If 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.