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December 21, 2020

Calling In A Favour

  • The Bug
  • Julian Brimmers

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Welcome to the final Calling In A Favour on dublab.de for 2020.
It’s over. We did it. Congratulations.

As you know, t’is the season of Year End’s charts – and of the nagging, uncomfortable truths that no. One. Really. Cares. Not about yours, and certainly not about mine. However, maybe that’s because we didn’t create any genre-defining albums like London Zoo, or because we didn’t invent the Acid Ragga genre. Or is it because we haven’t collaborated with Justin Broadrick, Moor Mother, Burial, and hundreds more…? That’s why, on this very special 2 hours-long jolly season finale, our guest is none other than The Bug AKA Kevin Martin.

The Bug recently moved from Berlin to Brussels, where he finished the record of the year contender, In Blue, with singer/producer Dis Fig. In the first quarter we discuss his personal year and the music he put out in 2020, before we run down a list of his own favourite tunes of 2020, including tracks by the Necks, William Basinski, Pa Salieu, Griselda, and many more. Thanks for listening & stay safe.


Moor Mother & Billy Woods feat Wolf Weston – The Blues Remembers Everything the Country Forgot
The Bug x Dis Fig – Levitating
Joy Division – Isolation
The Bug x Dis Fig – Blood
The Necks – Lovelock
King Krule – Stoned Again
KMRU – Well
Phelimuncasi – Umgido
Frisco feat. Skepta, Jammer, JME – Red Card
Pa Salieu – Frontline
Gridelda – Dr. Birds
Divide & Dissolve – We Are Really Worried About You
William Basinski – O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow

Calling In A Favour

“Calling In A Favour” is a platform for friendship, music and art, anti-algorithmic behaviour, and community building. Once a month, Cologne-based writer and cultural critic Julian Brimmers welcomes bright minds and kind souls doing their bit to make the world of arts & culture more complex, confusing and overall exciting.

dublab promotes curiosity, experimentation, inclusivity, and connection.