2020 Donuts #2
Boca 45 "Turn It Up Loud" FT Craig G / "Blow Your Mind"
Limited Edition 45 - WHITE VINYL - Stamped & Numbered - Housed High Quality Card Sleeve - One Off Pressing (Never to be released again as a 7'' single)
Available - April 1st 2020
After kickstarting his brand-new Donuts series with the aptly titled ‘Powerful’ in January (which sold out within a matter of days here) Bristol’s Boca 45 is returning to releasing ways as round 2 beckons.
With plans to release a collection of 5 limited edition (300 stamped & numbered) coloured vinyl 45s throughout the year (one every other month) , it’s time for the second part of the story.
The main event is ‘Turn It Up Loud!’ featuring legendary NYC MC Craig G
Perhaps most well-known for being one of the members of Marley Marl’s Juice Crew, Craig G has a 30+ year spanning career and now he’s bringing his iconic vocal hooks to Bristol. Overflowing with swagger, infectious rhymes and an old-school groove that doesn’t quit for one second. ‘Turn It Up Loud!’ is fuelled with percussive stabs, grooving bass and a whole load of funk throughout. On creating the track, Boca added:
“I grew up on the golden era of hip-hop from the mid-80s. One of my favourite producers of the time was ‘Marley Marl,' who was part of the Juice Crew (with Roxanne Shante / Biz Markie etc), which was repped by the legendary Cold Chillin’ label. The first time I heard Craig G was on a posse cut called “The Symphony” which also featured Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, & Masta Ace. Craig went on to do loads of other bombs with Marley such as ‘Droppin' Science.’ When I reached out to Craig he was well up for the collab and I mentioned I wanted a track that tipped it’s hat to those late 80s Juice Crew classics, but updated for 2020 dance floors. Hard and heavy on the drums with funky good time rhymes - I think it turned out good.
Joining ‘Turn It Up Loud!’ on the AA side is ‘Blow Your Mind,’ an effortlessly cool vintage hip-hop triumph that will have you moving your feet and nodding your head in no time. Coming in at 118BPM, this is an eccentric soul-driven record produced to perfection.
Boca says “Blow Your Mind” is more of a Boca cut and shut number in the vein of Diegos Theme. There are loads of break downs and made cap sections, it’s fab for cutting up and perfect for doubling up for the turntablists out there !
Hope you all enjoy the second instalment of 2020 Donuts on pristine white wax”
1 Min Teaser - https://soundcloud.com/boca45/turn-it-up-loud-ft-craig-g-blow-your-mind-2020-2-teaser
Providing the perfect remedy and some hopeful respite to the tough times we currently face, Boca 45 is bringing in the summer early, so make sure you ‘Turn It Up Loud!’