Ubiquity Records' Bugs, the Bay Area-based collaborative project of Andrew Jervis and Dave Beigel, bares the urban soul of Acid Jazz and Trip-Hop with a quiet confidence. Beat-driven tracks hold Drum 'n' Bass and hip-hop influences in a panicked grip, filling innovative grooves with generous doses of jazzist sophistication. Mid-tempo, funk-inflected Electro tracks approach the club floor with a genre-bending intelligence, yet the essence of Bugs surfaces with their downbeat sample-filled abstraction. Moody R&B and dub vocals cut through sharp cinematic synths and bulky breakbeats like a slow realization of a global catastrophe. Bugs unites a down to earth Bristol sensibility with an aloof San Franciscan sense of class.