Monday 4th November, 2013
“Muévelo Negro” / “Ñanguita” is out now on Tru Thoughts. All the super limited striped 12" vinyl have sold out, but if you're quick you may get one of the limited red transparent 12” vinyl.
A new Quantic record is always a cause for excitement among the followers of dance music’s worldly evolution. On this new material, the prolific and influential producer/musician collaborates with Colombian singer Nidia Góngora (who also features in his Combo Bárbaro and Ondatrópica groups) for a progressive and experimental take on the Pacific music of Colombia. Dance led and rhythmically complex, this modern slant on a folkloric tradition brings a deep and cutting edge club sound.
Both songs here are original compositions, written by Quantic and Nidia Góngora with the express intention of being more tech-led and computer produced than the organic, live band-oriented material they have previously made together. This is a record based on the nuances and traditions of the music from the lower Pacific side of Colombia – a music normally referred to as Curulao - and more specifically Góngora’s home village of Timbiquí (the unique location featured in the video for a previous collaborative track, Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro’s “Un Canto A Mi Tierra”). The use of a female vocal chorus, percussion from the region and Marimba accompaniment further colours the songs with this Pacific palette.