Ben Woods made his name as one half of Whiskey Barons, the Boston DJ and duo whose mission statement is “to tastefully update classic funky music from around the world to work with modern dance floors.” As Bosq, he’s worked on countless edits, remixes and other projects for labels like Soul Clap and Fania and artists including Nickodemus, Cosmo Baker and fellow Bostonian Kon. He also maintains a packed DJing schedule which has taken him around the country.
In 2013 Woods released Bosq y Orquesta de Madera, his first full-length record of original music. Described as “a beautiful mixture of afro beats, latin rhythms, soulful house, disco, with subtle dancehall and hip hop influences” by Beat Swap Meet, the record is a diverse, worldly collection designed to get bodies moving. Woods handled much of the percussion, organ, bass, synth and sequencing work himself, and brought in experienced collaborators to handle the rest. Sound Colour Vibration calls Bosq y Orquestra de Madera “as groovy as it gets,” and it’s also received attention from jazz/funk/hip-hop academic magazine Wax Poetics. Most recently, he’s found acclaim in Poland, of all places, for his housey remix of the Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra.