BOCA 45 - DONUT #4
Cat no : 20207004
Format : 7” Colour Vinyl
Label : BOCA 45
Release Date: 30th June 2021 (back in)
Genre: Hip Hop
A – Take You Higher
AA - Hummingbird Ft Alison Garner
Bristol production and 45 vinyl DJ connoisseur Boca 45 is set to release his next batch of freshly baked donuts. Donuts 4 and 5 come in the form of a one-two punch, a double release in the form of 300 exclusive records. Featuring Alison Garner and Ash The Author, they will be available from the 1st August.
After collaborating with a who’s who of music royalty, Boca’s Donuts series is turning heads left right and centre. With Hannah Williams and Kelvin Swaby from The Heavy amongst the names to feature so far, Boca has provided some brand-new music discoveries as well as already established global talent for your listening pleasure, and he’s not about to stop there.
First up is Alison Garner, The Fauns singer takes ‘Hummingbird’ to euphoric levels with her inimitable vocal style. A mischievous track, full of attitude, it makes for the AA side of the opening single ‘Take You Higher,’ a no-nonsense grooving, moving record that features the Frankie Mares’ drum work in all its glory. With a rumbling bass groove, synth stabs, plenty of samples and an undeniable funky flow from start to finish, this is Boca at his best.
Making his name in Reading and growing on a national scale, Ash The Author provides the rhymes in Donuts #5, which kicks off with ‘Party Rockers.’ A nod to late 80s hip-hop and a prime example of Boca showcasing fresh talent, Ash is a new artist you need to add to your playlists. The AA side is a percussion-heavy single, full of whistles, experimental drum patterns and another killer bassline. Effortlessly cool and unique, ‘Batucada Battlebox’ is the perfect way to round things off. On creating the package, Boca added:
“What a year this has been for us all. Who would’ve thought we would have had to had dealt with all of this Jan 1st when we welcomed 2020?
I had planned to do these Donuts last summer and when lockdown happened in mid-March I was really worried about the April and forthcoming releases. So, I took people’s opinions and took the decision to continue the release rollout.
I’ve been absolutely blown away by the response. Each release has sold more quickly than the last and people have snapped them up like HOT Donuts (excuse the pun).
I'm so grateful for that so as a thank you / bonus I’ve decided to drop 4 and 5 (see what I did there!) together on Aug 1st to give people the chance to complete their full 2020 set.
A/ “Take You Higher” is an Instrumental B-Boy workout featuring Heavy funk drums from Mexican drummer "Frankie Mares,” who I was introduced to by Geoff Barrow who played percussion for Beak when they toured Mexico last year.
AA/ “Hummingbird” features Alison Garner singer from Bristol indie shoe gazers "The Fauns" who has also worked with Clint Mansell and we’ve made a Latin inspired summer tale.
03/ “Party Rockers” features up & coming UK MC “Ash The Author” in a traditional boom bap hard hip hop work out all MPC drums / heavy synth bottom ends and cuts.
04/ “Batucada Battlebox” is a mad cap fast and furious Brazilian flavoured instrumental workout. One of the fastest tracks I’ve ever done weighing in at 138BPM, it goes speeding off the highway.
There are special 1 min Instagram vids for all of the tracks which will be posted on my page leading to the drop date on Aug 1st so keep an eye out for them” xx
Boca’s recent onslaught of releases deliver time and time again. His last album was released on Mass Appeal (home of Nas, J Dilla, DJ Shadow, Run the Jewels amongst many others), and he attracts some of the biggest names in the business to work with him on a global scale. Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian), MC Emskee and Louis Baker to name a few have joined the Bristol producer, with many more queuing up to get involved. Bringing the studio to the stage, Boca’s eccentric and eclectic jukebox of sounds and styles have graced some of most prestigious venues in the world too, he’s a Glastonbury regular and had a personal request from Banksy to play at the opening night of his Dismal Land Show. Now it’s time for a double Donuts release, twice as much dough to sink your teeth into and move your feet too. Boca is back.
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