Lecture: Bok Bok (New York, 2013)
The Night Slugs boss talks about his burgeoning empire at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York.
Night Slugs boss Bok Bok has had a long-standing grounding in sound-system culture—his interest was piqued by a Slimzee mix in 2003. But as the grime scene evolved he moved toward raw, upbeat grooves from further afield: Baltimore breaks, Detroit ghetto-tech, the footwork/ghetto-house hybrids in Chi-town, and South African arch riddim constructions. Night Slugs continues to have London’s underground club scene on lock, and so does Bok Bok as its head honcho alongside L-Vis 1990, carving out a distinct space on the futuristic side of bass-heavy, hip hop–leaning dancefloor-obliterators.
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