The two titans of the Tru-Thoughts record label, Alice Russell & Quantic have finally bowed to pressure and hooked up for a full collaborative album.
As appetisers go “Look Around The Corner” will have fans of both artists counting the days until the LP drops in April (Pre-Order: UK / US).

Just listen to that big string section, gorgeous production, and of course Alice’s soulful vocals.  Recorded at Quantic’s Sonido del Valle studio in Cali, Colombia.
Tru-Thoughts report that Chicago’s Chess label was a big influence on the production aesthetic, and a mutual love of Minnie Riperton fed into the vocal melodies.

The Rubber Soul Show interviewed Alice about the new album – listen below and visit their Mixcloud page for more.

While we’re on the subject of  Quantic, here’s his remix of Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band from a charity album Sound Affects Africa – the proceeds of which go to supporting health education initiatives worldwide.

Since moving to Colombia, Will ‘Quantic’ Holland has immersed himself in the place. “The Original Cumbia Sound” is the fruit of his labours scouring the country in search it’s recorded legacy – the story of Cumbia in the years of the phonograph record’s supremacy.

Finally i’ll take any excuse to needlessly feature my video from the day I spent with Alice Russell & her charming band back in 2009 as they took  SXSW by storm.  Hippies, Holiday Inn’s, and mudbaths…Austin had it all.