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PRES­SURE 7/10 De­but al­bum from is­raeli dance­hall de­stroyer

Sharon Stern got her break when she hopped on the mic dur­ing a set by The Bug in her na­tive Tel Aviv and im­pressed Kevin Martin to such a de­gree that he in­vited her back to London to join the Bug fam­ily. It’s easy to see why they get along. Stern – the daugh­ter of Is­raeli Moroc­can and Pol­ish par­ents – in­vests her ragga flow with a fierce, venge­ful en­ergy that finds its foil in Martin’s gritty, in­dus­trial elec­tron­ics. “Shock Out” and “Money Ma­chine” are straight­for­ward ex­er­cises in the sort of hell­fire dance­hall The Bug does so well, but there’s a re­straint here too, best seen in the haunted, heart­bro­ken “War”.

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