For The Dreams and Aspirations Issue, i-D collaborated with the fab folk at New Power Studio on an extra-special musical extravaganza…
Pop here to find out much more about the project and read on for our catch-up with Bok Bok, one of the artists who kindly lent his beats for your delectation. Experience the soundboard in all its wonder on newpowerstudio.com.
What was the song that really got you thinking about making music? Not sure really – I’ve been making music since I was about fourteen when I nabbed my dad’s guitar.
What do you think about the ever expanding, mutating world of electronic music in 2011? I think it’s great. Really feels it could go anywhere at the moment.
Does electronic music struggle to find a visual identity? I don’t think so. I think in more recent time, design and visual identity seems to be becoming stronger in order to maintain physical sales. There’s less of that shite cartoon ‘street’ style stuff about.
What sounds are you excited about now? I’m particularly excited about some of the stuff that will be coming out on my label Ten Thousand Yen this year. A guy from Holland called Presk in particular. We are also doing an EP from Mickey Pearce AKA Shortstuff – he’s writing some of the best stuff about. Apart from that, The Anstam EP released through 50 Weapons also sounds like it’s going to be amazing.
Text: Thom Murphy
Experimental Programme Developer: Kevin Howbrook