PLUG – BACK ON TIME

Luke Vibert presents a follow-up to his first Plug album "Drum 'n' Bass for Papa" 15 years late and right on time.

12.01.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

As the man of many aliases, Cornish electronic artist Luke Vibert has almost 20 years experience but it seems he already had the right idea three albums in and 15 years early with “Drum ‘n’ Bass for Papa” as Plug. His novel and ever so subtle (piss) take on the genre garnered a mixed reception from hardcore DnB fans at the time, before going on to become a seminal departure. Not surprisingly, this recent compilation of found tracks, out on Ninja Tune, finds its audience in the attention deficit ‘net generation. Sample clutter and frenetic tempo shifts challenge the likes of Flying Lotus and Daedalus to a showdown.