Wednesday 22nd May 2013 Daily
Bok Bok – New York Interview
Coming in at 1 hour 14 minutes, this in-depth interview with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok discusses how his music and that of the label has evolved by tipping his proverbial cap to the early grime artists and pirate radio-era such as Dizze Rascal, Wiley and DJ Slimzee. As well as this, Bok Bok talks about how he envisions the future of his music and the culture of ‘the club’ as a sensory-deprivating experience. At any rate, this is an extremely interesting watch if you can spare the time.
Watch it here.
Four Tet – Studio Science
In this much shorter video, Four Tet talks an intimate audience through his live set up and how he uses Ableton to split his channels into different modules allowing him to tweak the tunes as he sees fit.
Kode 9 – Rinse:22 Mix
Although it is not the best mix you’ll ever hear, it is probably Kode9’s bravest. The Hyperdub boss infuses grime, garage, UK Funky and Footwork towards the end, perhaps illustrating how his own interests have evolved in recent years. Unfortunately you can only stream the first 20 minutes at the moment ahead of the launch party weekend, it’s probably the better end of the mix, kicking off with Burial’s ‘Truant’ and ‘Kites on Pluto’, through to S-Type’s ‘Flyp City’ and Dj Rashad’s ‘Let It Go’.
Anyway, have a listen and make your own mind up here on FactMag.
Skream – Diam/Mood To Funk
Even though Skream has been set on playing disco based sets of late, his new (free) release illustrates that he wants to keep one foot in the dub-centric, 140bpm beats he came to providence for. Download the tracks here.