Boomkat Product Review:
Second tape in a series of six documenting Tom Boogizm’s legendary all-night set at The White Hotel’s reopening weekend in mid-summer 2021, this one spanning mutant kuduro to EBM disco, cosmic techno crud, Afrobeats x Amapiano, all multiplied by the power of supreme shotta skill.
‘All Night Long Vol.2’ slices out 90 mins from the middle section of Boogz’ 9 hour set, toggling it ruff and smooth around a serpentine, mid-tempo groove pivoting around his core interests in Black Atlantic styles and weaving a thread between them that’s a deeply, instinctively respectful echo of historic links between Africa, the US, and Lancastrian zones that has informed north west English style and culture for centuries.
Boogz settles heavy into a 110bpm swagger for most of the session, cycling thru strains of pendulous, syncopated body music rife with burning synths and an ideally tempered grasp of rhythmic psychedelia and sensuality. More than anything, he knows what matters to the ‘floor, and it would take some persuasion to convince us that he’s not one of the best and sexiest DJs on road right now - the total antithesis to a wave of IG-gurning dilettantes who spend more time preening and shitposting than collecting and honing their skills.