Once again the Big Drum Beater from Bristol, UK hits us with more heavy-hitting drums, samples, and wrecks shop as he digs deep inside the Cavendish Music Library. This library music haven is ripe for the picking for Boca 45 and he comes through like Alan Walsh in the box at Ashton Gate. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, read on, because Boca 45 never disappoints.
The man has been laying it down for decades and he just keeps getting better. Here’s how he linked up with the Cavendish crew: “Back In 2018 I was DJing in Liverpool as part of the annual Sound City Festival. After my set, a group of enthusiastic people approached me, congratulated me, and wondered if I’d heard of Cavendish Music, as that’s who they work for. Being a bit of a record digger, I, of course, knew of the amazing Cavendish Series, from the late 60’s to the early 70’s, as well as the Boosey & Hawkes albums.
One of the Cavendish crew passed me his card and said to get in touch if I was ever around the Kings Cross region of London to have a hunt into their vaults and see if anything came to fruition, so that’s what I did!”
That’s indeed what he’s done, and with slick intros and sound collages he’s known for laying down, he manages to tear up your speakers both left and right on the sixteen tracks. Heavy into the culture “B-Boys and B-Girls” will have you pop-locking and busting out windmills in no time while tracks like “Osaka Diggers” and “Dusty Fingers” see him digging deeper for those rare sounds. “Be (Happy)”, “Bells and Whistles” and “Right Now” are total Big Beat gems, while a track like “Suki’s Revenge” is a freakbeat “Soul On Top” throwback feel. Let’s be honest, this Lp is a delight from start to finish right down to the end track “Please Don’t Go”. We didn’t want to go, so we picked up the needle and started again. Listen to the record below and purchase it after the stream.
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