The boundary-pushing music of Quantic
Quantic is just one of many pseudonyms for the extremely-talented British musician and producer Will Holland. Although he has often released music under other names, such as The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Flowering Inferno, it is as Quantic that he has released the most material, with his 11th album—Atlantic Oscillations—arriving in 2009. Don’t pass up the chance to buy Quantic tickets on StubHub and see this incredible artist live.
One of Britain’s most creative electronic musicians
Although he now resides in the US, it was in Worcestershire, England, where he spent his formative years. Will Holland started to DJ and produce electronic music from the age of 16, and just a few years later, he was travelling around the world playing to packed out venues and collaborating with other artists such as Mr Scruff. One of the most defining aspects of Quantic’s music is that it is constantly evolving, with different albums drawing inspiration from different genres of music from across the globe, such as Latin, soul, and cumbia. His first release, for example, blended electronic music with a heavy dose of funk and soul, whereas later albums such as Atlantic Oscillations have taken cues from Latin music, in particular that of Colombia. The fact that he continues to push the boundaries of electronic music and not get stuck producing the same thing time and time again is perhaps the most exciting aspect of his music, and why fans clamour to buy Quantic tickets and pack out the dancefloors of venues around the world.
Thumping DJ sets and eclectic live band shows
Will Holland is certainly not your cliché electronic music producer. Although he often plays from behind a pair of decks in his club-based DJ sets (such as those in 2019 alongside the equally-talented Bonobo), in his live band concerts, he can be seen showing off his incredible musical talent and playing all kinds of instruments, ranging from accordions and organs to guitars and saxophones. It’s not simply a case of taking inspiration from different genres from all over the world, either. Quantic actively seeks out some of the world’s most talented musicians to feature in his music, such as Nidia Gongora, a singer he discovered while visiting Colombia whose incredible vocals can be heard throughout the album Curao (2017). One of his long-term artistic collaborators is the British soul singer Alice Russell, who also releases music through the Tru Thoughts label. Together they released Look Around The Corner in 2012, and she has often appeared with him live in concert. Between 2001 and 2019, he managed to put out an incredible 22 albums (11 of those as Quantic), ensuring that his gigs are always exciting and varied. The experience of seeing Will Holland live, whether it’s a DJ set in a darkened nightclub or alongside his live band at a concert hall, is one that shouldn’t be missed, so be sure to get Quantic tickets on StubHub for a truly unique musical experience.
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