Quantic – aka Will Holland. If you don’t know then get to know, this guy is a freak musical genius who has achieved in less than a decade what most artists could only achieve in a lifetime..
EDIT – grab his BBC6 mix over here now!
Quantic – the producer
Since 2001 Quantic has produced Four artist albums, Five additional albums as part of the Quantic Soul Orchestra and Limp Twins and close to 40 remixes, not to mention co-production and other monikers. His tracks have been a regular feature in the Dj sets of Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Richard Dorfmeister and any other eclectic / funk / jazz dj worth their salt, Quantic’s production has had a profound effect on the scene and his drive to cover new musical horizons is unrelenting – no two Quantic produced albums are the same. His most recent outing saw him move to south america to explore music and record with artists from Colombia, Pueto Rico and Panama to produce the most recent Quantic Soul Orchestra album – Tropedelico. (Check out Jeej’s full review here)
Quantic – the DJ
Aside from being a great musician, Quantic is also great Dj, his sets full of the freshest Nu-jazz / Funk / Drum & Bass as well as the standard collection of bootlegs, white labels and rare jems from his record digging across the globe.
I found a BBC mix from Quantic which was recorded last year on my HDD but i’m not sure if it is still available, i’ll have to try to find a way to upload it as it has some killer tunes in it from all across the board. Tracklist is here.
Quantic – the Gig
To my great excitement I recently heard that Quantic was planning a fleeting visit to London to play a gig at Cargo on Friday 30th November. I’m looking forward to a great night full of all the stuff mentioned above, photos to come…