• Lake Stage
  • 21.05.2023
  • 19:00 – 22:00
Producer, DJ & Multi-instrumentalist Bosq, has been exploring the intersections of Disco & Funk with Afro-Latin styles for over a decade. Since the 2013 release of his debut album, his musicianship and craft have matured without losing any of the passion or imagination with which he approaches every project. The pursuit for collaborating authentically rather than simply appropriating musical styles from afar brought him first to Puerto Rico, where over a two week stay he recorded the entire Bosq y La Candela All-Stars – San Jose 51 album in Old San Juan with legendary musicians like Tempo Alomar and Roberto Roena. Now, with 5 full original albums and countless remixes and singles under his belt (for labels as diverse and legendary as Ubiquity, Fania, Defected, Soul Clap and more), he creates and resides full time in Medellín, Colombia, one of the worlds most legendary musical melting pots.

Bosq first gained notoriety as one half of the Whiskey Barons by churning out a continuous stream of edits and remixes. His unofficial mixes led to a slew of official remix work for heavy hitters like Ray Barretto, Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou, Toure Kunda, Poolside, Nickodemus, and many more. Signing with Ubiquity records in 2013 brought Bosq and his own original productions center stage and his focus has remained on writing, playing & producing original music ever since.

Dance floors and critics have both responded well to the incredibly consistent output of music. Beatswapmeet commented, “ 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”. 2017 saw Bosq unite with “The Rapture” co-founder and drummer Vito Roccoforte to form “Body Music”, the duo producing gospel and jazz infused disco & house. In 2019 Bosq launched his label “Bacalao”, immediately dropping three of his own chart topping releases in the first year (“Backstrokin’”, “Rumbero” & “Wake Up”) followed by the acclaimed full length Bosq Y Su Descarga Internacional in October of 2020.

Bosq’s music has seen consistent play from the likes of Gilles Peterson & Craig Charles on the BBC, KCRW, RinseFM & other legendary radio stations, while Dj’s like Kerri Chandler, Poolside, Yuksek, Palms Trax, Soul Clap, & GUTS give his tunes constant rotation in clubs and at festivals. Tours have taken Bosq across North & South America, Europe, and Asia, to clubs and festivals like Rakastella (Miami), OYA (Oslo), Boomtown Fair (UK) and many more. 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, You’re The Worst, Broad City, and more.