Bok Bok, DJ Mocity, Lacuna at Auro Kitchen & Bar, Delhi

  • Date / Time: 08/18/2017 : 9:30 PM
  • Location: Auro Kitchen & Bar
  • Address: Auro Kitchen & Bar, Aurbindo Market, Hauz Khas,New Delhi,India

Bok Bok

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. 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 of other music styles across many eras.

This pan-genre, time-irreverent mentality was the foundation of the Night Slugs movement. In 2008 Sushon would join forces with like-minded producer and DJ L-Vis 1990 to form Night Slugs (NS), initially a club night in South London. From day 1 the ethos was fiercely open-minded and DIY, as Bok and L-Vis dedicated themselves to club music. Through the events series and their DJ sets around the UK and Europe, the duo cultivated a unique sound, cross-pollinating ideas from their various influences until a distinct community of producers crystallised around them. In 2010 Night Slugs re-launched as a record label. Since then NS has been a non-stop source of ambitious, cutting-edge music for the club, launching the careers of artists such as Mosca, Jam City and Girl Unit and providing a context-rich platform for like-minded producers such as Kingdom, Egyptrixx and Lil Silva. The label’s sound may be diverse but it’s FEEL is distinctive, injecting the crews diverse influences back into the UK soundsystem heritage that inspired Sushon way back in his early days as a Grime DJ and FWD>> raver.

In the process, Night Slugs has become a truly cult label, with a reputation for quality and innovation rivalled by few others and with a fan base as globally spread as Bok and L-Vis’ inspirations. In May 2011, Bok Bok released the ‘Southside’ EP on Nightslugs. The EP featured 5 instrumental tracks, including the break out club track ‘Silo Pass’ and in October 2013 his productions featured on the mixtape ‘Cut 4 Me’ released by sister LA label Fade To Mind with vocalist Kelela. Bok Bok collaborated with Dutch producer Tom Trago on the Night Voyage Tool Kit EP released by Sound Pellegrino in 2011 and more recently the duo have founded the label Night Voyage to put out their collaborations. ‘Get Me Want You Want’ was released in Dec 2013 and the latest instalment ‘Pussy Track / Silent G Safari’ was released in January 2014. In May 2014 Bok Bok released his first solo material in 3 years in the form of the ‘Your Charizmatic Self’ EP. The lead single ‘Melba’s Call’ featured Kelela and a ground breaking video born out of Night Slugs unique aesthetic. He has toured extensively in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe – this year celebrating Night Slugs’ 6th Birthday with events in London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, LA and Tokyo.

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DJ MoCity

Born in Baghdad, raised in New Delhi, and now based in Dubai, Mohammed Uraibi Abood (aka DJ MoCity) is a music entrepreneur and DJ with a passion for authentic music from all around the world. Since his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi, Mohammed has grown into a highly experienced and respected musical tastemaker whose personal choices and interests have illuminated the way for thousands more to follow. His dedication to his vision and unmatched effort towards realising it have made him a key figure in the development of the independent music scene in India and Dubai.

Mohammed has achieved a remarkable amount in the last few years. In 2009, he founded and self-managed Reggae Rajahs (India’s first reggae sound system) into national prominence. He
then expanded into events by creating and running a successful series of club nights such as Delitronica, The Future and Imported Goods, which set the benchmark for club events in India at the time. He was then invited to create and curate stages for major festivals in 2012, such as NH7 Weekender (20,000 attendees) and Sunburn Festival (50,000 attendees). Upon moving to Dubai in 2014, Mohammed established ‘Motellacast’, a podcast that features forward-thinking music that was created due to a lack of alternative music on the local radio. His efforts as a radio host were validated when he was invited for a guest spot on NTS-Radio London. He then co-founded ‘The 264 Cru’ a record label and diverse collective of DJs, artists and creative individuals whose shared goal is to help Dubai’s nascent art and music scene find it’s footing.

Since 2015, he has also been a booking agent for Dubai-based OHM Events. Over the last year, OHM Events has hosted artists such as Deadalus, Jordan Rakai and Fatima & The Eglo Band, and they take great pride in being part of the change that Dubai’s music scene needs.

Mohammed’s musical identity is derived from his own personal heritage and multicultural experiences living all around the world. While proudly Iraqi by heritage, he has been unable to engage in any music-related activities in his home country due to its volatile political situation.

Rather than see this as a disadvantage, Mohammed has chosen to see this as an opportunity to truly be a citizen of the world.

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Lacuna is the solo experimental electronic music project of New Delhi based guitarist/producer Mihir Raina. Lacuna’s sound dwells in the realm of experimental music borrowing from styles including hip hop, bass, trip hop and jungle.

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