Out on 13th May on the essential Tru Thoughts label, ‘A life worth living’ is the taken from the latest album from the incredibly prolific Quantic aka British producer, musician and band-leader Will Holland, in his tropical dub infused guise, the Flowering Inferno project. It features legendary Jamaican toaster U-Roy, about whom Holland says “I’m a big fan of his, and have many of his old dub plate versions in my record collection”, as well as long time associate Alice Russell.
A life worth living is classic reggae roots, a big dollop of sunshine into your life as it saunters along, heavy on the sound effeects and heavier on the brass who put down these laid back riffs. Russell lays down her vocals with suitable soulful delivery, the harmonies rolling into eachother. Throw in some shards of organ and U-Roys inimitable calling, and Quantic has hit on something classic, as he looks back to moving things forward.
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In May 2016, as part of the ‘Tropical Elevation’ tour, Quantic brings his new live band set-up bringing ‘1000 Watts’ to the UK, along with a dancefloor-shaking selection of sounds from across his projects. Details below
Sun May 15 – The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, Kesgrave
Tues May 17 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Weds May 18 – CONSTELLATIONS, Liverpool
Thus May 19 – Village Underground, London
Fri May 20 – Band on The Wall, Manchester
Sat May 21 – Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland