Artist of The Day: Quantic

posted by Shane German on 11/15/2018

Thursday November 15th: QUANTIC

William Holland is a musician, DJ and record producer from the UK. Holland records under various pseudonyms, including Quantic, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Limp Twins, Flowering Inferno, and Ondatrópica.

His music features elements of cumbia, salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk and jazz. Holland plays guitars, bass, double bass, piano, organ, saxophone, accordion and percussion.

His first albums, 2001’s The 5th Exotic and 2002’s Apricot Morning featured vocals from British artists including soul singer Alice Russell, and in 2003, he assembled The Quantic Soul Orchestra, a new project aimed at producing 1960s/1970s style raw funk.

In 2007, Holland moved to Cali, Colombia and set up an analogue studio called Sonido del Valle and recorded and released the Quantic Soul Orchestra album Tropidélico in 2007 and the self-titled debut from his tropical-dub side project, 2008’s Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno, which featured a variety of musicians from the area.

With an impressive 21 albums over his 18 year musical career, Holland continues to create and produce music on his own label, Magnetic Fields. His most recent release, 2017’s Curao is a collaboration with the Columbian artist Nidia Gongora.  He has also produced remixes of over 30 songs. Wikipedia

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