BOCAJITO RECORDS

Live Dates and DJ gigs

Great photos ofthe last Moog gig

 

 

FREE

Here's your chance to get the track that everyones talking about 'free'. With support from BBC Radio One the new track by Cal and Tom (Yap Zeeland) is set to be a big summer hit with 'The Big Chill' crowd and as a Bocajito Records exclusive we will be giving it away as a free bonus track when you buy the Yap Zeeland Album (as a download) from our shop.

Music As A Gradual Process' album review in i-DJ

"Following the release of the frankly fabulous Secret Stealth album last month, Nottingham’s Bocajito label return with another slow-burning delight.

This time the culprits are Neon Heights’Cal Gibson and Fug’s Tom Bailey, though the premise is very much the same: two blokes in a studio with a load of instruments, a sampler, a computer and a bunch of old records. Very much like the recent album from East Midlands compatriots Amillionsons, 'Music Is A Gradual Process' pits cheeky samples (late night local radio phone-ins, classic comedy clips. snippets of vocals from obscure jazz records etc) against a series of warm and organic laidback grooves. It's a formula that manages to evoke memories of classic downtempo albums of old, whilst remaining on-point and focused enough to avoid the pitfalls of ambient noodling (thanks largely, it has to be said, to the abundance of live instruments on show).

I have to admit to being a bit surprised at first by the rather trippy and unsettling nature of much of 'Music Is A Gradual Process', but that's actually it’s strongest selling point: this is proper late night tackle of the finest order. Yap’ entertainment.

4 (out of 5)

Matt Anniss (iDJ Magazine)

More reviews of Bocajito records releases

As you can see the Yap Zeeland album 'Music Is A Gradual Process' is getting rave reviews so hear what all the fuss is about! For a limited time you will be able to hear the whole album online via the BOCAJITO JUKEBOX .

Old news and news archive

Breaking News!!

SEP 07

The snappily titled YOU MAKE LOVE TO ROBOTS AND YOU WONDER WHAT PEOPLE ARE FOR hits the streets October 1 but will as always be available here first at the discounted price of £9 inc P+P worldwide and including a free download. The download will also be 320 mbps mp3 for the first time. neon cover

Two years on from their second longplayer, the extremely-well received 'A Hot Trip to Heaven' and with some new friends in tow - US wunderkid MC/vocalist/saxophonist J.Todd, Swedish chanteuse and 4 Hero muse Carina Andersson and local Notts diva Rachel Harris - the group have organically enhanced their sound, moving on up to what Michael Ruetten has already called 'next level' runnings.

Kicking off with Radio 1 favourite 'I Walked Out This Morning' (multiple plays on The Blue Room to  worldwide positive feedback) a number of these tunes have been doing damage already off CDR. The dancefloor-friendly Love Hound has been getting radio plays from The Unabombers and Michael Ruetten, not to mention a remix from Italy's Nu-Frequency crew, while the response to the Carina Andersson collabo 'Beautiful Thing' which closes the album has been phenomenal: The Unabombers, Pete Lawrence, Jimpster, Gilles P and Rob Da Bank have been amongst those lining up to praise its deep soul emotion.

In between there's a hiphop jazz ode to New Orleans penned by J.Todd ('Pray For New Orleans), some slinky soul courtesy of Rachel Harris' dynamic vocals on Giving my Love, Dreamin and Someone Like You, a cool J.Todd dancefloor ditty (Hott N Freezin) and plenty more to go-go...its a an involving, funk-filled listen from start to finish.

Neon Heights land on Planet Bocajito!

Their 3rd release YOU MAKE LOVE TO ROBOTS AND YOU WONDER WHAT PEOPLE ARE FOR hits the shops on October 1

Crazy P members Danielle and Tim have been collaborating with Ben Davis of paper records fame and their album under The Bionics title is out november 12.

floorman album cover

Floorman Presents Stack the new Bocajito offering released July 2

"a set of hugely soulful cuts that rival the best of what is coming out of the indie soul studios Stateside. ‘Over And Over’ is possibly one of the best modern soul  grooves to come out of the UK in recent years. " Bill Buckley Blues and Soul Magazine

“The honeyed tones of Ms Backler are so enticing one suspects she may have siren ancestry.  The sheer quality is mesmerising.”  One Week To Live7/7  July 07

“A Nottingham supergroup with a superbad sound. Raw, raunchy and ravishing” iDJ

a toe tingling summer treatDMC Update, Issue 224

 

Its here, the new Bocajito supergroup superalbum of superbness. Floorman Presents Stack, the latest Bocajito offering is a nusoul big band infused summer scorcher and you can get it here exclusively first! Floorman features the talents of Tony Global, Holly Backler, Jim Baron and the Emperor Mingus who have all bathed your ears in lush Bocajito classics before.

Floorman Presents Stack is now available from all good stores and download sites including our own! Bocajito release offer . For £9.99 inc p+p you get a CD delivered anywhere in the world and an mp3 download as soon as you purchase to keep you going until it arrives!

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Bocajito News April 07

Secret Stealth License Album To USA

That's right Bocajito are proud to announce the licensing of the new Secret Stealth Album to Kosmica in Los Angeles! Kosmica A+R supremo Mark Bell (of Blakkat and Shaboom fame) is a longstanding fan of the Bocajito crew, he fell in love with the latest Stealth offering and now its due for a full scale release in the USA. Since the Americans didn't really get a full portion of the first album, they've taken Dream Of You and dragged Holly into the studio to revocal Here To Stay. So the release will be 12 tracks and be called Hooked On You. This will mean that Mince&Onions will only be available in UK and Ireland (and from our website worldwide) and Hooked On You will be available world wide form

Loads of great reviews of Mince&Onions heading our way.

 

“An album as quirky and erratic as it is smooth and tuneful. Superb.” 8/8 Innes Weir, M8 Magazine March 2007  8/8                                                  
“Cool, smooth lounge vibes... Recalls the early nineties pop grandeur of the Brand New Heavies & N’Dea Davenport” Ralph Moore, Mixmag

“an aural love-in of cosmic proportions” Dave Jenkins,iDJ Magazine, March 2007 5/5

“Secret Stealth deserve just as much acclaim as both Fug and Crazy P” Dave Jenkins,iDJ Magazine, March 2007  5/5

 “infectious cosmic disco well worth revisiting” Wyl Menmuir,fly.co.uk, Feb 2007

“Sample spotters wet dream!! Taking on a variety of genres but always funky” Lewis Dene, Update Magazine

“Cinematic electro-funk arrangements with lush organic vibes aplenty”. Alex Stevenson, One Week To Live Magazine

“devastatingly dangerous dancefloor action" Blair Cartright, Notion Magazine

“tasty stuff – packed with deep house and proto-discoPaul Clarke, DJ Magazine 4/5

“Go on, tuck in” DJ Magazine

 

Bocajito News January 07

Secret Stealth's 2nd album Mince&Onions available here exclusively first!

 

Secret Stealth Live

Great Photos of Secret Stealth's live gig at moog nov 06

The Secret Stealth live show continues to grow and attract screaming audiences. Following on from the success of their November show at Nottingham's Moog Bar, they look set to being doing a show there every few months so watch this space.

Secret Stealth Remixed

Still with the Stealth, Beatfanatic have remixed Can't Get Away From You and have released it on their Soundscape label. So there's vinyl out there for all you heads!

 

Albums Sales And Downloads

All CD albums purchased from Bocajito directly still cost only £9.99 inc P+P world wide and now all CD sales will get a FREE download of the album at the time of purchase so you can listen immediately. All downloads are high quality 192kbps MP3 files