By Tyler Ody
Emerging production duo BOYOCA shares their dynamic debut EP ‘He’s A Fool’, released via EMK - the new electronic music platform launched by Kartel Music Group - Stream ‘He’s A Fool’ here.
‘He’s A Fool’ follows on a string of singles including the percussive ‘In The District’, the atmospheric garage-influenced ‘Elasticity’ and soulful cut ‘Bamboo Mask’, which have served as slick introductions to BOYOCA distinctive organic-drenched brand of electronic, soul-inspired music. With the Apple Music supported ‘Bamboo Mask’, BOYOCA skilfully layered a sublime shimmering cut, perfectly balancing the organic and synthetic, with the Faze Magazine supported ‘Elasticity’, the duo traded songlike arrangements and guest vocals for melodic garage and breakbeat grooves, while ‘In The District’ percussive elements aim at keeping the dancefloor going. Closing the EP is the title track ‘He’s A Fool’, which demonstrates BOYOCA’s mastery in working with vocal samples and world instruments and their capability to create colourful and dynamic club cuts.
BOYOCA is the moniker of Birmingham (UK) based multi instrumentalists Tim Boyce and Lewis Carr, the duo crafts transformative electronic music with a tangible organic nature, combining real world sounds with electronic beats and grooves. Equally influenced by the dynamics of dancefloor music, as much as the human quality of live instrumentation, they tread the line between the decks and the guitars, the dance floor and stage, the electronic and the organic. The duo’s production skills have already been enlisted by British music pioneers Morcheeba for a remix of their powerful downtempo single ‘Killed Our Love’, reshaping the original into a softened 2-step and soulful electronica hunting cut.
Diving deeper into their unique sound, BOYOCA explain; “the ‘green house’ sound is about distilling everything that’s dear to us in music - big beats, real instrumentation, songwriting and dance rhythms.”
With ‘He’s A Fool’ BOYOCA create a mood-shifting and hard hitting body of work, deconstructing house, garage and electronica into something new that sits equally well on a club sound system as it does as on a record.
BOYOCA EP ‘He’s A Fool’ is out now, stream it here.