Release Date - 1st March 2019
Bun The Grid start 2019 off with an intensely loud bang coming in the form of label co- founder Bulu’s first full outing on his own label. After producing music for 8 years, releasing a full EP on London label Fine Dining as well as his self-released Bulu Sound compilations, 2019 looks set to be a big year for Bulu with multiple releases lined up as well as a full LP in the pipeline.
BTG005 starts out with Fiyah, a minimal yet beastly track packed with relentless sub elements and dominant percussion. Fiyah is quickly followed by Bulu’s first collaboration with label co-founder Etch entitled Collide which is both unique and acute. A slow building intro of Bulu’s ominous synth work quickly gets swallowed up by Etch’s signature off grid percussion until Collide explodes into a barrage of both Bulu & Etch’s influences in equal measures, relentlessly attacking both your ears and chest. Dark dominant zaps and razor sharp percussion are set to lay siege to any dance floor. Bulu finishes off the A-Side with Change Places a 176BPM throw back to wobbly dubstep with a more modern half time feel.
In usual BTG style the B-Side contains solely remixes, this time taken on by newcomer J-Shadow, who is rumoured to have a massive release lined up on BTG in the near future. He takes Fiyah down to a different tempo bracket and plasters his unique sound all over the original elements making the track deeper, and slower building but just as vivid. Finally, one of the early BTG family, and now mainstay at Exit Records, Itoa takes Collide and rips it apart into an entirely new realm which can only be described as Itoa’s unique blend of Bassline, Juke and Jungle, you truly have to listen to this one to understand.
The originals will be released physically and digitally whilst the remixes will be vinyl only.
a1. Bulu - Fiyah
a2. Bulu & Etch - Collide
a3. Bulu - Change Places
b1. Bulu - Fiyah (J-Shadow Remix)
b2. Bulu & Etch - Collide (Itoa Remix)
Repress Shipping - 8th February 2019
Debut 12" release from Bulu & Etch's new label BTG
Created as a means to explore styles and sonic territories they may not explore through their own avenues, BTG was set up as a means for complete creative freedom not restricted to tempo style or dancefloor formularity.
The first release; an extension of Etch & Bulu's Radar Radio selections which can range anywhere from Hip-Hop to Psychedelic Rock and Jungle to Dubstep.
Yo Yo Riddim by Etch was conceived whilst Etch was logging death certificates on prescription codeine; "big up Dr. Bidwell". Then thrown into unidentified territory by Turkish space wizard - Gantz, who transforms this track into a churching gutteral beast.
On the flipside, we have an original from one of the greatest young minds in DnB & Jungle right now, Ilk. His constantly recognisable razor sharp production are at the forefront in this track - Yes, Ruff!, with an equally jarring remix from French Astrophonica & 31 Records alumni, Moresounds, which builds and builds until it explodes.
BTG001 has already received support from Fracture, Sam Binga, DJ Barely Legal & more...
a1. Etch - YoYo Riddim
a2. Etch - YoYo Riddim (Gantz Remix)
b1. Ilk - Yes, Ruff!
b2. Ilk - Yes, Ruff! (Moresounds Remix)
Released 5th October 2018
Bun The Grid catapults into Fall with its second North American signing, Brooklyn’s Doctor Jeep. After several years exploring the West Coast festival halftime sound, Jeep returns to his love of Bristolian polyrhythmic club tools.
“Vault of Glass” channels underwater atmospherics in a dark, broken- beat, warehouse style, while collaborator and tour partner Fixate joins the fray on “Dorado” - summoning disembodied voices and frantic breakbeats to hypnotize late-night ravers. Switching the energy with a modern DnB-meets-Dancehall vibe,
“Emergency Broadcast Test” features Washington DC’s Cirrus. On the flip, two remixes add an uptempo flavour to “Vault of Glass”: hyper-active juke from London’s Hyroglifics, and a punishingly-heavy hip hop twist from Calgary-via-Detroit veteran Sinistarr.
Early support from J:Kenzo, Fracture, Roska, The Librarian, and more.
a1. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass
a2. Doctor Jeep & Fixate - Dorado
a3. Doctor Jeep & Cirrus - Emergency Broadcast Test
b1. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass (Hyroglifics Remix)
b2. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass (Sinistarr Remix)
Release Date: 8th October 2017
BTG return with their 3rd release.
A debut vinyl release from Philadelphia’s Gohda. A multi-coloured combination of shimmering grime synth work, spaced out beats that occupy somewhere between the boom bap of classic hip hop, the half pulse of dubstep and the skittering high-end work of southern rap knitted together with a soulful vocal & atmospheric touch not distant from that of the elusive Burial. Gohda’s sound owes itself to both sides of the Atlantic but operates nowhere within them.
The vinyl only release sees remixes from BTG’s very own Bulu, twisting the original into a dancefloor ready terminator & TMSV known for his genre expansive excursions on labels such as Black Box, Cosmic Bridge & Artikal again taking Gohda’s soulful and playful original and turning it into a weighty dancefloor focussed banger.
Not to be missed for fans of genre defying, psychedelic bass-weight.
a2. Corrupted Angels
a3. Corrupted Angels (Bulu Remix)
b2. Graverobber (TMSV Remix)
b3. In Tha Trap
Released 11th November 2016
The second outing from BTG follows, in tradition, their 2 originals and 2 remixes format. This time round TOYC creates a slower paced dance floor obliterator titled ‘Kicks’ sounding like a wonky laser gun trapped inside a broken 808 landing somewhere between broken techno and bass. On the remix Project Mooncircle and 20/20 LDN affiliated Deft deconstructs and reconstructs TOYC’s track into a maximalist beast fusing the current sounds of 160 BPM 170 BPM and halftime DnB with the technical precision of Amon Tobin. Up next the bootyshaking stormer they call Itoa, known for releases on Bad Taste and being featured in storming 160170bpm sets by DJs and tastemakers such as Om Unit and Sam Binga. ‘Snake Pass’ is a classic Itoa track, playful bouncing subs and flickering percussion and shards of vocal, landing somewhere between footwork and booty bass. BTG cofounder Etch sets the pace with his remix of Snake Pass, coming through with a schizophrenic beats influenced sub heavy stepper that slowly evolves into a breakbeat onslaught.
Support from: Nightwave, Sully, Addison Groove, Deadboy, Horse Meat Disco, MJ Cole, Barely Legal, Shadow Child, Amy Becker, Pathaan/BBC Worldwide, Boy 8-bit, Blackdown/Rinse FM, 2 Bad Mice, Synkro/Akkord, Randomer, My Nu Leng, Craig Richards, Foul Play/Moving Shadow, DJ Zinc, DJ Orgasmic/Origami Sound... + many more
a1. TOYC - Kicks
a2. TOYC - Kicks (Deft Remix)
b1. Itoa - Snake Pass
b2. Itoa - Snake Pass (Etch Remix)