Legendary Musician, Producer and DJ Selector Will Holland, aka Quantic, Makes A Stop at Tropicalia in Washington, D.C. March 13, 2023
Musician, Producer and DJ Selector Will Holland, aka Quantic, returns to the road to present a month-long North American tour - devoted to the beloved 45 rpm record - and is including a stop in Washington, D.C. for an intimate, beat-happy night at the area’s premier global dancehall, Tropicalia. DFA recording artist, Sinkane, will also join as a featured selector for the evening.
Will Holland has been traveling with a box of 45’s under his arm since beginning his DJ career at the age of 16. Now, with over 18 studio albums and countless singles, he’s hitting the road to spin his unique sound of tropical-soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm. Spinning a mix of original material, personally cut on dub plates by Holland himself, and a choice selection of tunes culled from a lifetime of crate digging, he’ll be filling up dance floors in 18 cities across North America from March 11th - April 5th. Known for his devotion to analogue recording-techniques and creative, postmodern studio sessions, Holland wanted to highlight the humble vinyl disc which has kept dance floors alive since their conception in 1949. ‘The simplicity of the format of a 45 makes for a objective approach to music says Holland, ‘the 45 is the music lover’s choice— short and sweet, rich and telling.’ The 45 has forever been linked with the dance floor; whether in the cover-up label dances of the Northern Soul era, or Reggae-era specials spinning on Jamaican speaker stacks, or, with the chart topping singles of the 80’s pop era. With the rise in interest and sale of vinyl in the past few years and an all-around appreciation for vinyl, Holland will be offering an exclusive limited edition 45 for sale the tour.
Born in London, teethed in Sudan, raised in Utah and schooled in Brooklyn, Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab), has as much right as anyone to attempt a global style of pop music. He will be joining Quantic this special night to DJ as well. Sinkane music is derived from many bands, musical styles and feelings: Kraut, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Dream pop, Jazz, Drone, Classic Rock whatever you want to call it. It is ever changing/evolving.
The DC-based Analog Soul Club vinyl lover collective will host an all-star cast of selectors, building a sonic vibe-arc before Sinkane and Quantic’s sets. Analog Soul Club selectors include: The Sol Power All-Stars, Neville C (Neal Becton of Som Records), Mettabanna of Meso Creso (Besnik Hyseni), Yalla (Farrah Hassen), and Crown Vic (Electric Cowbell Records).
Friday March 13
Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane DJ sets
With DC Analog Soul Club
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
2001 14th Street NW (Lower Level)
Washington, DC 20009
Get tickets: HERE