Dynamo Productions is the fusion of beat junkies Andy Smith and Scott Hendy. Andy Smith is better known as Portishead’s DJ and Scott Hendy as Boca 45. As Dynamo Productions they create organic funk and breaks. Their debut album ‘Analogue’ was an album of the week on Triple J,in Australia gained a 5/5 review in Mojo Mag.
“A slice of sample-holic heaven!”
Mojo 5/5 – 2003
Following the success of the initial album, ‘Analogue’ in 2003, Dynamo has followed up with an equally exciting remix album. ‘’Get it Together’ alsofeatures new tracks from Dynamo Productions.
Before joining forces to create Dynamo Productions they were individually pursuing their passion for all things ‘funky’: Andy made his name playing eclectic sets before Portishead’s live shows during their 1995 and 1998 world tours, mixing GangStarr with Gainsbourg. Then following Andy’s much-bootlegged sessions on BBC1’s Essential Mix and Boston’s WFNX radio station, he released his DJ mix album ‘The Document’ (Go Beat/London) in 1998, which sold more than 100,000 copies. And following the success of number one- ‘The Document II’ followed in 2003.
Meanwhile Scott was rising through the ranks touring with Bristol band Purple Penguin and DJing with John Stapleton (Dope on Plastic). Under the Boca 45 name Scott has produced tracks on Hombre Records, Superslick Stereo Sounds and Illicit.
“Old School beat mongery, soul samples and movie style themes.. finger firmly on the fun button”
Mixmag 8/10 – 2003
Andy and Scott play music they like, and they like a wide variety – drawing inspiration from a list of people that’s as long as your arm and then some. When it comes to what’s in their personal record collections and what they play in clubs, there’s very little difference.
Dynamo have toured extensively – the USA, and Europe playing with Europe’s most respected and influential funk, soul and breaks DJs such as Krafty Kuts. Their last Australian tour was a huge success – the Invada Records “Analogue” tour in 2003 with Katalyst was a national sell out. Dynamo Productions featured on the “Vibes on a Summers Day” national tour, supporting Groove Armada Australia-wide.
Andy has recently released Volume 2 of “The Document” which has received universal acclaim from hip-hop heads, funkateers, and electronic music fans across the board. Andy has recently started a weekly soul night at the Jazz Café London. Scott Hendy aka Boca 45 has a new album signed to Invada Records and Grand Central (UK).
- Showtime Volume 1 (debut EP)
- Showtime Volume 2 (EP) Steppin it Up (12”)
- Message from the King (12”)
- Analogue (LP)
- The Showtime Remix EP (4 track EP released in UK & Europe)
- Get It Together (13 track remix LP released in Australia)
‘Get It Together’ features remixes of ‘Analogue’ tracks from international producers, as well as new tracks from the duo. Dynamo Productions.
Compilations featuring Dynamo Productions:
- Unique Club Culture!
- Battle of the Year 2001
- Dope on Plastic Vol 8
- Battlecreek II