DJ Woody

2x WORLD CHAMPION / 45 LIVE / BOCAWOODY / WOODWURK RECORDS / HACIENDA CLASSICAL

One of Mixmaster Mike's (Beastie Boys) favourite DJs, described as 'The best DJ in the World' by Hudson Mohawke, labelled a genius by DJ Qbert. 2 Times World Champion DJ, Woody is one of the UK’s most influential turntablists. Known for his innovations, he helped design the Worlds first ever musical turntable instrument (Vestax Controller One) and is famed as a prolific pioneer of new scratch techniques.

His musical approach to the turntable and has led to recordings for labels including NinjaTunes, BBE, Universal, Jazz Fudge, Tokyo Dawn, Chopped Hearing, Passenger, Twisted Nerve & Jack 2 Phono Records. As a performer he’s been the DJ for Grammy winning hip hop star Mala Rodriguez, has written scratch music for a 25 piece big band jazz orchestra and as long time associate of DJ Vadim, was a band member of The Russian Percussian and One Self. Over the course of his career Woody has been fortunate enough to performed in over 40 countries in venues as diverse as The Nokia Theatre in Time Square to a Bollywood film studio in Mumbai.

In 2010 Woody extended his repertoire in the form of his ground breaking audio-visual DJ show, 'Turntables In Technicolor'. Designing and animating all the material, Woody immediately made his mark on the AV and DJ scene following showcase performances at the 2010 World DMC Finals and the US DMC Finals in New York. These performances led to DMC's decision to run the first ever Video DJ Championships. His latest ‘History of Hip Hop’ AV set was described by Jurassic 5's Cut Chemist in 2018 as "The best video DJ set i've ever seen!".

In 2015 Woody took his brand of audio-visual-turntablism to the theatre, premiering 'Blake Remixed' at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. In this collaboration with UK beatboxer/rapper/actor Testament, Woody created a live soundtrack via the turntables whilst playing ‘puppet-master’ over interactive 3d projection mapped characters, enabling the DJ turntables to become part of the storytelling experience.

In 2016 Woody's production skills came to the fore. As BocaWoody, his collaboration with Bristolian beatmaker Boca45, he released a 6 track ‘NW/SW’ EP and 7”. Six months later Woody released his debut solo LP 'The Point Of Contact’, featurning some of the UK's finest musical talent including Christian Madden (Liam Gallagher), Carl Sharrocks (808 State) and Nick Blacka (Gogo Penguin). The album prompted comparisons to the work of RJD2 and DJ Shadow. The live act includes drums (Sharrocks) and keyboards (Madden) and debuted to a full house at the DMC World Finals at the 02 Kentish Town Forum in London.

Released in 2017, BocaWoody’s full length album “Carousel” was described as “Super feel-good funky hip hop exuberance!” by Cold Cut’s Jon Moore. The single ‘Jump’ featuring BluRum13 recieved radio support from Craig Charles, Huey Morgan and Steve Lamacq and featured on BBC Radio 6 music Recommends playlist. The album also garners music syncs for Vice TV and TBS hit comedy The Last OG.

As the official warm up DJ for the iconic Hacienda Classical live shows in 2018 and 2019, Woody toured with Manchester musical royalty Peter Hook, Mike Pickering and Graham Park, playing sold out arena‘s across the UK each year concluding spectacularly at the legendary Royal Albert Hall.

An avid lover of vinyl, Woody is a member of the World renowned DJ crew 45 Live, performing vinyl only 45’s sets at clubs and festivals Worldwide with the likes of DJ Format, Andy Smith, Marc Hype, Mr Thing, DJ Food and Boca 45. His 3 45 Live guest mixes for Dublab Radio in La are currently the shows most listened to.

DJ, AV performer, designer, producer and turntablist, Woody also finds time to run his Woodwurk Records imprint. With over 20 vinyl releases to date and a full release schedule planned for 2020, it promises to be another eventful year.


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