Quantic and Sinkane DJ sets with DC Analog Soul Club at Tropicalia in DC 3/13/15
Quantic Presents - 45 rpm, a North American Tour. Musician, Producer and DJ Selector Will Holland, aka Quantic, returns to the road to present a month long North American tour devoted to the beloved 45 rpm record. Will Holland has been traveling with a box of 45's under his arm since beginning his DJ career at the age of 16. Now, with over 18 studio albums and countless singles, he's hitting the road to spin his unique sound of tropical-soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm. Spinning a mix of original material, personally cut on dub plates by Holland himself, and a choice selection of tunes culled from a lifetime of crate digging, he'll be filling up dance floors in 18 cities across North America from March 11th - April 5th.
Known for his devotion to analogue recording-techniques and creative, postmodern studio sessions, Holland wanted to highlight the humble vinyl disc which has kept dance floors alive since their conception in 1949. 'The simplicity of the format of a 45 makes for a objective approach to music' says Holland, 'the 45 is the music lover's choice short and sweet, rich and telling.' The 45 has forever been linked with the dance floor; whether in the cover-up label dances of the Northern Soul era, or Reggae-era specials spinning on Jamaican speaker stacks, or, with the chart topping singles of the 80's pop era. With the rise in interest and sale of vinyl in the past few years and an all-around appreciation for vinyl, Holland will be offering an exclusive limited edition 45 for sale throughout the tour.
Born in London, teethed in Sudan, raised in Utah and schooled in Brooklyn, Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) has as much right as anyone to attempt a global style of pop music. He will be joining Quantic this special night to DJ as well. Sinkane music is derived from many bands, musical styles and feelings: Kraut, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Dream pop, Jazz, Drone, Classic Rock whatever you want to call it. It is ever changing/evolving. DC-based Analog Soul Club with host an all-star cast of all-vinyl selectors building an vibe-arc before Sinkane and Quantic's sets. Analog Soul Club selectors: The Sol Power All-Stars, Neville C (Neal Becton of Som Records), Mettabanna (Besnik Hyseni), Yalla (Farrah Hassen), Crown Vic (Electric Cowbell Records) A night to remember is in the works!
Media partners: Bump 'N Grind, Okayafrica, The Vinyl District, Analog Soul Club
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