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At some point during a DJ career that’s lasted pretty much the entirety of his adult life, Boca 45 (aka Bristolian Scott Hendy) eschewed all other formats to choose the 7” as his weapon of choice. Embracing and celebrating the limitations of the format (both in terms of record length and the type of music showcased on discs of that size), Hendy set out on a truly singular path for soundtracking parties the world over. In 2015 Banksy personally requested him to DJ with his 45s at the opening night at his Dismal Land Show, now, in his forty fifth year on Planet Earth, he’s made an album that reflects a life well spent flipping through the racks the world over.
Hendy’s musical life began when he started collecting records as a pre-teen. A love of hip hop and electro grew in parallel with the rise of each of those nascent genres. Having harboured ambitions to tackle hip hop’s various elements – MCing, graffiti-ing, breakdancing and DJing – he settled on the latter after being given his first set of Technics decks aged 16. During the ensuing years, Hendy got the breaks, rapidly becoming one of Bristol’s most in demand DJs known for a trippy, rapid fire mix of bone-cracking breaks, b-boy vocals, coruscating garage rock and heavy psych. His first album – 2004’s Pitch Sounds – was released on Manchester’s hugely influential Grand Central Records; subsequent releases include several mixtapes for Ninja Tune / Solid Steel / Jalapeno / Unique / Island and three curveball albums with his acclaimed, head-turning Fabs-meets-Madlib-meets-Morricone-meets-whathaveyougot melting pot duo Malachai for Domino Recordings.
At the advent of Hendy’s 45th year, he decided to hone everything he’d learnt and loved over the years into one killer solo record. A homage to that great art form, Forty Five is Hendy’s life story in twelve cuts; the soundtrack to an immersion in sound set to floor quaking music. It’s a story that takes the listener from darkened Boom Bap West Country Clubs (Energy Boost) to one of New York’s most legendary nightspots (The Roxy); through smoke-filled, semi-paranoid after parties (White, Blue & Red) Heavy Soul & Funk (Soul On Top / Move A Mountain) and finally out of the changing rooms and onto the pitch for a game of 11-a-side in the Bristol Casuals League (Bryan Munich Theme). Musically, it perfectly reflects Hendy’s deep, unshakable love of the kind of music that’s helped power parties for the last four and a half decades (as a precursor/appetite whetter for the album.
|A1||–Boca 45||Forty Five|
|A2||–Boca 45 ft. Emskee||Energy Boost|
|A3||–Boca 45 ft. Louis Baker||Soul On Top|
|A4||–Boca 45||Bryan Munich Theme|
|A5||–Boca 45||Open Minds|
|A6||–Boca 45 ft. Sergio Pizzorno||White Blue & Red|
|B1||–Boca 45 ft. Emskee||The Roxy|
|B2||–Boca 45 ft. Louis Baker||Move A Mountain|
|B3||–Boca 45 ft. DJ Woody||Home Cooking|
|B4||–Boca 45||BMT Reprise|
|B5||–Boca 45 ft. Gee (26), Gary Ealey||Lonely|
|B6||–Boca 45 ft. Parker*||ALTZ|
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