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Boca 45 VS Mohawkestra 'The Bear Pit' (Bomb Strikes)

Boca 45 VS Mohawkestra
'The Bear Pit' / 'Round & Round' (feat Kelvin Swaby)
(Bomb Strokes)

45 Live's very own Boca 45 is not a man to sit around watching daytime TV or whiling away the days drinking cider in a Bristol pub, absolutely not (it would be real ale). When he's not jaunting across Europe DJing, he's in the studio cooking up treats and this release adds to his impressive and ever building catalogue of dancefloor flavoured beats aimed for fellow DJs all over. For this Bomb Strikes 45, released as a companion to the Boca 45 project on Bombstrikes 'Bombs From The Vaults' that celebrates his career over the last 20 years, sees him join forces with Bristol band Mohawkestra. After spending some time in the studio recording the band, Boca takes the recording into his box of tricks and reworks it into a BBoy dancefloor rocker. Getting spins in France and Switzerland this past week, we know it goes right off. Classic Boca beats, loose, soulful and block-rockin'. The flip sees an old cut breathe again featuring long time collaborator Kelvin Swaby on gorgeous soulful and raw vocal duties atop low slung bass and drum action, an early doors groover and great to have on 45.

Buy here (released December 8th): Juno Records

Bombs From The Vaults
It’s been quite a musical journey and 'Bombs From the Vaults' represents the musical highlights of that journey. An anthology of all things Boca 45 spanning the 20 years he has been delivering the musical goods! The compilation is packed with classics, forgotten gems and also some new exclusive music in the form of the amazing ‘Hand Of God’ and ‘The Bear Pit’ which is named after an underpass in Scott’s native Bristol where men would actually fight with bears as a form of entertainment! No need to wrestle bears for entertainment here, this lovingly curated album delivers so many musical treats across the 29 tracks. Crossing boundaries between funk, hip-hop and breakbeat. Not only that but there is also a live Dj mix of the album included expertly crafted by Boca 45 himself. An essential purchase.