Formed in 1996, the pioneering, now eight-member collective of underground dance music, Bugz in the Attic, bring their full ass-motivating arsenal, garnered from 10 years of single releases and classic remixes, on their long-overdue first full-length release, Back in the Dog House.
With close to 100 songs already under their beltâ€”both originals and reworkings for a diverse range of internationally known artists, including Zero 7, Macy Gray, 4 Hero, jazz pianist Gene Harris, Jazzanova, and Nitin Sawhney (to name only a few)â€”the UK-based group turned to the best of their core London scene for most of the vocalists on Back in the Doghouse. Regular Mark De Clive Lowe co-conspirator Bembe Segue dominates the album with her jazz-chops melodies and close layered background harmonies, appearing on the lead single â€œMove Asideâ€, a big nu-b-boy soul anthem, and four other tracks. Also featured are Reel Peopleâ€™s Vanessa Freeman, Michelle Escoffery, Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, and other local talent.
Back in the Doghouse is first and foremost for the dancefloor, but with itâ€™s high-level musicianship, jazz foundations, and rich arrangements rarely found in todayâ€™s dance music, it is just as good at home and grows with each listen. Download full album from Dancetracks Digital or order the import-only cd from Amazon.
by DJ Scribe