bitasweet)
Blaktonez – ‘Pleasure Ride’ [Dub] (Main Squeeze)
Tubby T – ‘Ready She Ready’ [Seiji Remix] (51st State)
Unknown Artist – ‘La Gringa’ (Candela)
Sunship – ‘Warrior Princess’ [Solid Groove Mix] (Casual)
Quantic – ‘Don’t Joke’ [Seiji Remix] (Tru Thoughs)
Basement Jaxx – ‘Right Here’s The Spot’ (XL)
Prince – ‘Erotic City’ (Warner Bros.)
Bugz In The Attic – ‘Booty La La’ (V2)
Seiji & Spoonface – ‘Yin Yang’ (Honest Jons)
Afronaut – ‘Golpe Tuyo Calinda’ (Bitasweet)
Nu Yorican Soul – ‘It’s Alright I Feel It’ (Talkin Loud)
Macy Gray – ‘When I See You’ [Bugz In The Attic Remix] (Sony)




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