Album: Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, Tradition in Transition, (Tru Thoughts)

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This could be the hot, sweaty, slightly stinky sound of the summer.

Following experiments with afrobeat and classic soul, Will "Quantic" Holland moved from Brighton to Cali, Colombia, and this inspired mix of Latin grooves with psychedelic funk is the result.

A couple of tracks don't work (the Hindi singer was not a great idea) but over half the album is amazing, with the real coup being the string arrangements by Brazilian genius Arthur Verocai. Panamanian soul singer Kabir is pretty good, too.