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Quantic Spends ‘A Day In’ w/ OKP TV + Plays His Angolan & Ethiopian Records

Quantic shares his record collection with Okayplayer TV in 'A Day In' on the eve of his new trans-Atlantic inspired album 'Magenetica'.


Okayplayer TV were invited to stop by the eclectic beatmaker Quantic's (aka Will Holland), Brooklyn crib to listen to some records and talk some music for “A Day In” on OKPTV. The episode takes place on the eve of Quantic’s new album, Magnetica (set to drop on June 10th on Tru Thoughts) which is primed to be a truly trans-Atlantic affair with artists and sounds coming in from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The first single off the new record (Quantic's first strictly solo affair since 2006), "Duvidó" features the fiery vocals of Luanda-born artist Pongolove. The LP also features collaborations with Ethiopian-born musician Dereb the Ambassador and Jamaican reggae singer/rapper Shinehead. In the episode, the world-traveling producer shares some of his favorite records, including a track from legendary Colombian salsa artist Fruko. Quantic was sure to explain how Fruko (who features on Magnetica) pushed the limits of Colombian salsa music, and also speak of the underlying soul that ties his seemingly random, geographically-diverse musical inspirations together. Check out the full 'Day In With Quantic' on Okayplayer TV below.

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Videographers: Jake Remington + Allison Swank

Editor: Jake Remington (Collabo!)

Magnetica Live Tour Dates:

6/11: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

6/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

6/13: New York, NY @ Drom

6/14: Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Festival

6/15: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

6/17: Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Jazz Festival

6/19: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West at King Plow

6/20: Austin, TX @ Empire (Control Room)

6/22: South Park, CO @ Sonic Bloom Festival

6/25: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

6/27: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge

6/28: Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Jazz Festival

6/29: Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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