The Angel Presents
BOCA 45 (45live)
+ PETE ISAAC (Jelly Jazz/45live)
‘45’ Album Launch Tour
30th March >>10-2am>> Free Entry!
Boca 45 is always ready to hit the clubs, armed with a heaving box of 7” vinyl. His aim? As it has been on all his global travels and international DJ shows, to whip crowds into a frenzy with his crazy collection of hot brand new 7'' donuts & vintage vinyl gems.
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 found a new place musically, fusing the best elements of HipHop ,funk and beats. The duo quickly picked up a residency at Fabric live and found themselves taking their new sound across the globe.
Following hot on the heels of Dynamo Productions’ great 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) & Dig Eat Beats Repeat (2015)
Collaboration has always been an important factor of Boca’s DNA and along the way further Collaborative projects continued to develop “The BeeKeepers” (with Parker) on Jalapeno Records, “BocaWoody” (with 2 time world champion DJ Woody), “Malachai” (with singer Gee) on Domino Records - which was named Zane Lowes hottest record of the week & gained HUGE critical acclaim across their 3 LPs.
Boca 45 is also obviously a DJ of some renown having taken to the stage across the worlds clubs and festivals.
Banksy personally requested him to Dj at the opening party for Dismal Land in 2015 and he can also include Serge from Kasabian, Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Huey Morgan & Craig Charles at BBC Radio 6 as part of his large group of fans.
“Bombs From The Vaults” was released late in 2017 via Bomb Strikes.
An Anthology of all things Boca spanning the many years he has been delivering the musical goods! The compilation was packed with classics, forgotten gems and also some new exclusive music in the form of the amazing ‘Hand Of God’and ‘The Bear Pit’ (a Collaboration with Bristol Funk outfit - Mohawkestra) which is named after an under pass in Scott’s native Bristol where men would actually fight with Bears as a form of entertainment! The LP was #1 in the Juno sales chart .
Scott Boca also heads up the hugely successful 45Live movement with partner Pete Isaac which consolidates a crew of 45 Vinyl slingers such as Dj Format, DJ Food (Ninja), John More (Coldcut) & many more to host club nights & festival areas all over the Globe (Boardmasters, Masked Ball etc) where only 45 RPM singles are played.
On to 2018 & Boca is showing no signs of slowing down, none whatsoever !
Boca 45 is realeasing his new album '45' early April
This year he’s also 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 Feb this year & quickly disappeared in under a week..
They sold like HOT Donuts (excuse the pun)!
It also had countless plays on Radio Worldwide including BBC Radio 6 where “Fat Back Boys” was made single of the week..
45 Live - https://www.45live.net/boca-45
Pete Isaac is best known as the DJ promoter behind the seminal southwest club-night Jelly Jazz since January 1993, which saw its 25th Anniversary in 2018, a major milestone for any club night.
In its early days during the height of the southwest's rave culture, Jelly Jazz started out to provide a weekly diet of soul, funk, latin, hip hop and break-beat all with a jazz twist to them. The blend worked and the unpretentious, 'sweat dripping off the walls', 'dance till you drop' attitude and atmosphere driven relentlessly by the musical passion of resident DJ's Pete Isaac and Griff soon became a major force in Southwest club-culture. Fairly soon Jelly Jazz developed an international reputation and was attracting the likes of Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Mr. Scruff, Quantic, Patrick Forge, Chris Goss, Andy Smith, Russ Dewbury, Rainer Truby, Jazzanova, and DJ Format as guest DJs.
Branching out Jelly Jazz ended up having residencies in Exeter, Newquay, Falmouth, Totnes, Truro, the Eden Project as well as many guest spots around the country and in Europe plus New Zealand and Canada. The Plymouth Wednesday-night club sessions became one of the longest running jazz based club residencies in the world, running weekly for 14 years.
As promoter of Jelly Jazz, Pete ventured quickly into live music as well and was the first in the southwest to book many of the early acid jazz acts such as Mother Earth, Corduroy, Izit, The Federation and The Big Cheese Allstars. Live music has remained an essential facet of the Jelly Jazz experience to this day. From small gigs in the Quay Club in Plymouth through to 1400 people at a time to see acts like Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, many of the concerts are now legendary in the southwest. The list and the quality is remarkable: The first ever show in Europe from Sharon Jones & The Dapkings, Lou Donaldson, The New Mastersounds, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Soul Providers, The Bamboos, Sugarman 3, Snowboy and the Latin Section, The Boogaloo Investigators, Manteca, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, Saravah Soul, Ugly Duckling to name a few.
'Jelly Jazz has consistently been one of the best and most influential 'left of centre' club nights in the whole of the UK. I have the most respect and affection for a night that STILL continues to champion the best of the new skool whilst always acknowledging it's proud jazz /funk and soul music heritage - I doff my hat to PETE ISAAC and every other great live act and DJ, who like me consider it a real privilege to have played the club over the last 20 years - RESPECT FOR THAT!!! here's to another 20 Jelly-tastic years!!!…'
Norman Jay MBE
'Jelly Jazz is a mini legend of good honest funkiness, long may it wobble!'
Mr. Scruff (Ninja Tune, UK)
'one of the sweatiest, most funk obsessed and energetic dancefloors I know'
'Jelly Jazz is the soul of the South West'