As an electronic dance music artist, you can either draw your influences from the relatively limited palette of styles within the genre itself, or reach beyond it.
If you're Quantic (AKA Will Holland), the quest for inspiration could even take you as far as crossing the Atlantic, from England to Colombia, to discover the South American country's rich folk music heritage.
As an expat living and working in Colombia for almost a decade now, the British DJ-producer has explored traditional local music flavors like cumbia and salsa through the kaleidoscopic lens of modern electronic music production. The new crown on Quantic's formidable discography is his latest long player, Magnetica, which he will be presenting at Electric Pickle, along with other choice cuts from his catalog of Latin-electronic fusion originals.
Ahead of the show, we spoke with Quantic about falling in love with Colombian music, the new album, and his return to a more dance floor-focused sound.
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