Designer, label owner, producer, DJ, possessor of a finely crafted moustache.
All of the above can be used to describe Alex Bok Bok Sushon, co founder of the Night Slugs imprint along with James L-Vis 1990 Connolly which has enjoyed an imperious first year of business since launching with some white label action from the latter in January . In the months that have followed Alex and James have introduced the world to a cast of production talent from both sides of the Atlantic with essential releases from Mosca, Egyptrixx, Kingdom, Girl Unit, Cubic Zirconia, Velour and Jam City.
Equally integral to the Night Slugs success story is the distinctly neon tinged art work that adorns every release courtesy of Bok Bok, whose design work has been matched by production and remix output this year with a handful of pristeen productions for Monkeytown, Enchufada and Blunted Robots complemented by remixes of Modeselektor, Scratch DVA and Chrissy Murderbot amongst others.
Already proclaimed by many to have released the track of the year in Girl Unit’s “Wut”, Night Slugs are set to end 2010 on a high note with the soon to drop All Stars Vol 1 compilation and vinyl sampler featuring that Jacques Greene track, along with the long awaited debut release proper from Jam City, so it seems an almost too perfect time to tap Bok Bok for ten of his best right now.
“This tune drove me mental from the moment I heard it, like Mr Fingers’ “Washing Machine part 2″ but from a minimalist future. Cut a dub of this pre-released but I still love it now!”
“Great first excursion into production for my boy Braiden, some disorientating, teched-out late night booty music.”
“Boddika is number one for me right now ! Old skool electro and a new skool dub mentality simply destroys dancefloors!”
“I might be biased but Jam City is my favourite producer. Check him out on an sublow acid flex here!”
“Buy this 12″ while you can because we won’t be repressing it. A jubilant tribute to the art of the grime refix on the A Side, and a Chicago classic Sluggified on the flip.”
“”IRL” is maybe my favourite piece of music that we’ve put out this year and for me, the definition of a ‘banger’.”
“I’ve been a big Terror fan from day one, and this LP did not disappoint. “S.O.S” and “Minimal Dub” stand among his best work to date.”
“This one is crazed and aimed straight for the floor. Brutal stuff – I’m kind of jealous I didn’t sign this!”
“Hello, hi. Please buy my release.”
“Gorgeous, lovely stuff that I listen to in my down time. So so good.”