Woody's musical approach to the turntable and has led to mixtapes and recordings for labels including NinjaTunes, BBE, Jazz Fudge, Tokyo Dawn, Chopped Hearing, Passenger, Twisted Nerve & Jack 2 Phono Records. He was DJ for Grammy winning hip hop star Mala Rodriguez (Universal), 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.
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 himself, Woody immediately made his mark on the AV and DJ scene following his 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.
2015 saw Woody make another first by taking 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’, featuring 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 02 Kentish Town Forum in London.
2017 saw the release of the full length album “Carousel” by BocaWoody. 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.
In 2017 Woody also became the official support DJ for the iconic Hacienda Classical live shows featuring Manchester musical royalty Peter Hook, Mike Pickering and Graham Park.
In November 2017 '45 Live' announced DJ Woody as the latest member of the World renowned crew of 45rpm vinyl DJ’s. Joining the likes of DJ Format, Andy Smith, Marc Hype, Mr Thing, DJ Food and Boca 45.
- 18 Instruments & Performance
- 1 Writing & Arrangement
- 13 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Production
- 2 DJ Mix
- 3 Technical
- 1 Visual