Bugz in the Attic: Back in the Doghouse


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 belt—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)—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 “Move Asideâ€, a big nu-b-boy soul anthem, and four other tracks. Also featured are Reel People’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 it’s high-level musicianship, jazz foundations, and rich arrangements rarely found in today’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