Interview: Quantic on his new album Magnetica and his return to electronic music

Few producers have a more varied resume than Will Holland, aka Quantic. Starting with straight-ahead break beat-laden dance music of the English variety, he&#8217;s moved through soul, jazz and funk before delving headlong into Latin music, particularly focusing on Colombia, ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

The Economics of Champeta with Michael Birnbaum Quintero

In our upcoming special Hip Deep episode “The Money Show,”  we explore the economics behind music in the African diaspora. In Chapter Two, we tell the story of  how business competition between rival DJs in Cartagena, Colombia led to the ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Rare Colombian Gems on New Sounds and Colours Comp

Sounds and Colours, the magazine that has brought us so much impressive coverage of South American music (among other things), just dropped an especially exciting volume. The Rarezas Colombianas Mixtape was compiled by drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda. Ojeda has ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Bomba Estéreo Party with African Guitar

“Africa, si señor!” shouts Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet at the beginning of the band’s new song “Qué Bonito.” We’ve been big fans of Bomba Estéreo for a while, featuring them on both our “Afropop Soundsystem 5: Neo-Cumbia” and “Womex 2010” ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>