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Audio: New Quantic Album Dropping Soon (Free Bonus Track Included)


Multi-talented producer/DJ/musician Quantic aka The Quantic Soul Orchestra aka The Limp Twins aka Will Holland is a world-trotter who collects sound bites from the countries he visits and brings them together in ground-breaking, genre-defying, boundary-shattering, dance floor worthy tracks we can’t stop listening to. Born the UK but based out of Colombia, his music – a conglomeration of reggae, latin, salsa, cumbia, soul, jazz, funk and electro – reflects the breadth of his travels. For ten years, Quantic has brought Latin and African root music to a broader audience, transmitting with it a grassroots message you can’t help but jive to. To celebrate his innovation and success, Tru Thoughts Records is dropping The Best of Quantic on September 5th in the UK and 13th in the U.S.

Want a free Quantic sample? Do we even have to ask? Are both of those questions rhetorical? Download “Transatlantic,” from his album Apricot Morning for Free (!!) after you take a listen, below.

Listen to "Transatlantic" by Quantic (then download below):

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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