Boca 45 has lived his life by the single format.
45 revolutions per minute, a format that perpetually cycles around musical evolution, propelling pop culture from pivot to pivot.
The Bristol based producer first came to our attention back in 2004 - the year Clash was founded, in fact - with his excellent 'Pitch Sounds' LP.
Released on Manchester's fine Grand Central Records imprint, it fuses his funk and soul crate-digging tendencies with a thirst for hip-hop leaning beats and electronic innovation.
Recently working with Invada / Domino project Malachai, Boca 45 has kept up his solo dates, whether that's guest productions or his mammoth 7" only DJ sets.
New album 'Forty Five' tells his life story in 12 cuts, fusing Stax breakbeats to Nuggets style garage rock, all with the dexterous creativity of J Dilla or Madlib.
Guests include fellow Bristol outlaws Beak and Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian, amongst the plethora of additional voices and guest players.
Available to order HERE it is preceded by his new single, which we're able to fully unveil.
Louis Baker supplies the vocal, with 'Soul On Top' fusing bombastic 70s style Stax production - think Carla Thomas, William Bell, or The Staples Singers - with a neat pop flourish.
It's funky as hell, an ultra-infectious dancefloor burner with a timeless feel. Tune in now.
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