TRACK: Teletronix – ‘Metropolitan’ – Quantic gets bitten by the 8-bit

Will Holland, aka Quantic

WILL HOLLAND – aka eclectic polyrhythmic producer Quantic – has just released a strictly limited, clear vinyl 7” (250 only!) – under the latest of his many aliases, Teletronix.

And for those of you who like your beats to carry big retrotronic vibes, this is a treat.

A-side “Metropolitan” grafts the Latin percussive polyrhythms he has become famous for into a retro-synthy, 8-bit setting, coming over all gorgeously lo-fi electro a la 1979. It’s a quirky sketch of a groove with a little bit of Money Mark, a little bit of Tom Tom Club and Pierre Henry,  and a barrel load of hipswing and fun.

B-side “Assorted Dub Sirens” is a little set of DJ Tools, like the A-side, conceived and created using Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 mini-synth. It’s little droplets of pure Delia Derbyshire.

Teletronix becomes the fourth artist to release a single on Will’s nascent Selva imprint this year, following vinyl by Quantic as ‘himself’, an instrumental psych nugget by Brooklyn’s Favorite People, and a wonderful old-skool Colombian groove from Juancho Vargas con Ondatropica. 

Selva comes as a natural extension of Selva Studios, Quantic’s grand and wooden-furnished, analogue recording home in Brooklyn. 

A label compilation is due later in the year; as always with the many colours of Quantic’s coat, Selva looks to be a delight for the vinyl crate-diggers to watch.

You can listen to and order the 7″ here:

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