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Boca 45 has released work on a number of independent labels including Hombre, Illicit, Superslick Stereo Sounds and High Noon Records before he released his debut LP on Grand Central. The 7” single ‘In The City’ featuring McKay released on High Noon earned him praise from Scruff, Peterson and Lamacq as well as support from Ninja Tune and Tru Thoughts. Those familiar with his work with Andy Smith as Dynamo Productions were keen to see how Boca 45 has developed his sound and ‘In The City’ clearly heralded his new style

“Like Massive Attack in a good mood – produced by David Holmes”
Arena – 2006

Before ‘Pitch Sounds’ Boca toured Australia, Europe and the US as part of Dynamo Productions, delivering dance floor shaking sets of hip-hop beats cut with classic rock and acappellas scratched over long-forgotten funk breaks. Since releasing his debut LP Boca has continued his worldwide travels but this time in his own right as Boca45. 2006 has seen his show develop into The Boca45 Experience, which features artists from his first album ‘Pitch Sounds’ and his second album ‘Vertigo Sounds’

“From rockin’ hip hop to sultry soul folk funk song, ‘Pitch Sounds’ is an album that consistently hits the back of the net”
DJ MAG 5/5 – 2004

An international collaborator, for his second LP Boca has allied himself with Germany’s Unique Records who are releasing ‘Vertigo Sounds’ in the UK, Europe and the US. The album displays his love for the 45’s by maintaining a strong hip-hop-funk backbone but heralds a more experienced Boca sound. The album is musically ambitious and indulgent with real instrumentation, Bass from Jim Barr (Portishead) and Strings from Ben Salisbury (David Attenborough’s ‘Life Of Mammals’!) are seamlessly woven together by Boca’s signature cut and paste style with each track containing elements of 60s and 70s rock, soundtracks and soul.

‘Vertigo Sounds’ features strong vocal collaborations from Stepchild, (who brings his energy from The Boca45 Experience live show to the infectious ‘Down To Mexico’); Kelvin Swaby, (who Boca describes as sounding “like an updated version of Curtis Mayfield on ‘Makes No Sense’); Marc Gouvin who delivers a Gainsbourg-esque vocal on ‘Crime De La Crème’ and finally New Yorks Emskee, whose performance on ‘Meaning Of Life’ challenges any from De La Soul’s Pos – (circa 1987!)

BOCA 45 Selected Discography (2001 to Present)

Releases:

Gather Round 12” 2001 Hombre Records
Pistachio / 333 ‘Til Infinity 7” 2001 Super Slick Stereo Sounds
Steady Rocking EP 2003 Illicit Records
La Bombonera 12” 2003 High Noon Music
In The City / Airdrums 7” 2003 High Noon Music
Pitch Sounds Album 2004 Grand Central Records (World), Invada (Australia)
Take A Ride 12” 2004 Grand Central Records
Down To Mexico 7”/CD EP 2005 Grand Central Records
Diego’s Theme 12” 2006 Unique Records
Meaning Of Live EP 12”, EP 2006 Jet Set Records (Japan)
Vertigo Sounds Album 2006 Unique (World), Jet Set (Japan), Invada (Australia)
Koochi/ 45 Took Hudson 7” 2009 Jalapeno Records
Bombonera Sounds digital 2009 Jalapeno Records
Lessons In Breakbeat library 2009 Pedigree Cuts
Boca 45/Parker B- Funk EP vol 1 12’’/Digital 2009 Jalapeno Records

Remixes:

Nico In Breakbeat An Echo Of Quiet & Green 2004 Grand Central
Ch3vy Praize The Nord 2005 Catskills
Malente The Fever 2005 Unique
Thunderball Stereo Tonic 2006 ESL
Ticklejunk Allstars Resist Me 2006 Ticklejunk
Bodybeard Brothers ? 2006 Leisure

DJ Mixes

Turbo Beats: Live From Blowpop Cup Of Tea 2008
1 Hour Live mix Grand Central 2004
Boca plays his 45’s ? 2006
Boca’s Jukebox ? 2007
Boca 45 Live From Moscow ? 2008