1000 Watts is old school Reggae, Rocksteady, One Drop style with soulful singing, some Ska, and several feel-good instrumental tracks. And still, it has a totally modern vibe. It’s fun, timeless, high-quality music that makes you feel good.
Listen to 1000 Watts by Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno, one of the best albums of 2016. I added the available instrumentals, and the extended version of “A Life Worth Living” to this Spotify playlist…
Quantic’s Remarkable Reggae Soul Sounds
Legendary Jamaican DJ U-Roy’s iconic toasting and British Soul singer Alice Russell’s sweet, soulful backing vocals make “A Life Worth Living” one of 2016’s best singles. Add in Todd Simon’s gorgeous trumpet solo from the long version, and this is some of the most sensational Reggae music in recent years.
Watch the band perform their soulful Reggae tune,
“A Life Worth Living” (feat. Jimetta Rose in place of Alice Russell), and Todd Simon on trumpet…live from KCRW in Los Angeles…
Superb guest vocalists include Hollie Cook — offering a slippery, nocturnal meld of Rocksteady Reggae and jazzy Soul music on “Shuffle Them Shoes” — led by a swirling tenor saxophone and grooving B-3.
Christopher Ellis, son of Reggae Soul singer extraordinaire, Alton Ellis, guests on two tracks. He takes lead vocals on the title number, where blasting sound system grooves meet sultry lovers rock. And, he sings a tropically arranged cover song of Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do Is Think About You,” an impressive homage to the Tammi Terrell hit.
Watch Christopher Ellis sing “1000 Watts” with the band live in Barcelona. Pay close attention to how happy “Santa” Davis looks playing drums here. His joy is contagious!
Watch them perform “Chambacú” live in Barcelona led by the beautiful, Nidia Gongora…