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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
DJ Quantic is more than just an obsessive crate-digger; his decade-long quest to locate and document the roots of the music he loves has finally led him to settle in Cali, Colombia, so as to be able to spend more time working directly with that city's vibrant music scene. The 32 tracks on this two-disc retrospective gather together some of the fruits of his long musical labors, many of which reflect a growing fascination with Latin America while others dig into vintage funk, soul, and reggae sounds. You'll hear skittering orchestral funk with soulful female vocals (the great Spanky Wilson on "I'm Thankful"), a sort of Latin-jazz-reggae hybrid ("Linda Morena," credited to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
DJ Quantic is more than just an obsessive crate-digger; his decade-long quest to locate and document the roots of the music he loves has finally led him to settle in Cali, Colombia, so as to be able to spend more time working directly with that city's vibrant music scene. The 32 tracks on this two-disc retrospective gather together some of the fruits of his long musical labors, many of which reflect a growing fascination with Latin America while others dig into vintage funk, soul, and reggae sounds. You'll hear skittering orchestral funk with soulful female vocals (the great Spanky Wilson on "I'm Thankful"), a sort of Latin-jazz-reggae hybrid ("Linda Morena," credited to Quantic & His Combo Barbaro), lush orchestral strings with pentatonic piano noodlings ("The Dreaming Mind, Pt. 1"), and straight-up reggae ("Dog with a Rope"). Interestingly, you'll also encounter some mediocre thudding Latin house ("Sol Clap"), a subtle electronic deconstruction of a dynamic cumbia groove ("Cumbia Clash"), and a couple of brilliant appearances by the British retro-soul singer Alice Russell, whose contributions on "Pushin' On" and, especially, the brilliantly stripped-down "Left & Right" are two of the album's highlights. A collection like this is bound to be somewhat uneven, but this one is an unusually varied grab bag of musical pleasures.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • EAN: 5060205152237
  • Catalog Number: 515223
  • Sales rank: 25,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time is the Enemy (3:43)
  2. 2 Cuidad Del Swing - Flowering Inferno (4:34)
  3. 3 I'm Thankful - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (4:04)
  4. 4 The Dreaming Mind, Pt. 1 - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (4:35)
  5. 5 Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight) (1:55)
  6. 6 Linda Morena - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (8:28)
  7. 7 Sunday Driver - The Limp Twins (3:29)
  8. 8 Absence Heard, Presence Felt (3:08)
  9. 9 Dog With a Rope - Flowering Inferno (3:13)
  10. 10 Wandering Star - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (4:05)
  11. 11 Enough Said - Kinny (4:34)
  12. 12 Echate Pa'lla - Flowering Inferno (3:45)
  13. 13 Who Knows - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (4:41)
  14. 14 New Morning - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (6:50)
  15. 15 Cumbia Clash (5:15)
  16. 16 Left & Right - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (6:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mi Swing Es Tropical - Tempo & The Candela Allstars (3:54)
  2. 2 Transatlantic (4:43)
  3. 3 Life In the Rain (6:35)
  4. 4 Pushin' On - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (3:18)
  5. 5 Don't Joke With a Hungry Man (5:18)
  6. 6 Search the Heavens (5:53)
  7. 7 Sabor (7:00)
  8. 8 Not So Blue (5:06)
  9. 9 Sol Clap (3:52)
  10. 10 Death of the Revolution - Flowering Inferno (4:03)
  11. 11 Hold It Down - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (2:54)
  12. 12 Somebody's Gonna Love You (4:23)
  13. 13 Enyere Kumbara - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (4:02)
  14. 14 Elemental - The Limp Twins (2:52)
  15. 15 Super 8 - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (3:23)
  16. 16 Perception (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quantic Primary Artist
Spanky Wilson Vocals
Angel Hernandez Trumpet
William Holland Bass, Guitar
Wilfredo Ayerbe Peña Clarinet, Saxophone
Esteban Copete Gaita
Technical Credits
Lee Oskar Composer
Spanky Wilson Composer
Harold Brown Composer
Howard Scott Composer
Mike Simmonds Composer
Charles Miller Composer
Geoff Barrow Composer
Beth Gibbons Composer
Will Holland Composer
Hector Alomar Composer
Morris Dickerson Composer
Julian Angulo Composer
Alfredito Linares Arranger
Gerald Goldstein Composer
Robert Luis Liner Notes
Alice Russell Composer
Nickodemus Composer
Caitlin Simpson Composer
Corey Mwamba Composer
William Holland Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
M. Black Composer
Schmid Composer
Lewis Heriz Cover Art
Todd Simon Composer
Russell Porter Arranger, Composer
Lonnie Jordan Le Roy Composer
Thomas Sylvester Composer
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