Buggsy – A Bit of Bugz 2012
A Bristol legend. People who try to put him into a genre will say he’s somewhere between Hip Hop and Grime.
Buggsy is a Bristol legend, people who try to put him into a genre will say he’s somewhere between Hip Hop and Grime.
But, you can’t dispute that he has a completely different sound to most coming out of either genre.
I first heard him after seeing a video by Tom Swindell called Gully Side, which was filmed really simply with a boom in a St Paul’s park. I then realised that I’d been walking past him on the way to work for the past year.
His debut album titled The Great Escape, came out in early 2011, which featured UK legends Jehst, Farma and Skitz. A couple of things stand out when you listen to Buggsy. Firstly you can hear the rich, dub influenced sound that St Paul’s (Bristol) is so famous for, on pretty much every track. Also, he’s humble, which is a refreshing characteristic when compared to the ego driven sludge that comes out of the mainstream.
After a period of quiet in terms of releases, he’s back with a release this year titled A Bit Of Bugz 2012. There’s some amazing production on it and it’s great to hear fresh stuff from him again. ‘Dreamers’ and ‘Always Around’ are both really strong tracks with some awesome vocals on the hooks and ‘Sign of the Times’ sees N3GUS on production, who is a Drumstep producer from Bristol. It’s a solid release and if you’re a fan (or if you’re not) I suggest you go buy it from Bandcamp now for a bargain £4.99.
The artist takes architecture to a new level – literally, with his mind-bending series of flying houses.