Red & Blue…

1851318824-TRU286_300ppi_RGB ‘Magnetica’ was released in 2014 as the new album from Quantic, which was announced by The Guardian alongside a premiere of the lead single, “Duvidó” feat. Pongolove. This LP finds British born Will “Quantic” Holland revisiting his roots as an electronic producer, blending cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more, and demonstrating the rare quality and artistry that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world, over more than a decade of releasing music on Tru Thoughts.4/5!

quantic.org

 

Tropical Fever…

 My, oh my! What a great album. For the record, Ondatropica are a bunch of respected artists from Colombia and Latin America in general with the collaboration and production of Will “Quantic” Holland (read the rest in the booklet, included in the deluxe edition). I present to you the deluxe edition of their music, with 2 CDs, 26 tracks of remarkable, world sound, latin, cumbia, Colombian traditional music and a flavor from deep within the jungles of South America. I really don’t want to make a review for you to read. These albums should be listened to, in order to carry the musical tradition from one generation to another. Excellent work. 4.5/5!

ondatropica.com/en

soundwayrecords.com/tag/ondatropica

World Trip…

Το 2011 ο Shawn Lee πήρε τα βουνά και τα λαγκάδια και γύρισε τον κόσμο, με σκοπό την αποτύπωση της funk στη μουσική παράδοση των χωρών. Το “World of Funk” είναι πιτσιλισμένο με τη μπογιά των ηχοχρωμάτων της ανατολής, της νότιας Αμερικής, της Ασίας και δεν συμμαζεύεται. Και όλα αυτά, έχοντας σαν βάση τη funk και soul μουσική. Σαντούρια, μπουζούκια, σιτάρ, bongos, συνεργασίες με Natacha Atlas, Clutchy Hopkins, Nomo και άλλους και ο Shawn Lee κυκλοφορεί ένα ακόμα αριστούργημα, μέσα από τη ματιά του πολυπράγμονα μουσικού. 3.5/5.

shawnlee.net

myspace.com/shawnleemusic