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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):

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Quantic-Transatlantic.mp3|titles="Transatlantic" by Quantic]

 

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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