MEZZANINE & Up All Night Present:
BOK BOK + GIRL UNIT (NIGHT SLUGS)
+ more to be announced!
9PM // 21+
Bok Bok aka Alex Sushon is a London based DJ, producer and director of the incendiary Night Slugs record label.
DJing since 2004, Sushon started to make his name on London's underground scene around the time Grime music was first emerging from the capitol's tower blocks, and for the first years of his career he played little else. The unique inventiveness and raw energy of that music has remained with Sushon ever since those early days, as he discovered the wider world of club music, seeing many parallels between the homegrown music of London and House music from Chicago to South Africa, Techno, Baltimore/Jersey/Philly Club, 80s funk and a myriad other music styles across many eras. For Sushon, all these musics came together to form a seamless timeline, all complimenting, echoing and supplementing each other.
A bedroom producer since the early 2000s, Girl Unit started putting out mixes as Girl U No Its True in 2006, consisting largely of Miami Bass/Ghettotech/Ghetto House tracks, getting his first taste of club shows at some of the early Night Slugs events in London.
As a DJ, Girl Unit keeps close ties with these original influences more than ever as they serve to piece together the kind of sound his own productions reflect, as well as those by fellow label mates and contemporaries. A firm believer in the term “Club” as a unifying term for the kind of sound he provides, Girl Unit searches to draw connections from classic 808/909 rhythm tracks and club tools through to icey Rap/Grime/R&B instrumentals via US club tracks and more purpose-built material from the Night Slugs label. Since 2010 Girl Unit has toured across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia