Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars - Mi Swing Es Tropical (7 inch)
Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars - Mi Swing Es Tropical
(7") Tru Thoughts TRU7143, 2008-01-21
At long last this bona fide gem of a record get s a vinyl release on Tru Thoughts. Though it created a huge underground stir when first released this track blew up when it was taken on by Apple for their Worldwide ad campaign for summer 2007. Featured exclusively on this 7 is a brand new instrumental cut. Limited copies available well before official release!
A1. Mi Swing Es Tropical
B1. Mi Swing Es Tropical (Instrumental)
Press Release :
"Skilfully blending players across different continents" - The Independent
"Quantic is a music genius who has created a true world music sound, one that is universal to all..." - Clash Magazine
"Quantic has become a byword for quality" - Straight No Chaser
"It is becoming increasingly tricky to find fault with the immaculate work of this prolific producer" - Notion Magazine
'Mi Swing Es Tropical' has been in huge demand since featuring on a recent worldwide iTunes advert. It was first released on a Shapes Compilation in 2006 and featured again on Shapes 07:02 in Nov 2007. Finally it is on a seven inch release.
This outstanding track was produced by Quantic and Nickodemus in Puerto Rico. Nickodemus had been recording there for a while and invited Quantic over when the pair met whilst DJing in Brooklyn. The result is this beautiful collaboration, which also features local musicians The Candela Allstars and previous Quantic collaborator Tempo, with rousing vocals sung in Spanish.
'Mi Swing Es Tropical' is a step away from Will Holland's alternative dance sound on previous albums. It gives a real insight into the musical development of Quantic since his relocation to Colombia, and how Central American music has sculpted his sound and been embraced into his production styles. Strong elements of Rumba, Cumbia, Guaguancó and descarga rhythms are to be found here, alongside the soul and signature Quantic Funk.
The B-side to this single is the previously unreleased instrumental version of 'Mi Swing Es Tropical' that trips along with the same Hispanic verve and super catchy hook, but capturing a slightly more chilled out vibe.
Quantic's progression in sound is perfectly demonstrated on the album 'Tropidelicó' by the Quantic Soul Orchestra, which was released in October 2007 to much critical acclaim.
Quantic will be playing DJ sets throughout December and The Quantic Soul Orchestra will be touring in 2008. Keep an eye on the Tru Thoughts website for details.