BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM) at Stealth (11/02/11)

Friday 11th February, 2011
BASSLACED present...

BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM) at Stealth (11/02/11)BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM)
Bok Bok stands amongst London's underground music elite, with a unique sound 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, with his roots deep in the UK Grime sound. 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.

BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM) at Stealth (11/02/11)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. At the tail-end of last year one of his solo productions was released as part of Modeselektor's 'Modeselektion Vol.01' compilation (alongside SBTRKT, Ikonika, Digital Mystikz & Ramadanman):
Bok Bok "Say Stupid Things" by Modeselektor
BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM) at Stealth (11/02/11)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 three 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, Jacques Greene from Montreal, Egyptrixx from Toronto and Girl Unit, Lil Silva, Mosca, Greena and Jam City from the UK.
BOK BOK (Night Slugs/Rinse FM) at Stealth (11/02/11)In 2010 Night Slugs join London's legendary Rinse FM, with Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990 broadcasting fortnightly on Tuesdays 1-3pm GMT.
Bok Bok certainly has an ear for a big tune - often showcasing the hottest tracks months in advance of their release via his mixes for the likes of Mad Decent, Fact Magazine, XLR8R & 1Xtra. Notably his XLR8R podcast mix was voted 'The Best Podcast Mix of 2010", featuring tracks & remixes from the likes of Cosmin TRG, FaltyDL, Ramadanman, Untold, Ikonika, Martelo, D1, Girl Unit, Terror Danjah, Jam City, Azari & III, Cubic Zirconia & Dam-Funk:

Xlr8r Podcast #165 by Bok Bok on Mixcloud

(The mix can be downloaded for FREE on MP3 by clicking here).
Also check out his Fact Magazine mix from December '10:

Fact Mix 211: Bok Bok by Fact Mix Archive on Mixcloud

(The mix can be downloaded for FREE on MP3 by clicking here).
Also if you haven't seen it already check out Bok Bok on the urban scene's take on 'Come Dine With Me' - 'Come Grime With Me'!
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Also on the Basslaced bill are:
DATSIK
DJ HYPE
16 BIT
REDLIGHT
ORIGINAL SIN
CHASING SHADOWS
JAMIE GRIND
& lots more.
For more info check the Basslaced event.
Advance tickets available from Alt-Tickets.