2020 Donuts #3
Boca 45 "`It's All There" FT SWABY / "Hot Wheels (The Chase)" Ft The Bryan Munich Allstars
Limited Edition 45 - YELLOW VUNYL - Stamped & Numbered - Housed High Quality Card Sleeve - One Off Pressing (Never to be released again as a 7'' single)
Bristol’s 45’ maestro Boca 45 is drops the third instalment of his 2020 Donuts series. Teaming up with The Heavy’s vocalist Swaby and long-time friends Bryan Munich Allstars, this package comes in the form of a one-two punch and it lands on the 1st June.
Starting off the spring / summer with release #3, it’s no secret that the Donuts are building up a loyal following, and ‘It’s All There’ / ‘Hot Wheels (The Chase)’ are no exception.
Overflowing with attitude from the get-go, ‘It’s All There’ is brimming with flair throughout. A smooth rumbling bassline lays down the foundation for guitar work that Prince would be proud of. With a solid backbeat, synth stabs throughout and one of the coolest vocal hooks you’ll hear in a long time – this is a serious dancefloor weapon that brings the good vibes from start to finish. The voice of genre-boundary smashers The Heavy takes lead on this, Kelvin Swaby is possibly most recognised for his 10-year+ career with the Bath band, and more notably their smash hit "How You Like Me Now?," which they even performed on David Letterman. It can be heard on Hollywood Blockbusters around the globe.
On the flipside, ‘Hot Wheels (The Chase)’ sounds like something straight out of a Tarantino movie. A cover of Badder Than Evil’s 1973 track, this revamp is a real grooving, upbeat, cheeky record with plenty of guitar hooks and disco drumming. Featuring The Bryan Munich Allstars (Geoff Barrow (Portishead/Beak) / Ben Salisbury, Billy Fuller (Beak/Robert Plant Bass Player), Jerry Crozier Cole & Ant Poploski), this is a who’s who of music royalty taking time out of their football team to flex their studio muscles and cover a very rare vinyl. In fact, they appeared on Boca’s 2019 LP ‘Forty-Five,’ with the track ‘Bryan Munich Theme.’ Geoff and Ben also just provided the score for critically acclaimed American thriller series Devs. On creating the 3rd Donut, Scott added:
“I’m now halfway through the 2020 Donuts and here’s a special one for y’all. This one took a lot of work pulling it together! I have known of (Kelvin) Swaby since the early 90s. Although I’m from Bristol, I (ill advised) went to Sixth Form College in Bath.
There was a popular hip-hop crew there called "Perno & Black,” they were kind of local Bath celebrities and one of the MCs was Kelv (Swaby). 10 plus years later, whispers came down the A4 that Swaby was no longer an MC, he’d become a HOT soul / funk singer. In 2006, he jumped on three tracks on my 2nd LP "Vertigo Sounds.” Stepchild, Swaby & I formed a live trio, “The Boca 45 Experience” and played a host of gigs around Europe including a jump off sessions at Cargo in London & the legendary Jelly Jazz.
Swaby’s band “The Heavy” went on to become a phenomenal success story. I’ve been pestering poor Swaby to jump on another beat with me for years but he’s always crazy busy. Luckily, he was keen to be part of the "2020 Donuts" project so we made it happen. I hope that you’ll agree that ‘It’s All There’ was worth the wait?
On my semi-autobiographical LP “Forty Five, I got together some of the fine Gentlemen I’ve been playing football with for many years. Our (rubbish) team from the Bristol Casuals League is called “Bryan Munich” and we got into the studio and came up with “The Bryan Munich Theme.” Getting this band back together for my idea of doing a Bristolian cover version of the B-Boy Classic “Hot Wheels (The Chase)” was hard beyond belief. Sometimes I thought it would had been easier putting The Beatles back together! We managed to finally get back in a room in March shortly before lockdown and what you hear on the record is take 2 LIVE from Invada studios, Bristol mixed down by my good buddy Geoff Barrow.
2 MIN Teaser here - https://soundcloud.com/boca45/2020-donut-3-2-min-teaser