Will Holland, a.k.a. Quantic, is by far our all-time favorite honorary Latino. Not only has he showed commitment to the cause of his cultural adoption by relocating to Colombia and learning to play accordion, but he’s also been exploring the roots of soulful Latin music for almost a decade, both as a curator and creator, and doing a remarkable job in both departments.
Busy with so many side projects (Ondatrópica, Los Míticos del Ritmo, Alice Russell, The Flowering Inferno…) the prolific British producer hadn’t been able to put out a full album under his own name since 2006. “Águas de Sorongo” is the second single to surface online off the upcoming Magnetica (dropping worldwide on June 10th through Tru-Thoughts), an album that aims to unite the heterogenous cosmos of Quantic’s multiculti influences in one piece of wax. Here we have him doing a gorgeous, laid-back piece with Afro-Brazilian singer Thalma de Freitas. I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to check out the rest.
Quantic takes the stage Wednesday, June 25th at the Roxy in Los Angeles with support from Subsuelo resident DJs Canyon Cody, Gozar, Ethos, and Gazoo. Head over to Remezcla’s event page to win tickets to the live show.
Listen to “Águas de Sorongo” below, and pre-order the album here.