This Saturday, Night Slugs co-founder and consummate club music producer Bok Bok will headline MoMA PS1's Warm Up party in New York. While fans of the label he set up with L-Vis 1990 have over the past few years come to celebrate a specific Night Slugs sound—icy, metallic hybrids of a variety of dance music genres as Adam Harper notes in his new System Focus column— this year the duo blew expectations out the water with records that spanned political post-punk (Jam City) to post-club ambiance (Hysterics). On Bok's FADER Mix, he stays confounding in the best possible way: forget purism, it's pure vibes all the way. See you down the front.
How did you approach this mix?
The selection in this mix is attempting to capture some of the fun I've been having with friends in clubs recently. What Manara, Sweyn J and the other resident DJs at Body Party are doing, Club Rez, and Jam City's Earthly concept have all been an influence. In fact, I debut some forthcoming Jam City material in the mix from a forthcoming Earthly dub mixes 12" that's coming out in October. I got to play a few of the songs that popped off at those events—it was good to get it all down after some time playing these kinds of sets over the last year. It's a good one for summer.