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R&B - Released May 23, 2013 | Lovemonk - Marula Soulfood

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Electronic/Dance - Released June 21, 2019 | Tru Thoughts

Will Holland, aka Quantic, has finally made his return as a solo artist. The prolific musician and boss of Tru Thoughts record label has kept himself busy with a number of side projects, including releasing a jazz album with The Western Transient and a dub album with Flowering Inferno. Five years since the release of his album Magnetica he now brings us the sequel, Atlantic Oscillations. It features a track with the same name which he describes as an intentionally “bad disco tune”, reminiscent of the edits played by DJs in Brooklyn. it was here that he settled after living in Columbia for several years.Quantic blends disco, soul, pop, electro, Latin and African rhythms, synthetic and natural sounds together as seamlessly as ever. Incendium is a beautiful track in a slightly breezier Daft Punk-esque style, whereas September Blues is much groovier with its string instrumentals. Tierra Mama features Colombian singer Nidia Góngora and provides the perfect soundtrack for a ride along the Pacific coast exploring Afro-Cuban styles. You’ll also find Motivic Retrograde with its synth-amplified Malian guitar riff that almost sounds like glass rubbing, as well as the marimba in La Reflexión. Last but not least is Now or Never featuring the superb, soulful vocals of Alice Russell, making this album even classier. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 7, 2019 | Tru Thoughts

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House - Released March 13, 2019 | Tru Thoughts

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 9, 2019 | Tru Thoughts

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Electronic/Dance - Released April 16, 2019 | Tru Thoughts

Dance - Released July 24, 2006 | Tru Thoughts

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Will Holland, the man behind Quantic, has a way of avoiding those attributes often associated with electronica that lead to criticisms of it being a cold and detached music. Maybe it's because he often uses live instrumentation as well as samples, maybe it's because of what he chooses to explore within his work, or maybe it's just a less tangible talent that Holland possesses, something that repels him from a mechanized sound towards something a lot more real. All of these things are certainly found on Quantic's fourth release, An Announcement to Answer. It's a warm, fun album, full of measured guitar riffs, cascading horns, complex rhythms, and multiple stylistic influences, from his familiar broken beat in "Bomb in a Trumpet Factory" to the salsa of "Sabor"; from the Japanese-inspired flute of "Blow Your Horn" to the loungey house in "Meet Me at the Pomegranate Tree" or to the hip-hop in "Ticket to Know Where." And yet nothing on the record seems forced or discordant or out of place, it all comes together calmly and perfectly and seamlessly, instruments entering and fading out, looped and interesting, the beat staying strong, the vocals, if any (rapper Ohmega Watts and singers Tempo and Noelle Scaggs all contribute), present and important without dominating. There are only two tracks that use solely studio equipment, the opener and the closer, but both -- the airy "Absence Heard, Presence Felt," with its strings from an old French movie, stills of the Eiffel Tower and narrow Parisian streets mixed with modern drum tracks and jazzy horns, and "Tell It Like You Mean It," all held chords and plaintive intensity -- sound as immediate as anything else on the album, and if anything, simply show off Holland's ability in the studio. It's accessible, intelligent, and engaging; yet another impressive display of the power and vitality that electronic music can have if done right, and enough to convince naysayers who may say otherwise. ~ Marisa Brown

World - Released September 8, 2014 | Tru Thoughts

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Dance - Released February 2, 2015 | Tru Thoughts

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Miscellaneous - Released April 27, 2015 | Tru Thoughts

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R&B - Released June 16, 2014 | Tru Thoughts

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Trance - Released March 17, 2014 | Tru Thoughts

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