Boomkat Product Review:
First new trax from Bok Bok since 2017. A decade on from his debut, the London grime mutant returns deeper and a little bit more serious on his Night Slugs label
Since 2009, and alongside L-Vis 1990, Bok Bok’s slicing sidespin on the dancefloor has inarguably set the template for a ruck of mutations between UK and US club styles. With ‘Pure Shores’ he still comes rugged and rude but with a more elegant sense of reserve that’s less cork-popping and more slinky, introspective (but not chin stroking!).
‘Pure Shores (HXC Mix)’ sees him dice with simmering Jersey breaks, sashaying strings and shimmering synths/vocoders in a way that comes off like a more frayed Chris & Cosey jamming with Dolo Percussion. Going a touch deeper, the track’s ‘OG Mix’ seems to drop the tempo a little and loosen up with woozy limbed swang and shuffle.