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.


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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video)

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