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7-inch series, part 568 – Quantic

Quantic – The Sound of Everything
label: Lovemonk Marulasoulfood
year: 2006
side a: The Sound Of Everything (Watch TV & Señorlobo Reprise)
side b: The Sound Of Everything (Watch TV & Señorlobo Reprise Instrumental)
www.quantic.org | www.myspace.com/quanticmusic

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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Ciudad del Swing
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Ciudad del Swing
side b: Ciudad del Swing (Version)

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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Death of the Revolution
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Death of the Revolution
side b: Make Dub Not War (Making Dub)

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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Juanita Bonita
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Juanita Bonita
side b: Dub del Pacífico

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Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro/Nostalgia 77 Featuring The Fiction Trio – Tru Thoughts Present Black Gold
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2009
side a: Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – Wandering Star
side b: Nostalgia 77 Featuring The Fiction Trio – My Name Is
www.nostalgia77.com | www.myspace.com/nostalgia77

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I heart Quantic. The first single of this batch is number 2 of the Marulasoulfood series of the label I work for, with a nice sleeve and a recipe for some great dish on the backside (I’m sorry, haven’t got the sleeve here with me at present so I can’t tell you what dish – I’ll update when I get home, promise Here it is: “Bacalao estilo Pendulo / Pendulo style cod, courtesy of El Pendulo, C/Reloj 16, Madrid) – music and food recipes, what more could a man ask for? The singer is of course Alice Russell, the remix done by Señorlobo, with whom I will be spinning some tunes tonight at the same Marula club we do the Soulfood series with, and the mythical Watch TV.

On the three Flowering Inferno singles good Will Holland, as his mama calls him, is on a tropical reggae tip playing many instruments himself and inviting a string of Caribbean musicians to play with him. The 45s are the only tracks on vinyl off the Death of the Revolution album – on the CD there are four more.

The last single is the second Black Gold single, a series by Tru Thoughts. Quantic and his new project, of which the album Tradition in Transition will be out in July and is absolutely all killa no filla – believe!, delivers a cumbia version of Portishead‘s “Wandering Star”, while Nostalgia 77 hooks up with The Fiction Trio to turn horrible Eminem‘s horrible “My Name Is” into a dope jazz tune. Both tracks are off the Tru Thoughts Covers album, to be released later this year.

As said, tonight Quantic will be spinning at El Sol at the fabulous Lovemonk Fiesta with live gigs by Soul Vigilantes and Speak Low, and at the afterparty at Marula, where we Lovemonkeys will be dropping tunes as well. Consider yourself invited.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re back

Back from never been gone, as we say in the old country. And back from a little bizz trip to Warsaw, London and Brighton. I had never been to Brighton before, and even though we were only there for a day, it seemed like a very nice city. Visited the good people over at Tru Thoughts HQ and had lunch with the simpáticos of Five Missions More at the exquisite Bill’s café. Bought a couple records there, too, including one by the late great Rogier van Otterloo.

Went on a shopping spree in London on Friday. So sad to see how many record stores have disappeared. Still, I managed to get my hands on a large pile of very fine vinyls old and new, and with the pound sterling this low I didn’t feel guilty at all, for a change.

Warsaw was, err, cold. We were working most of the time so we didn’t get to see much of the city. Had to be careful with my remarks – I very much like the communist architecture, but felt it wouldn’t be appropriate to say anything about it, especially after our designated guide and interpreter expressed his not so positive feelings about the “communist looking” hotel we were staying at.

I’ve been in Madrid for a month and a half now and it feels great. The only thing is that it’s going to take five more months before I can sort out my residence here, as the Madrid government is having problems sorting out all the residence requests. As a member of the E.U. it’s not a problem for me to work here (and pay taxes), but if I want an internet connection at home, or a cell phone contract or whatever, I need to be a resident. So I’m on a borrowed expensive mobile connection now I can’t really use for uploading 45s or downloading large files. Which is why there hardly have been any updates here lately.

I promise to sort that out shortly though. The 45 stack has grown some more since the last entry, so I really need to get on with it. More tings soon come!

Oh and by the way, never trust a white guy with dreads. Believe me, I know.