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I think Bok Bok and the Night Slugs crew nailed it with these new Club Constructions releases. So many good things to say! First off we have Helix, Georgia based producer of Club Constructions Vol. 4. His cold, metallic, minimal production style is brilliant here. Deceivingly simple, highly effective music that will dirty up any set in the best way. “Track Titled 1” reminds of Daft Punk’s Alive 1997, their tour around Homework. There’s a part, starting to build around 13 minutes with similar chord stabs.

 

 

Hysterics unleashed Club Constructions Vol. 5 yesterday, and the stripped back, industrial rave of the future continues. Girl Unit’s new alias is manacing! I hope the Night Slugs are ushering in a time for this brand of sinister Techno. The label’s description of the release clues you into the production process, “The three cuts on this volume are the result of an experimental production processes, incorporating tape feedback, raw drums punched in manually and percussive parts that are allowed to take unusual lead roles….The resulting recordings are intricate but highly robust rhythm trax.”

 

 

I advise you to bump his new mix for Dis Magazine

I really feel like this, along with the Helix release are lighting the way for dance music of the future. We need things to be more primal, step back from the forced euphoria, and just work that rhythm and bass.

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– Jimi Jaxon

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I have the utmost respect for people willing to go their own way. In the music world, and life in general, carving out your own individual path can be met with great difficulties. For those with enough determination, it is possible to claim your spot and make a lasting impact. Bok Bok is one such individual, leading the highly innovative Night Slugs label. I was a stage manager for Decibel Festival in 2011 and insisted on working 2 shows; Zomby and the Night Slugs showcase with Bok Bok, Girl Unit and Kingdom. I considered it a high honor to be around these artists and I hoped some of their mindset would rub off on me. I saw a strong leader in Bok Bok when we met; politely guiding the show, making sure everything was up to his standards. That showcase had mad energy as expected and became a highlight of my year.

 

In terms of branding and the overall visual aesthetic, Night Slugs are frighteningly good. They put forth a brilliant vision not seen in today’s dance world. It’s a visual environment filled with architecture, grids and blueprints of sorts. They make me think of strong foundations like the pyramids; cryptic, alien looking creations that are built to last.

Now I’ll focus on some Night Slugs releases that stand especially tall in my eyes..

Velour – The Velvet Collection (NS007) – Lush and sexy at its best. The dreamy synths on this EP go straight to my heart.

 

Egyptrixx – Bible Eyes (NSLP001) – I was dumbfounded when I first heard this title track. Very strange and enticing album.

 

Kingdom – Dreama EP (NS012) – Stalker Ha is the shit, just like the man behind this EP.

 

Jam City – Classical Curves (NSLP002) – A new world has been created inside this album; one that is very bright, diverse and magical.

 

If you wish to experience a set from Bok Bok, you should grab your ticket for his show this Friday @ Chop Suey in Seattle (TIX, Fb Event). This show is put on by Decibel and Shameless and will also feature sets from Sounds In Silence and myself + visuals by David Kwan aka Nanoglobe. Stay tuned for an upcoming Disco Droppings feature where I’ll interview Mr.Kwan; graphic designer and VJ for Decibel. We will talk about his various roles, as well as the immersive visual presentation we are planned for my set.

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– Jimi Jaxon

 

Read a wonderful interview with Girl Unit; discussing his patient methods producing the “Club Rez” follow-up double EP, and how the Night Slugs crew keeps him hyped (via Cluster Mag). The new 6-track collection was released on May 7th, 2012 and can be heard/purchased through Boomkat. A teaser video for the title track can be viewed above; Animation by Sina Taherkhani, Art-direction by Girl Unit & Sushon.org

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– Jimi Jaxon