Announcing DJ Woody’s debut LP ‘The Point Of Contact’

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“The best DJ in the World… effortless creativity!” says Hudson Mohawke, “Genius” says DJ Qbert, one of Mixmaster Mike’s (Beastie Boys) favourite DJs. DJ Woody aka Lee Woodvine fits the criteria for that clichéd term ‘Your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ’.

Following his collaborative ‘BocaWoody’ EP with Bristol’s Boca 45 earlier this year, October sees the release of the debut solo album from the Lancashire (UK) born World Champion turntablist.

‘The Point Of Contact’ is hand crafted electronic music born from a collection of disparate dusty vinyl samples, reinterpreted by a cast of Manchester’s finest musicians (including Christian Madden (The Earlies), Carl Sharrocks (808 State), Nick Blacka (GoGo Penguin) and Matthew Halsall) and returned to vinyl to be re-imagined by the hands of one of the Worlds most accomplished scratch DJs.

The process alone makes the music irrefutably routed in hip hop, however the album takes in influences ranging from jazz-rock, britcore rap, psychedelia and electronica with Woody jokingly referring to it as ‘Prog-Hop’. In contrast to many DJ recordscentred around abstract, comedy or battle cut-ups, this record draws on real life experience and introspection to inject an honesty and soul to the work.

“It’s about the transient nature of our own perception and what that brings to our experience” – Woody

Whilst the textured instrumentation sets the tone throughout the album, select spoken word samples serve as a narration of the internal monologue that guides our outlook and shapes our reality, taking the listener on a voyage through inner-space.

Released on double vinyl and illustrated by Woody himself, the package includes download card and a special bonus 12” scratch record made entirely from samples and stems from the album.

The live set includes key players in the recording, Christian Madden (keyboards) and Carl Sharrocks (drums) and premiers at the 2016 DMC World Championships at the 02 Forum in London on 24th September.

BocaWoody (Boca 45 & DJ Woody) NW/SW EP

New EP and limited edition vinyl bundle in collaboration with Boca 45.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=iGhsVUdmLD8

Vinyl bundle: http://bocawoody.bigcartel.com/product/bocawoody-nw-sw-ep1-limited-edition-bundle
Digital release: https://bocawoody.bandcamp.com/releases

Vinyl bundle includes:
• Green vinyl 7″ of ‘Ready 2 Rock’ and ‘Hard Core’
(also includes 1 skip-proof scratch sentence per side)
• 7″ x 7″ numbered high quality limited art print of ‘The Hand’ illustration by Mike Winnard
• CD containing full 6 track EP
• Exclusive 1 hour BocaWoody mix CD (only ever available in this bundle)
• Full quality digital download of EP and instrumentals
(download code included with the physical package)

Picture The Scene
A chance meeting, Two English guys strike up conversation early one morning at a tiny airport somewhere in Romania, initially under the guise of gate number small-talk but more likely due to the pairs equally record-sized hand luggage. Scott (Boca 45) and Lee (DJ Woody) happened to be DJing different events the night before, as the conversation spilled onto the plane miraculously the pair found they were seated next to each other on their next 2 flights back to Blighty. It turns out that the pair have mutual friends & acquaintances as well as a mutual respect for each others works. From chance meeting to coincidental seating, this was the birth of the BocaWoody NW/SW collaboration.

Background
Boca 45 is a Bristolian legend who’s earned a mighty rep for his work with Andy Smith as “Dynamo Productions”, with Gee Ealey as Malachai (Domino Records) plus other collaborative projects alongside his many solo records on various record labels. Banksy requested Scott Boca to DJ the opening party at Dismal Land in 2015 & has A List fans such as Serge from Kasabian & Huey Morgan at BBC 6 Music.
Native Lancastrian DJ Woody is a twice World champion scratch DJ and hailed as one of the most creative turntablists of his generation, counting Mixmaster Mike and DJ Qbert amongst his fans. His musical approach to turntablism has led to his skills being sought for tours and recordings with the likes of Tim Simenon, Madlib, Oli Teeba, DJ Vadim and Grammy Award winner Mala Rodriguez. Vestax also recruited Woody to co-design the Worlds first and only turntable to play musical scales, which he uses extensively in the BocaWoody recordings.

Project
With no fixed agenda the pair decided to have fun with the project and let it take shape organically. They set about playing to each of their strengths, jamming with vintage synths and classic drum machines and reworking found sounds in their own signature way. The sound they arrived at undeniably stems from the pairs deep hip hop roots but is something fresh, musically diverse and playful. The NW/SW EP delivers 6 tracks ranging from Bboy breaks, electro workouts, scratched up dusty funk to eery eastern soundtracks.

NW/SW EP
The EP drops in the form of a killer physical package. This includes a limited green vinyl 7″ with the banging uptempo Bboy break ‘Ready 2 Rock’ on the A side and bass-driven club-friendly neck-snapper ‘Hard Core’ on the B side. As a bonus treat for the turntablists there is also a ‘skip-proof’ scratch sentence on each side of the 7″. The record comes with 2 CDs, one containing the full EP, the other an exclusive 1 hour mix from the boys.
Also included is a limited edition high quality art print of the EP artwork, ‘The Hands’ illustration, inspired by the music and created especially by the incredible British artist Mike Winnard. Add to this full a quality digital download of the EP and instrumentals and it’s a bumper package.

Chance Meetings
A Chance Meeting in Romania has brought us this collection of 6 fantastic tracks & an on going project which the pair plan to tour further into 2016 & beyond. Long live chance meetings!