With over 80 releases, three outstanding labels (Dessous, Audiomatique, and Poker Flat) and at least 40 remixes to his name, Steve Bug is a one of electronic music's most prolific ambassadors. Next up for the German minimal dance connoisseur is another stellar release: the Coconut Paradise EP via his own Poker Flat Recordings, which is now in its 16th year.
Title track "Coconut Paradise" is a master class in crisp, high-definition house, as dubby synths, a solid kick and an insistent bass stab form a deeply hypnotic groove. Sustained tones surge in from the distance—all the elements coming together to create a perpetual motion machine. "Thick As Mud" lives up to its name: this is house music that draws on the deep and deadly palette and spacious arrangements of dubstep and glitch, burnished with snickering percussive repetitions and scything synths. "Pants on Fire" is a restlessly inventive bricolage of unconventional percussive sounds and textures. Metallic tones ping and bounce deliciously in every direction.
"Coconut Paradise" can be pre-ordered here and streamed in full below, ahead of the EP release on May 18.