Mi Swing Es Tropical
Released: 21st Jan, 2008
Label: Tru Thoughts
‘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.