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 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ " TWOSTEP BACK"

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

all the birds sayin that twostep back

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 05:53 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

bummer i thought this thread was about dj q

the late great, Friday, 9 March 2012 07:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Robin Thicke remix on that mix!

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is fabulous also:

Alyssa Reid - Alone Again (Sunship Remix)

Tim F, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:12 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

even better than the a-side imo:

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

THE SUMMER IS NOT READY

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"brandy & coke" was a total

for me

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 March 2012 05:34 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:45 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also THIS:

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 09:35 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

where is rtc? ilm suffers without him.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:22 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:03 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

obv

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:21 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"what they say" is basically an organ anthem.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

same guy? used to love this bitd

piscesx, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:34 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

pisces: different guy

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 22:01 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

this maya jane coles track is fabulous

The Reverend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/footworkmk/dj-q-mc-kie-live-footwork-and

he has a lot of nu-ez fun in the mix here. and when i say a lot i mean i had to listen to it in stages due to exhaustion

r|t|c, Friday, 21 November 2014 12:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

...

Mark G, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

wait a sec

r|t|c, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

is this the only thread on ilx that's working

YES MODS

r|t|c, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

This and THOSE FUCKING ENGLAND FLAGS

why do I hate that thing (excluding imago, marcos) (wins), Friday, 21 November 2014 13:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

Ah, hello people.

Yes, it's all gone strange. At least this thread works.

Mark G, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

I even tried to log out (to log back in again)

It wouldn't let me.

Mark G, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

The only threads that work are the ones you can see on "Blog View"

Mark G, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

curious to know dj q's position on england flags

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

I moved a thread from ILE to ILM. Sometimes moving threads can gunk up the system. Hang in there for a few minutes and hopefully things will start to work again on their own. Apologies.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Friday, 21 November 2014 13:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

Quick, stick a load of Q mixes in the shop window for all the day-trippers.

I don't think this is the result of a thread move btw.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

It's happened to me before. If not, the timing is extraordinary.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Friday, 21 November 2014 13:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

the useless moderator how's life creating solutions

r|t|c, Friday, 21 November 2014 13:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Friday, 21 November 2014 13:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

There's some good news for you and the rest of the guys on there forum very soon
09:58 AM - 08 Dec 14

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 December 2014 10:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

a new show?

rinse fm?

Benny B, Monday, 8 December 2014 12:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

or maybe kiss, i see he's been on there a couple of times recently

Benny B, Monday, 8 December 2014 12:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

DJ Q
24 mins ·
On New Years Eve I played an 8 hour set at The Alibi in London.. I recorded about 5 hours of the set. I will be uploading the audio to Soundcloud at some point tomorrow!

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TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

by the way, the "good news" is coming this friday i am told

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yesss! i was right!

http://twitter.com/djqmusic/status/556207429487460352

Benny B, Sunday, 18 January 2015 10:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/djqmusic/djqnye

toby, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h54lt

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://t.co/sjAU8iLjo6

Higher Self ft Lauren Mason - Ghosts
The Beat Corporation - 123
Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Flava D Remix)
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Rhymes
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Rhymes (Taiki Nulight Remix)
Madison Avenue - Don’t Call Me Baby (Motez Remix)
Philip George - Wish You Were Mine (S.K.T Remix)
TRC vs Princess Nyah - Butterflies
Kissy Sell Out ft Holly Lois - Tell You (DJ Q Remix)
Ben Mono - Mood Swing
Grades - Crocodile Tears
Andrew Diggs - The Ghost
Katy B - 5am (G.E Remix)
Rare Candy - Somewhere
U Know & The Drill - Off The Chain
Sparks & Kie - Fly Bi (Accapella)
Flava D & Miss Fire - Closer
Doorly ft Matty Pipes - I Worked Hard For This
B Dot & Lorenzo - I’m In Chains
NeYo - Coming With You (Zed Bias Vocal Mix)
Notion - Mind Games
Olivia Louise - Physical (DJ Q Remix)
Sleepin Is Cheatin - Darling
Todd Edwards - I’m Not Afraid
Flava D - Happy
Cause & Affect - Get To The Chopper
Redlight - Gold Teeth
Hybrid Theory - King Kong 2.0
Bassboy ft Clarity - Rainbow
Preditah - Selecta
J.G vs Meghan - Bass No Treble
Tough Love - So Freakin Tight
Paleman - Beezledub
Solo 45 - Feed Them To The Lions
Three Bar - Movin’
Marc Beigent & Element Z - Should Of Known
Shift K3y ft Linden Jay - Crazy
Micky Slim - Hype Talk
DJ Q vs Sia - Little Man
Cause & Affect - Stampede
Zinc - Wonderful (Shadow Child Remix)
PVC - Walking With Rhinos
All About She X Sasha Keable - December
Tuff Culture - Never Gonna Be
Geoff K - Dysturbed Trumpet
Jonarr-Dotz & Lorenzo - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Krystal Klear ft Yasmin - One Night Only (Low Steppa Remix)
Gotsome ft Wiley - Vibe Out

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:51 (3 days ago) Permalink

looks awesome but i can't get this to play. got a horrible feeling that its cos I'm in Spain...anyone else having trouble?

Benny B, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:25 (3 days ago) Permalink

I have the same problem :-(

Tim F, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:10 (3 days ago) Permalink

yeah i was wondering how that would work :/

just tried hola vpn to listen to some yank radio and it worked so give that a go and holla back, i got some recording time today if necessary (bit daunting on the weekly tho...!)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:20 (3 days ago) Permalink

tracer i'm afraid i'm gonna need you to post tlists every week, are u a bad enough dude?

is it ingratitude if i say that kiss are a complete fucking shambles

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:28 (3 days ago) Permalink

(rly tho am i missing someplace where these tracklists appear cos why would q transcribe these otherwise? diligent personal records? just 4 us?)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:33 (3 days ago) Permalink

bah i tried hola vpn, still no dice (thanks anyway rtc, and no i dont expect you to record a 2 hr show every week). i feel so alienated :(

Benny B, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:40 (3 days ago) Permalink

not working for me either, been desperately googling daily hoping someone somewhere ripped it :\

tracklists here:

http://www.kissfmuk.com/kissfreshdjs/tag/dj-q/

Mind Taker, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:54 (3 days ago) Permalink

That was a hugely enjoyable 2 hours spent.

pandemic, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:07 (3 days ago) Permalink

just to redundantly add, having completely missed the entire ineffable title thing that has been going for a quarter of a decade, how wonderful is is

got a great link about two bodybuilders discussing time to share with ilx later to make up for sleeping on this for so long tho

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:53 (3 days ago) Permalink

lol

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:17 (3 days ago) Permalink

kiss player is annoyingly flaky even when it works so i am investigating alternate methods

me irl

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:20 (3 days ago) Permalink

di bus can swim

click my name one a week from now on and we'll speak no more of it 😎

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:08 (2 days ago) Permalink

plus super special bonus beat right on cue

https://soundcloud.com/causenaffect/cause-affect-get-to-the-chopper-final-free-download

has anyone else been hearing her say it as "poet... poet... poet" there btw or is that a pvmic

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:13 (2 days ago) Permalink

hero!

toby, Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:48 (2 days ago) Permalink

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! rtc you a lifesaver

has anyone else been hearing her say it as "poet... poet... poet"

"pollen" for me, which suits me just fine

Mind Taker, Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:08 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah i think even beyond the lofty peccadilloes i'm also rather giving away my terrible flat nasal north ldn intonation there

doesnt really sound like that at all now you hear the wav, strangely enough. more like uh... "hoin' it" lol

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

and on that note, may as well jot down some thots

- set 2 die 4, stunning, fantastic

- the disparity between having q sets and not having q sets is like... uncomfortably ridiculous now, pains me to say i listened to loads of other shows during the hiatus and while yeah it's always pleasing you lose the focus, it's sentimental, little bit marginal, new remix from an old fave here and there.... with q it's so alive it's so everywhere and so everything, why would you listen to anything else? crazy, some tlon uqbar shit.

- which is not to say that q is unsentimental, far from it, just it's made more constructive than maybe ppl tweeting majestic's ukg show requesting deekline 'sexy cinderella' cos it reminds them of the funfair. actually that's p great idk what i'm saying any more

- not gonna rehash everything about intuitive balance, masterful twirling surefootness on the precarious ukg highwire etc ('crocodile tears' into the 'ghost' r u mad?) but it's a good pointer that the (elsewhere marginal, if that) two bdot/lorenzo cuts have become q set totems (also cf that fab new bassboy 'rainbow' one, sweet tooth in a dirty mouth). also the tina arena /ne-yo prom dance duet was v emotional i shed a tear plus the beat mix is INSANE

- only the single, v casual todd deployment but how clever is it though?! finally subtle warm candlelight for tom zanetti's amorous murmurs

- this much fun this regular may destroy me, i can't wait

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:43 (2 days ago) Permalink

"hold it" imo

xpost

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:49 (2 days ago) Permalink

'crocodile tears' into the 'ghost' r u mad?

srsly :0 thanks for the rip

dbs, Thursday, 29 January 2015 20:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

no probs my plezh (fwiw new method is only 2 clicks now in case anyone was creeped out by me apparently killing myself)

feel i maybe went a little unfairly overboard wrt q vs other djs, like there's little wrong with mike delinquent's shows, the first of preditah's new one i heard and it sounded cute (ill blu's not so much tbh) and also i see cartier just started on rinse saturdays, half hour in on that and it's not too shabby at all, v switched on

http://rinse.fm/tag/cartier/

hearing beat corporation '123' again now and actually wow what a great tune, so unusual to find just a proper garage ballad not hedging its trendy bets! idk if we want a new individual trax thread or will here do?

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:13 (2 days ago) Permalink

Omg this set. Thank you based bob.

Tim F, Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

There are other great DJs but, IDK, if you profess to have ears or even the remotest scintilla of taste and yr not obsessed with Q sets then yr opinions are null and void IMO.

Tim F, Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:34 (2 days ago) Permalink

r|t|c check your email :D

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:12 (2 days ago) Permalink

👇

r|t|c, Saturday, 31 January 2015 14:42 (4 hours ago) Permalink

that 'walking with rhinos' is some stuff eh?

taking sides: https://soundcloud.com/hotflush/full-stream-locked-groove-enigma-scubas-warehouse-mix

r|t|c, Saturday, 31 January 2015 14:43 (4 hours ago) Permalink


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