Quantic and his Combo Barbaro to Release “Caliventura” Remix EP

The “Caliventura EP”, out on March 15th , features remixes by Cut Chemist, J Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day

The “Caliventura EP”, out on March 15th , sees US based producers
Cut Chemist, J Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day giving
the remix treatment to a handful of tracks from Quantic and His
Combo Bárbaro’s immensely acclaimed ‘Tradition In Transition’
album. The EP also features an alternative, previously unreleased
version of the album track, “Albela”.

This essential EP comes in a full color picture sleeve featuring a
photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based
photographer B+ (Mochilla), who has become a key contributor to the
Quantic aesthetic in recent years, and whose critically acclaimed body
of work includes the famous shot for DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing’.
Inside the beautiful sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card
with all five vinyl tracks available on mp3, plus five bonus goodies.
‘Tradition In Transition’, released in Summer 2009, was the inaugural
LP from the newly created Combo Bárbaro, a band of unsurpassed
international talent formed by Will ‘Quantic’ Holland to bring life to his
new musical vision. Heralding more of a progression in sound than an
outright change of direction, with his Combo Bárbaro, Quantic (who
had already released more than ten albums and sold in excess of
100,000 records) set about mining the lesser-tapped musical sources
from the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa and fusing those
rediscovered psychedelic, experimental and rhythmically rich sounds of
the past with deep funk and soul elements and folkloric vocal styles.
The album release immediately garnered a huge amount of acclaim, with
positive reviews and features appearing in magazines across the genres
and around the world, including Q, Mojo, The Independent, XLR8R,
Notion, iDJ, Songlines, DJ Mag and more. The band have toured the
UK, US and Europe to rapturous responses, delivering a scintillating live
display, and Summer 2010 saw them perform at Glastonbury festival,
featuring on BBC TV’s main coverage of the festival. Quantic also
appeared on radio shows including KCRW, NPR, Nemone (BBC
6Music) and the 6Mix, with live band sessions for Craig Charles (BBC
6Music), Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2) and Gilles Peterson (BBC
Radio 1). In this period, the ever-prolific producer also revealed the
second album from his dub-reggae influenced Flowering Inferno
moniker, the highly praised ‘Dog With A Rope’, which came out in July

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Un Canto a Mi Tierra from Quantic on Vimeo.

One of the songs to be remixed on this EP is ‘Un Canto A Mi Tierra’
featuring a stunning vocal turn from Colombian folklore singer Nidia
Góngora – the original version, released as a single and video last year,
has had over 150,000 YouTube hits and continues to be adored around
the world as one of the most popular cuts from the album. The reworks
from J-Boogie and Cut Chemist will doubtless bring even more new
fans to the track. You’ll also find the Daedelus and Computer Jay remix
of the glorious instrumental track, “Undelivered Letter”, which flips this
tune on its head – from classically beautiful, sweeping soundscape to upto-
the-minute glitch fest – in a bold and successful piece of genrehopping.

Quantic Tour Dates:

February 24th @ Club Lambi in Montreal
February 25th @ Barrymore’s Music Hall in Ottawa
February 26th @ The Garrison (Turning Point) in Toronto
February 27th @ Sonar in Quebec City
March 3rd @ Zanzibar in Santa Monica (LA Release Party for the Caliventura Remix EP)
March 4th @ Beauty Bar in Las Vegas (The Get Back)
March 5th @ Orson in San Francisco
March 6th @ Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton (w/ J. Sole)
March 9th @ Butterfly Social Lounge in Chicago
March 10th @ The Standard in Miami – Sunset Sessions
March 10th @ SoBe Live for Next Aid’s ‘Beats Build Hope’ Benefit in Miami (w/ Nickodemus & J. Sole)
March 11th @ Highline Ballroom w/ Los Amigos Invisibles
March 11th @ Nublu w/ Nickodemus (The Barrio Bump)
March 12th @ The Sound Table in Atlanta

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