Bok Bok is Alex Sushon, head of influential UK bass label Night Slugs. This week, Sushon joins forces with rising vocalist Kelela for Melba’s Call, due out March 31 on iTunes. Bok Bok and Kelela previously collaborated on Cut 4 Me, Kelela’s essential 2013 mixtape that also featured production credits from Kingdom, Jam City, and more. [...]
Like many music industry folks and aspiring pros, I attended the CMJ Music Festival & Conference last week at NYU’s Kimmel Center and various venues around lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The conference featured over 1,600 artists playing nearly 80 venues, as well as four days of panels hosted by music business execs, giving techies and [...]
12th Planet & Antiserum - Bass Salt (Original Mix)
Hundred Waters - Thistle (TOKiMONSTA Remix) [OWSLA]
Egyptrixx - Everybody Bleeding (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
Night Slugs are on fire. This time it’s label head Bok Bok’s (pictured) Southside EP given the remix treatment, four tracks of rough London rhythms reworked to staggering effect by some of the most talented producers in the game. Along with Butterz and rapidly rising sister label Fade To Mind, Night Slugs is rightly regarded as one of [...]
Bok Bok - Silo Pass (Vjuan Allure Remix) [Night Slugs]
Bok Bok - Charisma Theme (Bok's Own Remix) [Night Slugs]
Bok Bok - Look (Helix Remix) [Night Slugs]
Night Slugs have unearthed a real gem in Jam City, who delivers on the immense promise of his first few 12″s with what has to be be one of the most creative debut LPs in recent years. Drawing on the full 40+ years of electronic music history, he somehow manages to perfectly marry vintage flourishes with bleeding-edge stylings, crafting [...]
Jam City - How We Relate To The Body (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
Jam City - Hyatt Park Nights Pt. 1 (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
Jam City - Strawberries (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
In typical Night Slugs fashion, their latest release, Club Constructions Vol. 2 by Lil Silva, is anything but typical. The London producer has carved out a unique sound for himself, blending UK funky and grime to create a three-track EP of future bass club bangers. Be forewarned: these genres are not widely explored this side of the [...]
Lil Silva - The 3rd (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
Lil Silva - Shutter (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
Lil Silva - Quest (Original Mix) [Night Slugs]
The ballroom scene in NYC has survived in various forms since the 1960s as a focal point for gay and transgender African American expression. Named for the ballrooms groups of young people would rent out privately for their extravagant drag dance parties, ballroom, or “vogueing,” experienced a surge in popularity after Madonna’s hit [...]
MikeQ - The Master Blaster (Original Mix) [Fade To Mind]
MikeQ - The Ha Dub Rewerk'd (Rewerk'd Mix) [Fade To Mind]
MikeQ feat Jay Karan - Let It All Out 2012 (Original Mix) [Fade To Mind]