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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - 'A Life Worth Living feat. U-Roy & Alice Russell' is out now worldwide!

Published: Fri 13th May, 2016

Is there any musical genre that Will Holland touches that doesn't turn to gold?" – DJ MAG

Quantic sits loosely alongside global music adventurers such as Damon Albarn and DJ Gilles Peterson – THE GUARDIAN

He does it every time!” - GILLES PETERSON (BBC 6MUSIC)

“Impressively diverse” – 4 STARS - MOJO  


Out TODAY, “A Life Worth Living feat. U-Roy & Alice Russell” brings the first tantalising taste of ‘1000 Watts’, the new album from Quantic’s acclaimed tropical dub-infused Flowering Inferno project. With vocals from Jamaican reggae legend U-Roy and long-time Quantic collaborator Alice Russell, the 12” vinyl single boasts the long version of the track with an exclusive Quantic Dub on the B-side, while the download card and digital version of the single also highlight the album version of the song.




Laden with positive spirit and hazy tropical heat, the chorus of this single sees renowned soul singer Alice Russell reprising the delicate, Minnie-Riperton-esque vocal style that captivated the world on the Quantic & Alice Russell album (and BBC 6Music Playlisted single of the same name) ‘Look Around The Corner’. Russell’s ethereal harmonies play off the charismatic stylings of toaster extraordinaire U-Roy, who is fondly known as the Originator for his central role in the evolution of dub music. “I'm a big fan of his, and have many of his old dub plate versions in my record collection”, enthuses Will “Quantic” Holland. Having laid down the instrumental track in Los Angeles – with a hypnotically catchy horn riff layered over rootsy, dub-fuelled production - Holland then recorded Russell’s contribution in London before U-Roy added his part in Jamaica, vibing over the whole track in his inimitable style.


'1000 Watts' drops June 17th until then in March, April and May 2016, the ‘Tropical Elevation’ tour (dates below) sees Quantic and his new live band set-up bringing ‘1000 Watts’ into the live arena, along with a dancefloor-shaking selection of sounds from across his projects.



North America:

Mar 16                   The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI

Mar 17                   The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

Mar 19                   1st Ward / Chop Shop, Chicago, IL

Mar 20                   Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN

Mar 30                   Music Box, San Diego, CA

Mar 31                   El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Apr 1                        Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, CA

Apr 2                        Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Apr 3                        Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA

Apr 7                        Star Theater, Portland, OR 

Apr 8                        Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA

Apr 9                        The Imperial, Vancouver, Canada

Apr 10                     Banff Centre, Banff, Canada



May 10                    North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 11                    Bird, Rotterdam, Netherlands

May 12                    Dok, Ghent, Belgium

May 13                    La Bellevilloise, Paris, France

May 14                    Gretchen, Berlin, Germany

May 15                    Funk & Soul Weekender, Camber sands, UK

May 17                    Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK

May 18                    Constellations, Liverpool, UK

May 19                    Village Underground, London, UK

May 20                    Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK

May 21                    Sugar Club, Dublin, Eire

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