Every year, Varsity Vocals, the organization behind the massively popular event ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) releases a compilation album that features some of the very best in studio recorded a cappella, simply known as BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella).
This past weekend, the 2017 installment of this compilation album became available via iTunes. If you haven't taken a listen to past year's albums, you are doing yourself an extreme disservice. BOCA is a great representation of how diverse and creative college groups are, and that no two groups will look at an arrangement in the same way.
And whether you're a purveyor of the latest vocal effects that can be added to the human voice, or are simply an a cappella purists, the compilation always has plenty to offer.
To grab your copy of BOCA 2017, visit the following link: BOCA 2017
To honor this monumental occasion (well, it's pretty big to us), we're featuring one of our favorite tracks off of the album, "Kiss Me Quick" by Rip_Chord from Elon University. Nathan Sykes is an up and coming artist on the music scene with plenty of style, youth, and charisma. The same can be said about Rip_Chord's cover that features an abundance of life to it.
The performance is further complimented by some serious vocal drumming, active backing singing, and a show-stopping soloist. This track alone is worth checking out the album.
To see a full list of all the groups featured on BOCA 2017, visit the following link: BOCA 2017 Track List