Quantic Caliventura Vinyl Contest + Tour Dates

The Caliventura EP, out on March 15th, consists of remixes by Cut Chemist, J-Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day, from Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro’s immensely acclaimed Tradition In Transition. The Caliventura EP also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track “Albela,” and you can preview all these new tracks below.  This essential 12” comes in a full color picture sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla). Inside the sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all vinyl tracks as MP3s, plus five bonus goodies.

Enter to Win a free 12″ of the The Caliventura EP.

Pre-order from FatBeats.com – Out March 15th via Tru Thoughts

Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro – Caliventura EP by Tru Thoughts

Sofrito – Tropical Discotheque Compilation + MP3

First known for their legendary tropical warehouse parties in East London, Sofrito quickly exploded and began rocking festivals and beaches across the world. Now, 5 years after their inception, Sofrito (Strut) is gearing up to release their first compilation, Tropical Discotheque, on January 18th. Comprised of DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis alongside The Mighty Crime Minister, Sofrito has consistently combined the serious vinyl hunter’s ear for amazing records with the know-how to throw a great party, rocking dance floors worldwide since their inception in 2005 with a mixture of vintage tropical grooves and exclusive dubplate edits.

Tropical Discotheque is a collection of 15 unmixed tropical grooves, both old and new, ranging from raw cumbia, heavy Congolese soukous, bassline calypso and cosmic highlife. Highlights include an exclusive cumbia by Quantic, “Cumbia Mochilla”, a new edit of a rare Victor Uwaifo disco cut and firing Carnival jams from old-timers Roaring Lion and Mighty Shadow.

Enjoy this wonderful and rare track off the compilation titled “Arrete Mal Parlé” by Fair Nick Stars, a band that rose to fame in the 1970s throughout the French Caribbean, originating in Guadeloupe. Also if you are interested in the artwork please check out the video interview with the club’s graphic designer Lewis Heriz after the jump.

“Arrete Mal Parlé” – MP3

Fair Nick Stars- Arrete Mal Parlé by Strut

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New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album

DJ Jeremy Sole’s Best of Quantic Mix + MP3

In celebration of Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno’s new album Dog With A Rope, DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW, Afro Funke) has compiled a Best of Quantic mix, Lo Mejor y Sabor de Quantic, that weaves through Quantic’s diverse sounds over his well solidified career. Dog With A Rope is available now through Tru Thoughts.

DJ Jeremy Sole: Lo Mejor y Sabor de Quantic [MP3]