Kevin Martin serves a classic riddim four ways on his huge new EP.
The Bug Vs Sleng Teng sees the bass explorer apply his own foundation-shaking sensibilities to Prince Jammy’s evergreen ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’ riddim, using his Elektron Octatrack and Analog Rytm machines.
“Truly future ragga for alien thinkers,” as he explained on Facebook earlier this year. “Most people will find the link to Jammy’s original hard to locate, but it makes sense in my twisted mind…lol..Variations on a deadly riff theme, where nothing survives from the original..Steppin off into oblivion.”
Mastered by Stefan Betke aka Pole, the EP marks the second release on Elektron Grammofon, the label arm of the gear maker. The limited one-off pressing of 300 copies will be available in November via Elektron, with all profits from the record’s sales going to charity.
Watch the video for ‘Opi Teng’ below and hear ‘Skag Teng’ underneath.
For more ‘Sleng Teng’ magic, read our Beginner’s Guide to Prince Jammy, the man who ushered in reggae’s digital age.