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? The ones that kept presenting themselves in my own head.
What do you think about the ever expanding, mutating world of electronic music in 2011? The strange thing is that the more I’m absorbed by my own music and live sets, the less I seem to pay attention to the movements of electronic music! For inspiration I try to look beyond the boundaries of just electronic music.
Which DJ or producer did you used to stand by the box and gasp in admiration at?One of the DJs I actually learned a lot from just by watching him is Francois K – such command over the dancefloor, great technique and amazing selection. Also Craig Richards from Fabric and Ricardo Villalobos, Flying Lotus and Daedelus’ live performances too.
Does electronic music struggle to find a visual identity? Less and less I think – new producers keep finding interesting new ways of either combining visuals with their music or becoming a more ‘visual’ presence themselves while performing. I actually think electronic music has never been as colourful in appearance as it is today.
What sounds are you excited about now? The sound of broken robots declaring their love.
Text: Thom Murphy
Experimental Programme Developer: Kevin Howbrook