Can you believe it? We’re at our twentieth Keep Watch Mix…. Wow! We’ve kept you guys entertained and in tune with a wide and wonderful world of electro/dance for the past two years now with what’s become not only our signature dance series, but something dance fans look forward to every 30 to 45 days. We’re incredibly proud of that.
So join us won’t you? Lets Take this hour-long journey through space on a b2b (back to back) live session recorded at the Rinse FM studios, courtesy of the London duo o the tips of everyone’s tongues, Night Slugs. Slip inside their world, where you’ll be served and intoxicating cocktail made up of Tech-House, Tropical House, Grime and big bad bass lines sure to get your body moving.
This is a very special 20th edition made by the Slugs to celebrate the release of our Fall 2010 collection and features a selection of the duo’s latest tracks, remixes and of course choice cuts from their own Night Slugs record label. This is one mix you’ll have on repeat for days, trust me!
The Night Slugs (who are Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990) first came into existence in early 2008 when, inspired by a variety of experimental club music from around the globe, the duo linked up to start a club night dedicated to a brand new hybrid sound. This new aesthetic fused international gutter house styles with London’s unique soundsystem heritage. The emphasis was on innovation, breaking new producers, debuting fresh tracks, uncompromising bass weight, and above all a functionalist dancefloor-friendly vibe.
The Night Slugs party quickly gained a reputation for being amongst the freshest in London. Two years down the line, Night Slugs is an unstoppable brand. Their club parties are a London staple, a cornerstone of the UK’s bass mutation scene. Bok Bok and L-Vis’ record label of the same name is several releases into a series of groundbreaking EPs, showcasing fresh new sounds from the collective that has crystalised around the duo.
The Slugs’ own productions – international club anthems like “United Groove”, “Ripe Banana”, “Compass” and “Citizens” – have appears on a variety of boutique labels such as Mad Decent, Numbers and Sound Pellegrino.
2010 sees the duo join London’s leading underground music station Rinse FM. With an unparalleled pirate radio vintage of 15 years, Rinse is a bastion of the UK scene’s unique tendency towards self-reinvention, an ethos that deeply resonates with Night Slugs’ own drive for innovation; catch the duo on Rinse every other monday, 1-3pm GMT showcasing the freshest riddims about.