Curated by Boca 45
The much loved Funk N' Beats compilations reach something of a milestone with the 10th volume in the series. For such an occasion, we called upon a true legend of the sound, Bristol’s very own Boca 45. Scott Hendy immersed himself in all things Hip Hop and Funk from a young age and has been unleashing productions upon the world for the last 25 years on legendary labels such as Grand Central and Mass Appeal. His place as an aficionado is beyond doubt with his selection and turntable skills seeing him hold down residencies at Fabric, appearing globally and even being hand-picked by the mysterious artist Banksy to open his Dismaland project. With such credentials and decades of crate digging to draw upon, the album was always going to be something special.
The final track list includes new exclusives alongside stone-cold classics, forgotten and overlooked gems, which are now available digitally for the first time. This includes new tracks from the man himself and music from Hip-Hop and Beats royalty Bronx Dogs and Jurassic 5’s Chali 2NA (alongside Krafty Kuts). More highlights come in the form of J.P Bimeni & The Black Belts interpretation of a Spencer Davis classic and Nat Tate’s cover of a dance anthem featuring Waldo's Gift and Yolanda Quartey (AKA Yola, fresh from playing Sister Rosetta in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie), reworked into future funk classic by Boca 45. There are also stand-out productions from The Gaff, The Allergies’ own DJ Moneyshot, Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill, X-Ray Ted, and many more. All of which makes this an album that can equally satisfy the most ardent funk lover while offering something for the first-time listener as well. The album can be enjoyed as individual tracks or via the Boca 45 crafted live DJ mix, showcasing not only his considerable skills but also the musical journey on offer.