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Your Charizmatic Self
Artist
Bok Bok
ReleaseProduct
Your Charizmatic Self
Label
Night Slugs
Catalogue Number
NS016
Release Date
May 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce a EP of new material DJ, producer and NS label head Bok Bok, his first full work since 2011's 'Southside EP'. 

Expanding on a theme first started on the ‘MJT’ white label in 2012, YCS sees Bok create a replicant funk, built with fragments of classics, arranged with a grime logic and weaponised with 2014 sub-weight. 

The 'Melba's Call' video is the setting for the EP: reverb from the bare concrete walls of the bunker-studio can be heard throughout. A central greenhouse is filled with a steamy jungle of, unsettlingly hyper-real, like the warmth of the record's sample material is being rendered bionic, pumped through military-grade equipment. 

Running through the tracks is the influence of London’s futuristic millennial music, Grime. The brutalism of alternating 8-bar structures is the DNA of Bok Bok’s productions. These tracks continue in the tradition of R&G (Rhythm & Grime) and its project to blend the soul of R&B with the potency of grime. Propelled by melody and at times almost sadistic in their repetition, the club tracks of the record play with pain and pleasure, while the two shorter ""Greenhouse"" tracks allow brief moments of relief. 

And ‘Your Charizmatic Self’? It's a reference to the source material and the exuberance of original live performances captured and automated. It's also a message of charm and positivity, of self-realization

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  1. 1 Melba's Call (feat. Kelela) 4:11 Bok Bok Buy
  2. 2 Howard 5:32 Bok Bok Buy
  3. 3 Greenhouse (Day) 2:24 Bok Bok Buy
  4. 4 Funkiest (Be Yourself) 5:04 Bok Bok Buy
  5. 5 Greenhouse (Night) 3:18 Bok Bok Buy
  6. 6 Da Foxtrot 5:51 Bok Bok Buy
  7. 7 Melba's Instrumental 4:11 Bok Bok Buy

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