With six in six on Rejected Steve Bug is probably part of the family, as is his regular sparring partner Cle. However, for the first of this year, the Berlin-based producer flies solo on two late night tracks. Whilst describing the movements and sounds of the opening track to perfection, ‘Grumble Bumble’, is also a title that can deceive.
There are no tired, ageing shapes being thrown to this mid-noughties Pokerflat’esque soundtrack.
Countering the heads down stripped-back bounce of the A-side, is the percussive funk of ‘Get Away From Me’.
Skipping along on jazzy rides and rim-shots, its chords are pierced by synth stabs, claps and a vocal, to create a track that aims to balance power and poise.