Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul
Tags: downtempo electronic chillout nu jazz funk trip-hop electronica lounge acid jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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By dictionary definition, quantic is a homogenous function of two or more variables. ‘I was doing a lot of mathematics’, says this UK project’s Will Holland (Bewdley, Worcestershire, England), ‘and this seemed like the best name as it describes a whole with two or more variables.’ Producer, remixer and musician Holland first released music under the Quantic moniker via the Breakin’ Bread 7-inch imprint, and on subsequent albums The 5th Exotic (2002) and Apricot Morning (2002) fused a jazz sensibility with dancefloor orientated grooves. Afro-beat, brass (derived from samples and courtesy of his sister’s playing), and tight breaks combined for sedentary listening. Featuring guest vocals from Alice Russell, MC EQ, and Bristol-based hip-hop crew Aspects, the unusually titled latter album took its name from the colour of the sky when Holland would return to his home at sunrise after a night DJing.

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