Monday, December 07, 2015
Louis Baker x Boca 45 on 45
Welli meets Bristol... "‘Soul On Top’ is produced by Boca 45 and features New Zealander Louis Baker on vocals. Louis, based in Wellington, N.Z. has an emotive vocal tone that produces shades of Motown-era soul, which earned him a place at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in New York, when he was chosen out of 4000 applicants to take one of only 60 places.
Boca 45 is a Bristolian legend who’s earned a mighty rep for his work with Andy Smith as Dynamo Productions, with Ben Salisbury as Dolman, with Gee Ealey as Malachai alongside his many solo records on various labels. Very much 2 talented artists that are successful in their own right who have found some common ground.
Louis was on tour in Europe in the spring of 2015 and played a show at The Sugar Factory in Amsterdam, whilst Boca was the guest DJ at the Wicked Jazz club night the same night. They end up meeting and get on brilliantly.
The following day they reconvene on Red Light Radio, and having both been blown away with each others sets they decide that they must work together. Fast forward a couple of months and they start plotting Soul On Top - Scott makes the music / beats whilst Louis plays guitar, sings & plays bass."
Out now, vinyl/digital