Two artists we insist will absolutely floor you with their massive bass-heavy music are The Bug (feat. Flowdan) and Grove. Both performing on Friday night we expect high energy sets laced with Dancehall productions, full of Grime, Hip-Hop & Dub.
A whole decade after they last shared the Supersonic stage in 2012, The Bug (shape-shifting producer Kevin Martin) joins with Flowdan (East London MC) to deliver crushing music in response to our world on fire.
With divisions ever cementing, The Bug’s detonation of barriers between genres, scenes and cultures, could not be better timed and could not be more needed. His signature apocalyptic dancehall production style remains a force to be reckoned with, whether calling on an arsenal of MCs or with his increasingly deep instrumental club sets.
Mutating sound through collaboration, Kevin explores his obsession with the MC cultures of Jamaican dancehall, acid-ragga, grime and hip hop through revolutionary methods. We expect a punishing live show from him to be paired with the booming voice of Flowdan, whose career has spanned the entire lifetime of the Grime genre.
“For me a live show should be unforgettable, should alter your DNA, or scar you for life in a good way – that’s always been my goal, to set up shows that are unforgettable” – Kevin Martin, The Bug
Meddling together elements of punk-infused dancehall, jungle, bass and pop, Grove is an autodidactic Bristol-based producer and vocalist with a constantly morphing sound.
Grove’s noise concoctions come from the ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ energies that reside within, filtering them through a sensuous & rave-a-licious lens, with lyrics inspired by political angst, queer euphoria, & the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in the city of Bristol. Delving deeper into mutated forms of dancehall, dub and hip-hop, electronics and dense, distorted bass, Grove provides a perfectly frazzled marriage of future-facing dancehall and ragged noise experimentation.
“Going hard with the drum and bass beats and the blunt aggression of the icy end of hyperpop, Grove’s music is unforgiving and confrontational”– Gal-Dem