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Will Holland

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William "Will" Holland is a musician, DJ and record producer from Bewdley, Worcestershire He is based in New York City after spending 7 years in Colombia

He records under various guises, notably, Quantic, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Limp Twins, Flowering Inferno, and Ondatrópica His music draws upon elements of cumbia, salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk and jazz Holland plays guitars, bass, double bass, piano, organ, saxophone, accordion and percussion Much of his sound is original composition with little in the way of sampling of other artists' material

Holland also has his own label Magnetic Fields on which he releases heavy soul and funk He has also taken on remix duties for over 30 songs


  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Albums
    • 22 Singles
    • 23 Collaborations on individual songs by other artists
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


His albums The 5th Exotic 2001 and Apricot Morning 2002 featured vocals from British artists including soul singer Alice Russell In 2003, he assembled The Quantic Soul Orchestra, a new project aimed at producing 60s/70s style raw funk, playing guitar himself, and featuring other musicians including his saxophonist sister, Lucy Holland"1

In 2007, Holland moved to Cali, Colombia He set up an analogue studio "Sonido del Valle" and recorded and released The Quantic Soul Orchestra album Tropidélico 2007 and the self-titled debut from his tropical-dub side project, Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno 2008, which featured a variety of musicians from the area He subsequently assembled the Combo Bárbaro Bárbaro is colloquially referred to as very talented in Colombia2

Holland's 2008 collaboration with Nickodemus "Mi swing es tropical" was featured on an Apple iPod television commercial3



Holland has self produced eighteen studio albums under various pseudonyms All albums were released on the label Tru Thoughts from Brighton:

Sortable table
Date Main recording artist Album
2001 Quantic The 5th Exotic
2002 Quantic Apricot Morning
2003 The Limp Twins Tales from Beyond the Groove
2003 The Quantic Soul Orchestra Stampede
2004 Quantic Mishaps Happening
2005 The Quantic Soul Orchestra Pushin' On
2006 Quantic One Off's Remixes and B Sides
2006 Quantic An Announcement to Answer
2006 Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra I'm Thankful
2007 The Quantic Soul Orchestra Tropidélico
2008 Flowering Inferno Death of the Revolution
2009 Flowering Inferno Dog with a Rope
2009 The Combo Bárbaro Tradition in Transition
2010 Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro Look Around the Corner
2011 Quantic The Best of Quantic
2012 Los Miticos del Ritmo Los Miticos del Ritmo
2012 Ondatrópica Ondatrópica
2014 Quantic Magnetica
2015 Quantic Presents The Western Transient A New Constellation
2016 Flowering Inferno 1000 Watts
2017 Quantic & Nidia Góngora Curao


2009 with his Quantic Soul Orchestra, NYC
  • 2001: Quantic - "We Got Soul"
  • 2001: The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Super 8"
  • 2001: The Limp Twins - "Living Well"
  • 2001: Quantic - "Life in the Rain"
  • 2002: Quantic feat Aspects - "Primate Boogaloo"
  • 2002: Quantic feat Alice Russell - "Sweet Calling"
  • 2002: Quantic - "Apricot Morning"
  • 2002: Quantic - "Through These Eyes"
  • 2003: Quantic - "Search the Heavens"
  • 2004: Quantic - "Mishaps Happening"
  • 2005: Quantic feat Spanky Wilson - "Don't Joke with a Hungry Man"
  • 2005: Quantic - "Perception"
  • 2005: Quantic - "One Off's Remixes and B Sides"
  • 2006: Quantic - "The Sound of Everything"
  • 2006: Quantic feat Alice Russell - "Somebody's Gonna Love You"
  • 2006: Quantic - "Tell It Like You Mean It"
  • 2007: Quantic - "Sabor"
  • 2008: Quantic & Nickodemus - "Mi swing es tropical"
  • 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Juanita Bonita"
  • 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Death of the Revolution"
  • 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Cuidad del Swing"
  • 2008: Quantic - "When You're Through"
  • 2009: Quantic & Nickodemus - "Sun People"
  • 2011: Quantic - "Sol Clap"
  • 2011: Quantic & Los Miticos del Ritmo - "Hiphop en Cumbia"
  • 2012: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "Look Around the Corner"
  • 2012: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "Magdalena"
  • 2013: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "I'd Cry"
  • 2013: Quantic & Ana Tijoux - "Doo Wop That Thing"
  • 2013: Quantic & Nidia Góngora - "Muévelo negro"
  • 2014: Quantic - "Duvidó"
  • 2014: Quantic & Alice Russell - "You Will Return"
  • 2014: Quantic - "Spark It"
  • 2014: Quantic - "El Yagé" self-released

Collaborations on individual songs by other artistsedit

Holland has collaborated and was featured on many recordings by other musicians, including listed alphabetically:

  • DJ Greyboy, on the track "Got to Be a Love" from the album Soul Mosaic 2004
  • Kinny, on the track "Enough Said" 2008
  • Lanu, on the track "Mother Earth" from the album This Is My Home 2007
  • Mr Scruff, on the tracks "It's Dancing Time" 2002, "Giraffe Walk" 2006 and "Donkey Ride" 2008
  • Nickodemus, as co-producer for "La lluvia", "Didibina" on the album Sun People 2009, and on "Conmigo" 2012 as Guitarist
  • Nostalgia 77, on the track "Thing" 2004; as Saxophonist
  • Alice Russell, on the track "Somebody's Gonna Love You" from the album Under the Munka Moon 2004
  • Transgressors, on the tracks "Will Power" and "Money for Born, Money for Die" from the single Will Power 2012; as Guitarist
  • The Whitefield Brothers on the track "Lullaby for Lagos" from the album Earthology 2009; as Guitarist


  1. ^ "Quantic" NME Retrieved 22 April 2009 
  2. ^ "Quantic & B+ Album, Film, Photo, Q&A" Choice Cuts Retrieved 22 April 2009 
  3. ^ "YouTube" Apple Retrieved 1 July 2008 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Quantic at Allmusic
  • Tru Thoughtscouk

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