Quantic Soul Orchestra – Stampede (2003)

Quantic Soul Orchestra - Stampede (2003)
Artist: Quantic Soul Orchestra
Album: Stampede
Genre: Funk, Future Jazz
Label: Tru Thoughts
Released: 2003
Quality: APE (image+.cue)
Raw Ingredients
Walking Through Tomorrow (Super 8 Part 3)
South Coastin’
Something That’s Real
Hold It Down
Take Your Time, Change Your Mind


Downtempo prodigy Will Holland (a.k.a. Quantic) broadens his previous output’s scope with this vibrant album of raw, blistering funk, jazz and soul featuring Holland and friends as an all-live groove machine. Bad-ass jams like “South Coastin’” (which combines a bass-heavy backbeat with bubbling flute licks) or opening salvo “Stampede” (which kicks off the album with a furiously-paced guitar, horn and breakbeat workout) transcend the funk template with expressive soloing that lends a psychedelic edge to its heavy, earthy grooves. The showstopper: a smoking cover of 4 Hero’s anthem “Hold It Down” that’ll have you shakin’ yo’ thang ’til last call.
Mike Battaglia

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