Bristol (UK) Native BOCA 45 (Scott Hendy) immersed himself in all things hip-hop from a young age and has been unleashing funky gemstone productions upon the world for years under his various guises.
He formed Dynamo Productions with Portishead’s acclaimed resident DJ Andy Smith in the early 00’s. They fused the best elements of hip-hop, funk and beats and quickly picked up a residency at Fabric live, before taking their new sound across the globe. Following hot on the heels of this success, the debut Boca 45 LP ‘Pitch Sounds’ (2004) was delivered on Manchester’s Grand Central Records to huge acclaim. Boca went on to record another 2 full LPs, ‘Vertigo Sounds’ (2006) and ‘Dig Eat Beats Repeat’ (2015).
Further collaborative projects continued to develop; “The BeeKeepers” with Parker on Jalapeno Records, “BocaWoody” with 2 time world champion DJ Woody and “Malachai” with singer Gee on Domino Records, which was named Zane Lowe’s hottest record of the week and gained HUGE critical acclaim across their 3 LPs. Banksy personally requested him to DJ at the opening party for Dismaland in 2015 and Serge from Kasabian, Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Huey Morgan and Craig Charles can all be considered part of his large group of fans.
“Bombs From The Vaults” was released late in 2017 via Bomb Strikes. The compilation was packed with classics, forgotten gems and also some new exclusive music. The LP was #1 in the Juno sales chart. Boca also heads up the hugely successful 45Live movement with partner Pete Isaac – a crew of 45 that includes Vinyl slingers such as DJ Format, DJ Food (Ninja), John More (Coldcut) and many more. They host club nights and festival areas all over the Globe (Boardmasters, Masked Ball etc) where only 45 RPM singles are played.
On to 2018 and Boca is showing no signs of slowing down. This year he’s releasing his BocasClubDonuts series which is a 7’’/45 vinyl single every other month aimed squarely at the the dance floor. BCD01 was released in February 2018 and quickly disappeared in under a week. It also had countless plays on Radio all over the world, including BBC Radio 6 where “Fat Back Boys” was made single of the week.