The Bug ‎– Pressure



Politicians And Paedophiles 4:31
Beats, Bombs, Bass, Weapons 3:18
Executor 3:45
Live And Learn 4:43
Thief Of Dreams 5:20
Superbird 4:09
Run The Place Red 4:50
Night Steppa 5:27
Some Days 4:57
Fuck Y-Self 4:32
Killer 3:36
Living Dub 5:50

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 134 CD The Bug Pressure(CD, Album) Rephlex CAT 134 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
none The Bug Pressure(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Klein Records none UK 2003
KL 044 The Bug Pressure(2xLP, Album) Klein Records KL 044 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CAT 134 LP The Bug Pressure(2xLP, Album) Rephlex CAT 134 LP UK 2003 Sell This Version
KLCD 044 The Bug Pressure(CD, Album) Klein Records KLCD 044 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
MEOW076 The Bug Pressure(CD, Album) Tigerbeat6 MEOW076 US 2003 Sell This Version
PCD-22080 The Bug Pressure(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-22080 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MEOW076 The Bug Pressure(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Tigerbeat6 MEOW076 US 2007


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September 26, 2011
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, CAT 134 CD
years ago I bought this one due to panacea recomanded it as the best statements to breakcore, that he could imagine.
In my opinion this has not much in common with breakcore at all, but with finest ragga dancehall stuff.
I like this even more than the london zoo work, which is also a conviencing piece of music, but pressure kicks ass a bit more. There are chilling grooves as well as noisy tunes on it, which are bit more rythm driven as the tracks on london zoo.


September 15, 2008
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, CAT 134 CD

Dancehall never sounded so rough as it does with The Bug's _Pressure_, a hyper-aggressive burst of vocals and beats. Even if "Politicans and Paedophiles" starts out rather simply, with Daddy Freddy’s layered vocals and a drumbeat, the percussion accumulates gradually throughout until it becomes a wall of rhythm. Paul St. Hilare offers a slightly more sedate vision for "Live and Learn" and "Some Days," though the gruffness of the music still persists. Daddy Freddy reappears for "Run the Place Red," where his voice takes on a ominous growl, even without the benefit of The Bug’s rumbling production. "Night Steppa"” has a more of a 4/4 beat to it, though this in no way makes it less exciting; indeed, the quasi-political lyrics deliver more of a punch. And let’s just say that the lyrics of "Fuck Y~self" are self-explanatory. But for the perfect blend of scary beats and menacing lyrics, nothing can quite top “Killer,” a menacing track complete with freakish yelps and screams. Tough, but fair.


September 9, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Pressure, 2xLP, Album, CAT 134 LP

I love this, definitely The Bug's best work to date. It flows well as an album, there are no weak tracks. It works so well partly because there is a very nice balance between the tough ragga tracks like "Killer" and "F*ck Y-Self", and the deeper/slightly more chilled tracks such as "Living Dub" and "Superbird". The Roger Robinson tracks are hidden gems. An album at once deep and heavy. Fans of Kode9/Spaceape, Soundmurderer, Ambush records etc. should check out this release. The Razor X lp is not as good as this, but still worth a look if Pressure leaves you wanting something with even more noise.

March 13, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, MEOW076
'Pressure' was revolutionary by dancehall and electronic music standards. Kevin Martin's powerful work in projects like Techno Animal and Ice paved the way for this radical, brutal album, where talented Jamaicans flow and roar over his devastating bass shattering beats. The feverish pace of Daddy Freddy on tracks like "Run The Place Red" and "Politicians & Paedophiles" make his contributions a cut above the rest, though Wayne Lonesome comes close on the sick "Fuck Y-Self." Essential listening.


January 31, 2005
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, MEOW076
Post-rave dancehall, bass assault, noise. He-Man monkey screaching (#11). Zaps your booty with Basic Channel dub poetry interludes by Roger Robinson (#3,8,12). Exploding jungle insertions placed perfectly (#2-4). Who knew that political scantilizing of ragga/grime could not sound shallow.


January 30, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, CAT 134 CD

This is an amazing release featuring experimental dancehall production that varies from hard to insanely aggressive. The vocals follow the same variation, from spoken word to singing to, for the bulk of the album (and my favorite tracks) hard-as-nails ragga MCing. Tracks such as "Killer" and "Executor," well, hell, they're all outstanding. Fans of dub and jungle will likely enjoy this fare. I play it for my friends, though, and they are scared.


February 8, 2004
referencing Pressure, CD, Album, MEOW076
I have yet to hear a convincing explanation of what the hell "illbient" is, but this sounds nothing like the inventor of that genre label, DJ Spooky. If there isn't a "ragga" style option, there really ought to be...

Anyways, this is hard, loud electronics with reggae vocals. Very, very good, and containing the original "Run the Place Red" track remixed on Aphex Twin's <i>Smojphace</i> EP.