We’re constantly trying to push talented, new acts from around the West Midlands, so to kick things off in 2022 we are launching a monthly BABS ON TRACK feature.
We’ll be directing you to the freshest artists that land in our inbox, because the best things in life are free and we certainly believe sharing local gems is one of these things.
For our first instalment we have electronic Birmingham duo BOYOCA.
BOYOCA’s approach to creating electronic music is organic and soul inspired, with subtle nods to muses like SBTKRT, Bicep, Marabou State and Jungle. The relationship between the live and electronic instrumentation is one the duo are committed to ensure is a match made in heaven.
Most recently they recruited Joe Turner for an energising remix of their single, He’s a Fool, off the back of their debut EP, titled under the same name.
The He’s a Fool remix was built for one purpose, to cause damage in club sets. Its progressive intensity works wonders and takes on a whole new lease of life to the original version.
Rave, car, Peloton, you name it, it comes with an assured feel good factor – it’s no wonder the EP has been Shazamed 1000 times already.
The pair, Tim and Lewis were buzzing about the remix and gave us a rundown of how it all came together…
“His [Joe Turner] work was recommended to us and as soon as we listened, we knew it was the perfect choice to have Joe’s style rework the track to slam in the club”.
“Joe’s name has been cropping up in the last year or so”, they say in relation to the South Londoner’s rise as a multi-instrumentalist and highly sought after producer, “we’d spoken about some ideas beforehand and it felt right to give the remix a heavier club feel, so we could play it in our DJ sets”.
Eager to give listeners a glimpse of what to expect at live shows BOYOCA have captured a high energy live performance of the remix at their EP launch back in October.
Check it out below and listen to the He’s a Fool EP, available on all streaming platforms now.
Keep up with the latest from these Babs on track on Instagram @Boyocamusic.