The 5th Exotic
Released: 19th Jun, 2001
Label: Tru Thoughts
Recorded in his bedroom and completed before he’d even turned 21, the album was both an omen of great things to come and definitive proof of a vibrant UK DIY music scene.
Spanning multiple tempos and musical flavours including jazz, soul, funk and hip hop, the tracks which make up ‘The 5th Exotic’ are both distinctive and cohesive.
All in all, an accomplished debut album with a sound and style that still sounds original to this day.
Peter Kruder “One of the best mid-tempo rockers this year – excellent record!”
IDJ “The 5th Exotic features all sorts of aural delights, from downtempo beats and nu-funk to drum & bass and two-step”
Richard Dorfmeister “One of the best beats albums I’ve heard in a long time”
Knowledge Magazine “Organic in sound and a touch melancholic throughout, The 5th Exotic stirs up an intoxicating brew of jazz, funk, hip hop and b-movie flavas. Further proof of Tru Thoughts inspired musical outlook”
Wax Magazine “Tru Thoughts uncover another gem from the bedroom producer massive”
DJ Magazine “Quantic delivers a nicely balanced mix of up and downtempo beats, breaks and hip hop-led instrumentalism. A sterling debut”