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Best of Quantic
     

The Best of Quantic

by Quantic
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Tru Thoughts
UPC:
5060205152237
catalogNumber:
515223
Rank:
29032

Tracks

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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