Bok Bok

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Bok Bok
Birth name Alex Sushon
Origin London, England
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, composer
Labels Night Slugs
Associated acts Tom Trago Kelela

Alex Sushon, known by his stage name Bok Bok, is an English music producer, artist, and founder of the UK record label Night Slugs.

Night Slugs[edit]

Sushon is the founder and label manager of London-based record label Night Slugs.[1] Night Slugs emerged from the club night started by Sushon and James Connolly, aka L-Vis 1990, after they connected on MySpace.[2][3][4]

"Bok Bok already had a solid grounding in sound-system culture; his interest was piqued by a DJ Slimzee mix in 2003, and then, as the grime scene evolved, he shied away 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".[5]

Bok Bok's first EP release, entitled Southside, was described as having "a muscular grime foundation with thick bass, bright synths" by XLR8R Magazine.[6] In March 2015 Bok Bok paired up with London Keyboardist/Composer Sweyn Jupiter for double A-Side single ‘Papaya Lipgloss’. The track was released on Night Slugs on 17 March. The sensual club mix fuses synesthetic keyboards and glossy electro-funk.[7] In September 2015, Bok Bok embarked on tour across Asia.[8] In July 2016 Bok Bok headed out on a summer tour across America, Europe, Asia and Australia.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Release Label
2017 "Salvage 2017 EP" Night Slugs
2015 "Bok Bok & Sweyn Jupiter - Papaya Lipgloss" Night Slugs
2014 "Bok Bok & Tom Trago - Pussy Trak 12" Night Voyage
2014 "Bok Bok & Tom Trago - Need This 12" Night Voyage
2014 "Your Charizmatic Self" Night Slugs
2014 "Melba's Call feat Kelela" Night Slugs
2013 Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Get Me What You Want Night Voyage
2012 MJT / Dark Hearts Remix Night Slugs
2012 Southside Remixes" Night Slugs
2011 Southside EP" NIght Slugs
2011 Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Night Voyage Tool Kit" Sound Pellegrino
2010 Cubic Zirconia / Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia – Hoes Come Out at Night (Ikonika Remix) / Reclash (Give It To Me) Night Slugs
2009 Dre Skull / Bok Bok & L-Vis – I Want You (Bok Bok V.I.P. Dub) / Wake Up Early
2009 Bok Bok / L- Vis – Night Slugs EP" Dress 2 Sweat

Remixes[edit]

Year Release Artist Label
2015 "Lean & Bop" J Hus Black Butter
2015 "Pause Repeat" Django Django Because Music

Mixes[edit]

Year Release Publication
2016 ESSENTIALS VOL 2 Night Slugs
2016 ESSENTIALS VOL 1 Night Slugs
2013 RA.391 Resident Advisor
2013 FADEMIX003" Fade To Mind
2012 NSMIX001 Night Slugs
2010 FACT Mix 211 FACT Magazine

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