BOKË Back On the Rightful Path



A natural curiosity for seeing how things work, in this case Music, led Scottish musician, BOKË on a path of discovery that would ultimately result in him realizing his true calling.
"On my 13th Birthday I was given my first set of decks because of my obvious obsession with sound. The way some tracks where put together to me left me in a state of confusion yet intrigued to find out more. How was this music made,was my first question - How could noises be organised in such a way that would make me feel the way it did. I studied artists like Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Carl Cox, Tiesto and many many more and quickly became fixated on what they where doing. My interest started with mixing tracks of other artists on CDJ's & Vinyl and then ended up in fruity loops where I started producing my own work.
"Throughout my childhood & early teens we were taken on multiple family holidays to Ibiza. Seems like a f*cked up place to go on a family holiday I know but it made for the perfect place for my intense love for music to bloom. I was in my element. I was around the scene I wanted to be around WAY before I should have been there. by the time I was 10 I was obsessed with the idea of DJing in Pacha - Which of course led me down a path that I knew I would stay on till the end", said BOKË while sharing details to his new musical project with Urban Craft magazine.

To the producer, this particular project presents him with the chance to, not only boost his productivity levels but also keeps his creative juices flowing.
"I'm always looking for new fun and exciting was too push myself and really raise the bar as far as new projects go. Currently I'm working on the #10EPChallenge which consists of me releasing 10 EP's over the course of 10 weeks. Various genres & ideas and definitely worth checking out and maybe even attempting the #10EPChallenge yourself. It's helped me massively boost my productivity levels and helped me get out of the habit of obsessing over my work untill I decide 12 months along the line not to release it. "Doing it this way, an EP a week - It keeps the creative juices flowing, man & that's really what's important if you want to stay relevant now a days. So yeah after this 10 weeks that Im going through now (Currently week 3 of 10 ) I'm planning on dropping a Various Artist album featuring multiple rappers & producers from across the globe but I don't want to give away to much about that one yet. Just know that there will be constant music from now until forever so you might aswell join the movement now so you can say you where a part of it", he said.

After having taken a 'detour' somewhat, from what mattered, it gave him the chance to reassess his values and inevitably find a way back to his rightful path.
"I can't say too much about what that path was though, as the path that I take now is a pretty private one. (for the meantime) - See somewhere along the journey I lost touch of what was important & It led me down a path of drugs, drink & females in a foreign country where I was supposed to be chasing down my dreams. I lost focus and got distracted because of my lack of life experience & true knowledge.
"I was young and dumb and bad move after bad move eventually resulted in me to losing a residency I had at a pretty big nightclub on the Island that I had worked so hard to get. I won't say which club, or which Island 'cause that's not important. What's important is what I took from it, How I grew from the experience as a person. I was just 18 when I returned to my homeland (Scotland) to reset and reassess my values after a crazy year abroad 'working', and 4 years later I can safely say I'm deep into my next chapter & I know what's important to pull this thing off & make it work", said BOKË.

To the Scot, creating an alias in order for the him to develop the way he approached making music has been "super beneficial".
"BOKË came about because I wanted a fresh start, I wanted to be making the type of music that me and the team like to hear. When I was putting out music under my birth name, I felt like there was a certain expectation there that was holding me back and stopping me from growing into the person I want to become rather than the person I was in the past. The party animal, Man-whore with the ego. F*ck that noise, I just want to make music, man.
"The name BOKË started as a private side project for me to get creative and work on some new ideas, new genres. I got a lot more involved with the hiphop & rap scene, trappy beats and old school boom bap type sh*t. It's not to say I wont drop a Techno album this year though! Creating an Alias in order for me to develop the way I approach making music has been super beneficial to me and being secretive about who BOKË is has helped me and my music grow in ways I never thought possible. It keeps me focused on what's truly important rather than tryna blow up or get famous", he said.

What's important for the musician/producer who believes that "as expressive-beings we should not be suppressed", is to now stay focused and remain true to himself.
"Although fame is not the goal, it's inevitable. People are rewarded in public for the work that they do in private - So if I work harder than anyone in the game then eventually people will catch on & start taking notes.
"For the mean time the goal is to just keep grindin' and stay true to myself & make music I want to hear.Oh, and a HUGE massive f*ck you to everyone hating on the current Scottish movement, or any form of someone hating on the dream chasers to try and justify why they stopped chasing their own dreams a long time ago - as expressive-beings we should not be suppressed", said BOKË.

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