Benjamin Woods, creating under the name Bosq, has been tirelessly exploring the intersections of Afro-Latin music with Disco, Funk, Reggae, House and Hip Hop for years. Since the release of his first album of entirely original music, Bosq y Orquesta de Madera (2013, Ubiquity Records) he has only increased the pace. The result has been 3 more full length albums: Celestial Strut (2015, Ubiquity Records), Love & Resistance (2018, Ubiquity Records), Bosq y La Candela All-Stars - San Jose 51 (2016, Candela / Fania Records) recorded entirely in Puerto Rico, and an EP for Soul Clap Records entitled Tumblalá (2015).
Bosq first gained notoriety as one half of the Whiskey Barons, churning out a continuous stream of edits and remixes, as well as being the sole producer on the now highly sought after, out of print Whiskey Barons x Bastard Jazz releases (Tumbao EP & Enferma Nocturna). His unofficial mixes led to a slew of official remix work for heavy hitters like Fania Records, Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou, Poolside, Nickodemus, and many more. Fellow Boston native Kon tapped Bosq to handle the technical end of the production for all of the “Kon & The Gang” releases, and many of the now famed multi-track edits (including the Hooked on You and Feel Reel 12”s on basic fingers). The collaborations led to a release by the two under the name “Nitetime” on the prestigious AU imprint Future Classic.
Dance floors and critics have both responded well to the incredibly consistent output of music. Beatswapmeet commented on the first album, “it’s a beautiful mixture of afro beats, latin rhythms, soulful house, disco, with subtle dancehall and hip hop influences”. The acclaim has continued with Mixmag rating the lead single off his fourth album “Can’t Seem to Hide” a perfect 10/10 and granting it “Tune of the Month”. His latest endeavor sees Bosq producing gospel & jazz infused disco & house alongside “The Rapture” co-founder and drummer Vito Roccoforte as “Body Music”.
Bosq’s music has seen consistent play from the likes of Gilles Peterson & Craig Charles on the BBC, KCRW, RinseFM & countless others, while Dj’s like Kerri Chandler, Poolside, Nancy Whang, Soul Clap, Laurent Garnier & Jeremy Soul give his tunes constant rotation in clubs and at festivals. Gigs have taken Bosq across North & South America, Europe, and Asia, to clubs and festivals like Rakastella (Miami), OYA (Oslo) and countless others. He has shared stages with the likes of Joe Claussel, Bobbito, J Rocc & Tony Touch to name a few. His music has been featured in films and television such as The Catch (ABC), You’re The Worst (FX), Broad City (Comedy Central), and more.