The Bug, the noisy dancehall-meets-grime experimentalist alias of Kevin Martin, has made a very exciting announcement today. Next month he'll be teaming up with grime regents D Double E and Riko Dan, the latter of whom has made numerous outings with The Bug, for a new club-focused 12". The new single promises to be a bit more club-friendly than the gloomy—but stunning—2014 album Angels & Demons. As with much of Martin's output, the new 12" will be released through Ninja Tune and comes ahead of some planned King Midas Sound material, the collaborative project with Roger Robinson and Kiki Hitomi. It'll be a two-track release with D Double guesting on A-side "The Box" and Riko on B-side "Iceman", a tune which Ninja Tune are cheekily calling "the new 'Skeng'." It's already been played out by the likes of Logan Sama, Mala, Kode9 and more, and now we've got the full version for you to play via Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 show.
The Box / Iceman will be released on Aug 5 via Ninja Tune.