the ineffable genius of DJ Q

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Right? I love him in both goofy bassline and TWOSTEP BACK modes. He's earned his own thread for sure.

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 05:43 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @ " TWOSTEP BACK"

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (five years ago) Permalink

all the birds sayin that twostep back

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (five years ago) Permalink

:D

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 05:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I approve of this thread.

I've thought of starting it a few times actually.

His recent DJ Weekly podcast is excellent:

http://soundcloud.com/djmag/dj-weekly-podcast-73-dj-q

DJ Q - All Junglist
Rusko - Somebody To Love
Todd Edwards - Beckon Call (2003 Remix)
TS7 - Bitter VIP
Discarda - Rhyme On Acapella
Disclosure - My Intention Of War
Alyssa Reid - Alone Again (Sunship Remix)
DJ Q - Here Comes Da Bassline
D Double E feat Example - Catch Me If You Can
Preditah - Groupies
SBTRKT feat Sampha - Living Like I Do (Lil Silva Remix)
Burgaboy - You're Gonna Love Me
Swifta - Oh Yeah
Redlight - Get Out My Head
Redlight - Get Out My Head (Joker Remix)
Project Bassline - Resistance
Mosca - Bax
Nick Hannam - Love You Girl
Lady Gaga - Marry The Night (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
5kin & Bone5 - Make You Understand
DJ Q - JD & Coke
Cause & Effect - Ripped Groove
DJ Q - All You Have To
Maya Jane Coles - What They Say
Mista Men feat Detboi - Happen To You
DJ Q - Dibby Dibby Sound
Zinc - Juicy Fruit
Zed Bias feat Sam Frank - Night Lovers (Heavyfeet Remix)
Preditah - Circles
TS7 - Nothing To Show
Booda - No More Calls
DJ Q - Brandy & Coke

Tim F, Friday, 9 March 2012 05:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i also approve, he is amazinggggg

i just bought the brandy & coke 12'', it is EVERYTHING

btw, sort of related, Unknown to the Unknown is such an amazing label like every release is dope.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Whenever The Reverend and The Brainwasher vehemently agree on things I imagine them with their own TV show called 'The Reverend and The Brainwasher'.

Tim F, Friday, 9 March 2012 06:04 (five years ago) Permalink

ha, we spend a lot of time vehemently agreeing on things these days

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 06:10 (five years ago) Permalink

bummer i thought this thread was about dj q

the late great, Friday, 9 March 2012 07:09 (five years ago) Permalink

The Robin Thicke remix on that mix!

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:01 (five years ago) Permalink

this is fabulous also:

Alyssa Reid - Alone Again (Sunship Remix)

Tim F, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:12 (five years ago) Permalink

The Robin Thicke remix on that mix!

yeah love this one

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Friday, 9 March 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

even better than the a-side imo:

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 05:26 (five years ago) Permalink

THE SUMMER IS NOT READY

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i do like "brandy & coke" better tho, myself

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:31 (five years ago) Permalink

"brandy & coke" was a total

for me

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I thought "Brandy" was better for a while but "JD" just kind of snuck up on me.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I assume you dudes heard "Over Me" from last year?

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:10 (five years ago) Permalink

What's especially dope is the Summer 2 Step Mix:

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I also love the unofficial sequel "Breaking Free":

Kinda sad that r|t|c isn't around to bask in the belated take-up of the idea he put so much effort into promulgating over a year ago (namely the ineffable genius of etc.)

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 09:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Also THIS:

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 09:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Kinda sad that r|t|c isn't around to bask in the belated take-up of the idea he put so much effort into promulgating over a year ago (namely the ineffable genius of etc.)

it doesn't sound like a very RTCesque turn of phrase!

i have always disliked the word "ineffable" tbh. one of the first words i can remember disliking.

lex pretend, Monday, 19 March 2012 13:32 (five years ago) Permalink

where is rtc? ilm suffers without him.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I just gave it this title to make sure I roped in ppl who were taken with T2.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

No I didn't mean the phrase, I mean DJ Q's genius.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I can see how my prior post was confusing, but I am confident that the phrase "the ineffable..." will not be going viral any time soon.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I've liked DJ Q for years, I just didn't start checking for him obsessively until recently.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

DJ Q as a "thing" post the golden age of bassline is something that has seeped into popular consciousness only over the past 18 months I'd say.

In particular the melting pot of bassline, 2-step and grime (with smatterings of dubstep, old school house, funky etc) that his dj sets from the last few years basically define.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Also I wasn't accusing you personally of being a new jack, Rev, DJ Q's rep has exploded in general over about the last 6 months in particular.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but I understand, before recently I just kind of treated him as a "like him when I hear him" type thing.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

his 97 remix of dizzee's "flex" is still all time, of course. And "you wot".

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

obv

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:21 (five years ago) Permalink

One thing I love about this scene (and it was true in the early days of funky as well) is how totally random (but awesome) outsider tunes become massive anthems. Maya Jane Coles' "what they say" being a good example.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i gotta youtube that, but yes, i loved that about funky. "we belong to the night", "self religion", "turn me on", etc

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

"what they say" is basically an organ anthem.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

same guy? used to love this bitd

piscesx, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i didn't realize the organ stuff was apart from this scene. i thought it was just kind of in another part of the spectrum. xp

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh no "what they say" isn't an Organ anthem, haha. Maya makes euro deep house and occasionally dubstep. But it feels like an organ anthem in this context. It's an inadvertent resonance perhaps.

Organ, as such, seems both part of this scene and also apart from it, slightly, in the sense that there are Organ DJs who would never touch the harder stuff that DJ Q plays. Though really the same is true of all the scene's constituent parts so that probably doesn't mean much.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

oh, you meant small "o" organ, i gotchu

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

pisces: different guy

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

His "Enters the Unknown" mix CD is amazing.

I've also found myself gravitating towards that lovely nexus of bassline, grime, funky, and all the techno-y and housey bits of dubstep as of late. It almost feels like lots of things are moving in this direction. Maybe its just me.

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Monday, 19 March 2012 22:59 (five years ago) Permalink

all the techno-y and housey bits of dubstep as of late

it's quite interesting seeing what's "in" and what's outside the nexus of the above stuff - it's not just a quality issue either, some housey post-dubstep I adore would sound very out of place in a DJ Q mix whereas other stuff I like but less enthusiastically feels like a perfect fit (and tends to sound much better in that context than in isolation).

His "Enters the Unknown" mix CD is amazing.

I should just break down and order this from boomkat, shouldn't I.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Its worth the money. I got mine from the label and it took about three weeks.

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Monday, 19 March 2012 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it's worth the money! It's more that ordering CDs seems so.. anachronistic. But I will do it.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 23:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Also I wasn't accusing you personally of being a new jack, Rev, DJ Q's rep has exploded in general over about the last 6 months in particular.

really? i totally haven't noticed this. you're probably right but who are you actually referring to? other DJs or critics? if the latter i've been trying to pay less attention generally

lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:18 (five years ago) Permalink

maya jane coles has completely passed me by in that i know she's been getting big but i've somehow managed never to hear anything she's done, whether dj sets or productions (until her new dj kicks mix)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Also I wasn't accusing you personally of being a new jack, Rev, DJ Q's rep has exploded in general over about the last 6 months in particular.

really? i totally haven't noticed this. you're probably right but who are you actually referring to? other DJs or critics? if the latter i've been trying to pay less attention generally

― lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:18 AM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Getting more play in a variety of DJ sets in a variety of (obv really close together) genres, getting lots of critical attention (including stuff like doing DJ mixes for magazines), tunes seeming to get a (relatively) high sales results on juno etc, releases on more critically respectable labels...

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Maya Jane Coles is really good mostly!

Lex I think you would like her release as Nocturnal Sunshine, "Can't Hide The Way I Feel". It's a lot like Damu.

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i seem to have so little time to keep up nowadays nnnghhh

lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

this maya jane coles track is fabulous

The Reverend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:55 (five years ago) Permalink

new boiler room, from leeds:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=riwGMq6PShQ

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 6 February 2017 23:35 (three months ago) Permalink

ty 4 posting, i lost track after the kiss show dwindled to repeats

calvin and/or bassline yox should prob let him know the pre-recorded voiceovers need redoing now they changed the timeslot :)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:27 (three months ago) Permalink

DJ Q @djqmusic Jan 25
Wait.. Is bassline cool again now?

T2 ‏@t2bassline Jan 25
hahaha yeah it is i dont wanna hear no more garage or "bass" talkin anymore everyone has come home lol

Nicholas @nxsounds Jan 3
@t2bassline look what bassline has become now... just soulless bass heavy shite

T2 ‏@t2bassline Jan 3
lool hopefully i can help fix that pal

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:35 (three months ago) Permalink

ahhhh haha i KNEW he was going to do something with the *boing* on re-rewind at 8mins on that boiler room

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:38 (three months ago) Permalink

so good!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:49 (three months ago) Permalink

ty 4 posting, i lost track after the kiss show dwindled to repeats

yeah anyone know what happened with this?

there's also this one from the 02:31 rinse takeover:

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/djq210117

and there's a tqd album coming:

http://tqdukg.com/album/ukg

dbs, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:45 (three months ago) Permalink

maybe just overcompensating for warring ilm neeks too much recently but i've flipped several tables during this br set

HNNGHH that passage at 24mins w/ 'carpainter', mj cole mix of 'rise and fall' (havent heard this in TIME) and 'got myself together'

BLAZING SQUAD V ELEPHANT MAN YESSSS (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 11:37 (three months ago) Permalink

ahem anyway i would imagine it's p impossible to maintain 2hrs of interpretative solo inspiration every week in the current ukg climate (never mind what the listenership for the shows is, does anyone even notice they're repeats?)

esp as a working club dj whose freshness in the role doesnt particularly necessitate showcasing new shit

used to be you'd get an obvious re-up every six...? weeks or so on the kiss sets but not for a while now

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 11:41 (three months ago) Permalink

(nb i say "current ukg climate" there like i really know the coo but it's more that i drifted elsewhere and trust the instinct)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 11:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I assume it's because he gets booked for club sets and can't be arsed with the radio show. But keeping up that level of density week-in-week out for more than a year is virtually impossible.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 11:51 (three months ago) Permalink

echo in here

yeah this rinse set is much more switched-on than the kiss shows have been... dbs what is "you make me blush" at 23mins svp? (guessing trc or such)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 12:06 (three months ago) Permalink

haven't found out yet but the vocal is sampled from this bassboy tune:

dbs, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 15:11 (three months ago) Permalink

in that boiler room set does anyone know the tune around 30m which is a dmx rework/homage?

pandemic, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 15:13 (three months ago) Permalink

is it...? which dmx! 30m is the aforementioned https://youtu.be/Pax5RFDjz-8

r|t|c, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

well i thought it was a speeded upone more road to cross but maybe that's a stretch?

pandemic, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

thx for the track ID tho!! :)

pandemic, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

by jove ur right. awesome!

r|t|c, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

dbs that new bassboy tune can be found at 45m on this recent rinse set of his, which more importantly happens to be 100% A+++ MAXIMUM ABSURD FUN the lil fucking genius

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/bassboy280117

22-24m that sugar rainbow singalong that filthy mosh drop can't possibly be one tune... can it...!? j'adore

28m "feelin like a boy racer" irl lolling it's so outrageously good, like dee-lite and dj pantha did tropical 3??

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

suppose i might as well listen to these t2, trc, nastee boi, pantha, and notion sets too

next time someone gives me lip around here i'm just gonna post marcusnastygoodafternoon!.mp3 btw

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 01:04 (three months ago) Permalink

'boy racer' is a new trc x screama that can be found on the following delightful ep https://open.spotify.com/album/0VasHSQdULaERrnA206slJ

idk if bassline rly is on the comeback trail but god did i miss all these ridiculously talented creative guys with their excellent sensibilities. only shift k3y can be said to be similar

hadnt even seen that burga boy went and did stuff like this for a bit https://youtu.be/JB3ZDuOLQ4o

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 12:55 (three months ago) Permalink

on my 2nd time thru' this rinse takeover mix :) 25-27min is amazing, i swear "jamie redknapp" is mentioned somewhere and it still doesn't ruin it!

pandemic, Thursday, 9 February 2017 13:08 (three months ago) Permalink

oh and harry kane???

pandemic, Thursday, 9 February 2017 13:09 (three months ago) Permalink

yup https://youtu.be/QiFHmhXqlUw

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 13:32 (three months ago) Permalink

LOL i hadnt heard these seven extra new verses of this toweringly silly song, i'm crying

ledley king and matt jackson got stiffed obv

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 13:38 (three months ago) Permalink

OMG!!!!!! hahahahaha should really be 'andrew cole' not 'andy' tho. this fucking thing will be stuck in my head for days now..but ..WHAT KIND OF DAYS?? HAPPY DAYS!! SCHOOL DAYS!! etc

pandemic, Thursday, 9 February 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

ah i thought it could one of his but it didn't match with anything recent on his soundcloud

i listened to most of those sets over a day so it all just melted into a puddle of bass, have to get back on that bassboy one

there's this tune on the trc one that i've only ever heard him play, it seems like it's katy b prod or remixed by burgaboy but can't find evidence of such thing existing, at 14m:

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/trc280117

any idea?

dbs, Thursday, 9 February 2017 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

haha no i was gonna ask you the same! the only reason i came to mention burga earlier was cos i was looking for it :)

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

not entirely certain it is katy b (despite indeed sounding just alike) but i cant be bovd to refresh my memory of the finer nuances between teresa and zoe and all the other b-line cherubs of yore

this one's also sticking out from the rinse sets https://soundcloud.com/formularecordsuk/jg-cave-explorer

bassboy's is still the best but trc's is also quality and nastee boi's is chock full of loopy pop n rnb refixes (pantha's is all old dubs but it's always worth a reminder just how schizo his deep tech persona is). not bothering with the nu skool screwface merchants

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/pvcukmusic
https://soundcloud.com/pvcukmusic/kiss-fresh-mix

if anyone fancies a change of pace .... er well kinda... pvc is returning with incredible scenes

the only problem he has, as proven by this mindcrumpling kiss fresh mix late last year, is that he has become a cyborg van helden 5.0 genre unto himself and the best of the rest just sounds like piss next to it

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/TC4wolves/status/827653786348957697

otm

r|t|c, Thursday, 9 February 2017 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The project I am working on gives me an entire building to myself. I am streaming DJ Q, etc. as loudly as I want. (Not actually that mega-loud because I do need to be able to work.)

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

banger prod. by dj q

lex pretend, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:48 (two months ago) Permalink

TDQ takeover all month on Sian Anderson's show:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04w8235

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 March 2017 12:59 (two months ago) Permalink

UKG is out...

moullet, Friday, 17 March 2017 12:21 (two months ago) Permalink

IT'S SO GOOD

lex pretend, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:28 (two months ago) Permalink

ohhhhhhhhh shiiiiiiitt

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 17 March 2017 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

that bassboy tune is called 'blush' and also appears on this mix for complex:

http://uk.complex.com/music/2017/03/complex-sessions-012-bassboy

dbs, Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:59 (two months ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04x93hp

TQD mix for mistajam ^

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 20 March 2017 09:59 (two months ago) Permalink

btw what is that latin joint that is in so many of these mixes?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 20 March 2017 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

the dj q remix of swindle's 'connecta'?

dbs, Monday, 20 March 2017 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

yup that's it, thanks :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:44 (two months ago) Permalink

this tdq album is amazing but of course it is. i'll think of something more interesting to say hopefully. once the sub-bass on "only one" lets me back up off the floor.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:54 (two months ago) Permalink

'ghosts' = speed garage w p money = best thing ever?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

"touch" puts me in mind of 2000-ish mj cole. that massive 2-step beat, the edge of menace. the unexpected major key bassline! the precision of the thing, every element precisely picked out in the mix, nothing stepping on each other's toes. the LUSHNESS. wayyy too short tho :(

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:57 (two months ago) Permalink

yup

q himself has a new single. which is pretty good but way too short??

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 March 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

20 Burgaboy ft. Miss Kai Ryder - What's It Gonna Be

^^this one's settled too

dbs, Monday, 3 April 2017 12:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Q's Pure Bassline mix is awesome, no major surprises in there and he doesn't do the really rapid fire switches between records but good to have at least one version of his recent sets out there on streaming services/in shops.

Matt DC, Monday, 3 April 2017 12:59 (one month ago) Permalink

listening to UKG at lunchtime and Hannah started singing "Baked Beans" along to the vocal sample in said track, even tho she'd never heard it before

:D <3

Raul Chamgerlain (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 8 April 2017 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink

tqd album is amazing

flopson, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink


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