Did you miss out on your chance to avail yourself of any of Boca 45’s 2020 Donuts vinyl 7″s? Indeed did you miss all of them given how fast they flew out off the shelves? Thought you’d never have the chance to catch them on wax? Fear not – Boca’s got you covered – man’s only gone and arranged to have the lot put out in album format or as he calls it, the 2020 Donuts LP. Yep – all the A-sides and B-sides now on twelve glorious inches of vinyl – blue in colour, no less, and limited to two hundred copies!
So, that’ll be twelve dancefloor-ready cuts covering hip-hop, funk, soul, Latin and assorted other breakbeat business. The tracks run in the order of their release on 45 and that means the opener is monster Hannah Williams-featuring, conga n boom-clap-powered, blaxploitation-meets-psychedelic soul cut Powerful. The other guests include the mighty Craig G on boom-bap beast Turn It Up Loud, The Heavy’s Kelvin Swaby on chugging soul-rock groove It’s All There, The Fauns’ Alison Garner on the bossa-inflected Hummingbird and Reading open mic champion Ash The Author on Party Rockers. It’s an impressive list of collabs. but don’t make the mistake of thinking the rest is padding. The remaining six instrumentals consist of five classic Boca b-boy breakbeat grooves and one stellar cover of Badder Than Evil’s phat 70s chase theme Hot Wheels. All of which will be very hot on the wheels of steel.
(Out 6 November on Kartel)