To say Bou is in high demand right now would be an understatement. Recent years have seen the Manchester DJ and producer become one of the biggest and brightest new stars in drum & bass. He’s a regular in the No. 1 spot on Beatport thanks to tracks like ‘Veteran VIP’ for Souped Up and all three of his singles on his own Gossip label. He’s also been called up to remix heavyweights like Shy FX and DJ Fresh — the latter recently asking him to rework his UK chart-topping track ‘Gold Dust’. And he’s one of the hottest tickets in town, selling out his debut headline show at London’s E1 in March and due to play everywhere from Parklife to Tomorrowland, Glastonbury and Lost & Found festival this summer.
In June 2021, he organised a whopping 61-track compilation under the banner DNB 4 PEACE, bringing together music from d&b’s finest to raise over £35,000 to help Palestinians. “We were inundated with tracks to put on this LP... I’ve chosen the best four that make it into my sets,” he says of the last four tracks in his Selections. Still to come this year, Bou will drop his long-awaited remix of ‘Spartanz’ by Nu Elementz and Dominator — the jump-up star who sadly passed away in 2017 — and a collab with Example.