2010 sees Bok Bok stand amongst London’s underground music elite. His sound is unique and ever evolving, quintessentially UK but also alien – a grimy futuristic house/space crunk. As a DJ, Bok Bok has been stacking riddims like Lego bricks since 2004. His roots lie deep in the UK Grime sound. Grime productions obliterated the rulebook, broke club music down to its rawest elements and rebuilt it into new forms. Unorthodox in every way, that music set off Bok Bok down a unique path.
Since then he has spread his sights wider, taking in elements of gutter styles from around the globe, all of which share a certain off-the-wall bass-heavy vibe. Disregarding purism he instead hunts all over for fresh dubplates. A Long-standing collaboration with fellow London DJ Manara saw Bok Bok perform across the UK, Europe and the US and record mixtapes for such institutions as Bloggaridims, Mad Decent and WFMU.
In 2007 Bok Bok entered the world of production, at first building tools for his own DJ sets then moving onto original material. Beatmaking quickly became a major focus as his tracks found a place amongst London’s new wave of pioneers. As a remixer he would apply the reckless attitude of early Grime, flipping tracks into a whole new context. Bok Bok remixes of Dre Skull, Jinder, Kingdom, Crazy Cousinz and many others are tried and tested underground bangers in clubs internationally.
In 2008 Bok Bok teamed up with like-minded producer L-Vis 1990 to launch Night Slugs, a club night dedicated to their new hybrid sound. Over its two year existence the party has become a cornerstone of the city’s music scene, hosting both homegrown stars and international guests, nurturing fresh talent and showcasing the best forward thinking club music cross-genre. In late 2009, Night Slugs expanded into a label, drawing together a crew of protagonists from various backgrounds: Kingdom from NYC, Egyptrixx from Toronto and Girl Unit, Mosca, Greena and Jam City from the UK.
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