Will Holland performing with 'Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro' in 2009
|Also known as||Quantic|
|Associated acts||The Quantic Soul Orchestra
The Limp Twins
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro
He records under various guises, notably, Quantic, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Limp Twins, Flowering Inferno, and Ondatrópica. His music draws upon elements of cumbia, salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk and jazz. Holland plays guitars, bass, double bass, piano, organ, saxophone, accordion and percussion. Much of his sound is original composition with little in the way of sampling of other artists' material.
Holland also has his own label Magnetic Fields on which he releases heavy soul and funk. He has also taken on remix duties for over 30 songs.
His albums The 5th Exotic (2001) and Apricot Morning (2002) featured vocals from British artists including soul singer Alice Russell. In 2003, he assembled The Quantic Soul Orchestra, a new project aimed at producing 60s/70s style raw funk, playing guitar himself, and featuring other musicians including his saxophonist sister, Lucy Holland."
In 2007, Holland moved to Cali, Colombia. He set up an analogue studio "Sonido del Valle" and recorded and released The Quantic Soul Orchestra album Tropidélico (2007) and the self-titled debut from his tropical-dub side project, Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno (2008), which featured a variety of musicians from the area. He subsequently assembled the Combo Bárbaro (Bárbaro is colloquially referred to as very talented in Colombia).
Holland's 2008 collaboration with Nickodemus "Mi swing es tropical" was featured on an Apple iPod television commercial.
|Date||Main recording artist||Album|
|2001||Quantic||The 5th Exotic|
|2003||The Limp Twins||Tales from Beyond the Groove|
|2003||The Quantic Soul Orchestra||Stampede|
|2005||The Quantic Soul Orchestra||Pushin' On|
|2006||Quantic||One Off's Remixes and B Sides|
|2006||Quantic||An Announcement to Answer|
|2006||Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra||I'm Thankful|
|2007||The Quantic Soul Orchestra||Tropidélico|
|2008||Flowering Inferno||Death of the Revolution|
|2009||Flowering Inferno||Dog with a Rope|
|2009||The Combo Bárbaro||Tradition in Transition|
|2010||Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro||Look Around the Corner|
|2011||Quantic||The Best of Quantic|
|2012||Los Miticos del Ritmo||Los Miticos del Ritmo|
|2015||Quantic Presents The Western Transient||A New Constellation|
|2016||Flowering Inferno||1000 Watts|
|2017||Quantic & Nidia Góngora||Curao|
- 2001: Quantic - "We Got Soul"
- 2001: The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Super 8"
- 2001: The Limp Twins - "Living Well"
- 2001: Quantic - "Life in the Rain"
- 2002: Quantic feat. Aspects - "Primate Boogaloo"
- 2002: Quantic feat. Alice Russell - "Sweet Calling"
- 2002: Quantic - "Apricot Morning"
- 2002: Quantic - "Through These Eyes"
- 2003: Quantic - "Search the Heavens"
- 2004: Quantic - "Mishaps Happening"
- 2005: Quantic feat. Spanky Wilson - "Don't Joke with a Hungry Man"
- 2005: Quantic - "Perception"
- 2005: Quantic - "One Off's Remixes and B Sides"
- 2006: Quantic - "The Sound of Everything"
- 2006: Quantic feat. Alice Russell - "Somebody's Gonna Love You"
- 2006: Quantic - "Tell It Like You Mean It"
- 2007: Quantic - "Sabor"
- 2008: Quantic & Nickodemus - "Mi swing es tropical"
- 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Juanita Bonita"
- 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Death of the Revolution"
- 2008: Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - "Cuidad del Swing"
- 2008: Quantic - "When You're Through"
- 2009: Quantic & Nickodemus - "Sun People"
- 2011: Quantic - "Sol Clap"
- 2011: Quantic & Los Miticos del Ritmo - "Hiphop en Cumbia"
- 2012: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "Look Around the Corner"
- 2012: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "Magdalena"
- 2013: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - "I'd Cry"
- 2013: Quantic & Ana Tijoux - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
- 2013: Quantic & Nidia Góngora - "Muévelo negro"
- 2014: Quantic - "Duvidó"
- 2014: Quantic & Alice Russell - "You Will Return"
- 2014: Quantic - "Spark It"
- 2014: Quantic - "El Yagé" (self-released)
Collaborations on individual songs by other artists
Holland has collaborated and was featured on many recordings by other musicians, including (listed alphabetically):
- DJ Greyboy, on the track "Got to Be a Love" from the album Soul Mosaic (2004).
- Kinny, on the track "Enough Said" (2008).
- Lanu, on the track "Mother Earth" from the album This Is My Home (2007).
- Mr. Scruff, on the tracks "It's Dancing Time" (2002), "Giraffe Walk" (2006) and "Donkey Ride" (2008).
- Nickodemus, as co-producer for "La lluvia", "Didibina" on the album Sun People (2009), and on "Conmigo" (2012) as Guitarist.
- Nostalgia 77, on the track "Thing" (2004); as Saxophonist.
- Alice Russell, on the track "Somebody's Gonna Love You" from the album Under the Munka Moon (2004).
- Transgressors, on the tracks "Will Power" and "Money for Born, Money for Die" from the single Will Power (2012); as Guitarist.
- The Whitefield Brothers on the track "Lullaby for Lagos" from the album Earthology (2009); as Guitarist.