Bok Bok is Alex Sushon – DJ, producer, & co-founder & exec of cult London label Night Slugs.
Moving from Ukraine to South London in ’92, Bok discovered music via the jungle & garage that saturated their new environment. A hunger for raw club sounds soon drew Bok beyond Grime to other, highly compatible music from Chicago, Baltimore, Jersey, Detroit and Durban – a combined blend of international club music, with a London-soundsystem mentality at its core.
Picking up Ableton was the next step and soon a new sound was starting to take shape via bootlegs, remixes and original productions by Bok as well as other likeminded friends like Girl Unit, Jam City, Kingdom, Ikonika, Egyptrixx and L-Vis 1990.
A decade+ later Night Slugs has changed the landscape of music, reconfiguring club music and seeping ideas into the mainstream. In 2013 Bok first worked with Kelela, producing 2 tracks for her debut project “Cut 4 Me”, and later dropping the minimal, funky collaboration “Melba’s Call” on NS.
Since 2018 Bok became an engineer for hire, bringing a signature ‘realistic’ Night Slugs treatment to a wide variety of music. Currently Bok continues to DJ globally as well as produce, remix, engineer and release records on Night Slugs – and new label AP Life – while maintaining their long-standing residency on London’s Rinse FM.
- Software and settings tour
- Analysing music, developing ideas
- Sampling; presets, augmentation and creation
- Recording audio and processing
- Creating sound palettes
- Song structure and beat building
- Synthesis and FX
- Working with hardware
- Automation and mixing techniques
- Bouncing tracks
- Treating your home set up
- Workflow review and tips
- Preparing your work for release
- The business of music publishing
- Advice on home studio