DOPE PROMO have managed to clinch the North West Exclusive Launch Party for the debut EP 'NW/SW' from BOCAWOODY - (DJ Woody & Boca 45)
This is one of 2 launch parties
South West Launch 27th May in Bristol
North West Launch 29th May in Blackpool
DJ Woody & Boca45 will be perfoming a very special 3 hour set along with an eclectic selection of warm up acts + the After party til 4am!
Razorrawks (Northern Hip Hop)
The Skint DJ (Live Beatbox & Scratch Performance)
Lee Taylor (Ghetto Funk)
Dan Horrors (Hip Hop)
+ after party midnight - close by Breakout - Blackpool
Line up TBC
About The Project...
Picture The Scene
A Chance meeting, Two English guys strike up conversation early one morning at a tiny airport somewhere in Romania,
initially under the guise of gate number small-talk but more likely due to the pairs equally record-sized hand luggage.
Scott (Boca 45) and Lee (DJ Woody) happened to be DJing different events the night before, as the conversation spilled
onto the plane miraculously the pair found they were seated next to each other on their next 2 flights back to Blighty. It
turns out that the pair have mutual friends & acquaintances as well as a mutual respect for each others works. From
chance meeting to coincidental seating, this was the birth of the BocaWoody NW/SW collaboration.
Boca 45 is a Bristolian legend who’s earned a mighty rep for his work with Andy Smith as “Dynamo Productions”, with
Gee Ealey as Malachai (Domino Records) plus other collaborative projects alongside his many solo records on various
record labels. Banksy requested Scott Boca to DJ the opening party at Dismal Land in 2015 & has A List fans such
as Serge from Kasabian & Huey Morgan at BBC 6 Music.
Native Lancastrian DJ Woody is a twice World champion scratch DJ and hailed as one of the most creative turntablists
of his generation, counting Mixmaster Mike and DJ Qbert amongst his fans. His musical approach to turntablism has
led to his skills being sought for tours and recordings with the likes of Tim Simenon, Madlib, Oli Teeba, DJ Vadim
and Grammy Award winner Mala Rodriguez. Vestax also recruited Woody to co-design the Worlds first and only
turntable to play musical scales, which he uses extensively in the BocaWoody recordings.
With no fixed agenda the pair decided to have fun with the project and let it take shape organically. They set about
playing to each of their strengths, jamming with vintage synths and classic drum machines and reworking found
sounds in their own signature way. The sound they arrived at undeniably stems from the pairs deep hip hop roots but is
something fresh, musically diverse and playful. The NW/SW EP delivers 6 tracks ranging from Bboy breaks,
electro workouts, scratched up dusty funk to eery eastern soundtracks.
The EP drops in the form of a killer physical package. This includes a limited green vinyl 7" with the banging
uptempo Bboy break 'Ready 2 Rock' on the A side and bass-driven club-friendly neck-snapper 'Hard Core' on the B
side. As a bonus treat for the turntablists there is also a 'skip-proof' scratch sentence on each side of the 7". The
record comes with 2 CDs, one containing the full EP, the other an exclusive 1 hour mix from the boys.
Also included is a limited edition high quality art print of the EP artwork, ‘The Hands’ illustration, inspired by the
music and created especially by the incredible British artist Mike Winnard. Add to this full a quality digital download of
the EP and instrumentals and it's a bumper package.
A Chance Meeting in Romania has brought us this collection of 6 fantastic tracks & an on going project which the pair
plan to tour further into 2016 & beyond. Long live chance meetings!
EP TEASER: https://soundcloud.com/djwoodymusic/bocawoody-ep-teaser
VINYL BUNDLE: http://bocawoody.bigcartel.com/product/bocawoody-nw-sw-ep1-limited-edition-bundle
DIGITAL RELEASE: https://bocawoody.bandcamp.com/releases