Boca 45 (Scott Hendy) immersed himself in all things Hip Hop from a young age and has been unleashing productions upon the world for the last 20 years under his various guises. Kicking things off as part of Bristol's now legendary Purple Penguin he then went on to form Dynamo Productions with Portishead's acclaimed resident Dj, Andy Smith. The duo found a new place musically, fusing the best elements of Hip Hop, Funk and Beats and it was no surprise when they picked up a residency at Fabric Live and found themselves taking their new sound across the globe. Hot on the heels of Dynamo Productions' great success, the debut Boca 45 Lp was delivered for Manchester's Grand Central Records to huge acclaim. Collaboration has always been an important part of Boca's DNA and along the way further collaborative projects continued to develop: "The BeeKeepers" (with Parker), "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 and gained HUGE critical acclaim across their 3 LPs. There was also a string of vocal collaborations including with The Heavy lead singer Kelvin Swaby. Boca 45 is also 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 and he can also include Serge from Kasabian and Huey Morgan at BBC Radio 6 as part of his larges group of fans.
It's been quite a journey and 'Bombs From the Vaults' represents the musical highlights of that journey. An anthology of all things Boca 45 spanning the 20 years that he has been delivering the musical goods! The compilation is packed with classics, forgotten gems and also some new exclusive music in the form of the amazing 'Hand Of God' and 'The Bear Pit' which is named after an under pass in Scott's native Bristol where men would actually fight with Bears as a form of entertainment! No need to wrestle bears for entertainment here, this lovingly curated album delivers so many musical treats across the 30 tracks, crossing boundaries between funk, hip hop and breakbeat. Not only that, but there is also a live Dj mix of the album included, expertly crafted by Boca 45 himself. An essential purchase.