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Pushin On / Quantic Soul Orchestra

Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin On

Tru Thoughts Recordings

The first question to be asked is when on earth does Will Holland get time to sleep, with six albums behind him in just four years. You'd be thinking he would be ready for a rock band/pop band break to find himself but no, he's back with his storming live band where there's no room for sampling, just pure funk and jazz. Like 'Stampede' there are some big cover versions and I think only Alice Russell could get away with covering Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' to such great effect, she can be found singing her heart out on 5 of the album's 11 tracks. Their fantastic version of Mr Scruff's 'Get A Move On' is here, as are some reworked instrumentals that featured on the Rebtuz bootlegs. Simply the Quantic Soul Orchestra rule.

Simon Harrison, 05/05