First Listen: Quantic, ‘Dog With A Rope’


Quantic (a.k.a. Will Holland) is now based in Cali, Colombia, where he started his latest project, Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno. Its latest album, Dog With a Rope, features Colombian musicians playing over Holland’s genre-blending production. Take, for example, “Dub y Guaguanco,” where the beat is driven by a traditional mambo feel, but adds a hip-hop tinge to modernize the sound, or “Portada Del Mar,” where a reggae pattern rolls under a jazzy sax and trilling trumpet. These juxtapositions can be startling, but they never feel out of place. Holland’s tropical rhythms and South American sounds have always brought me back to sticky summer nights on that deck, and his latest work will keep me there. NPR.ORG

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Dog with a Rope & Cuidad del Swing Version

~ by castleqwayr on June 28, 2010.

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