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

Sorry to be so all over this thread but Feeling High and Why one-two-punch killing me. Agh. </imago> That "please" is just so perfect. Raw ache.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 February 2014 17:36 (2 months ago) Permalink

Was the vocal choppiness in parts (you know which parts) of "1 Thing" drawing from UK garage, do you think, or was it arriving there from other directions. (It's not like a unique idea obviously, but still, I hear a particular simiarity there.)

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

?

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

btw here's a link to disc one of Shanks & Bigfoot's Ayia Napa 2000 comp:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/6y6q5a

Tim F, Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

Thanks. Ugh, my PC is so messed up (old and slightly virus-damaged operating system) that other download didn't work for me, but I'm going to try it when I'm alone at work tomorrow. (Better to do it at work in some ways, since I also can't burn CDRs on my own PC and that's the only way I have to play any of this in my car.)

I have to say I like practically everything I've gotten to hear so far. Not necessarily every single track in multi-track mixes, but the mixes overall, plus all these individual tracks among DJ Q's separately listed faves.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 February 2014 22:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

That link worked for me, incidentally.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 February 2014 22:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

... And Ayia Napa 2000 disc 2:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4p3osx

Tim F, Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

Haha, it's funny the things you can make up based on ignornace. I was thinking "Buggin'" was a new song that Q was giving some exposure to but then since I never heard it any other mixes or anything since I first heard it (on the 30 min. exclusive) I figured it had kind of flopped, that and the fact that I don't really like it.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 16 February 2014 02:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

ayo Tim F - did you get my message on twitter by any chance?

corpseydo, Sunday, 16 February 2014 14:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

as tonight's show is already up...

r|t|c, Monday, 24 February 2014 23:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

ESSENTIAL GARAGE - 27th January
http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/46003291/file.html

DJ Q - Be Mine ft Kai Ryder
Mike Delinquent Project -Wiggle (MDP VIP Mix)
Katy B - Crying For No Reason (Tom Shorterz Remix)
Gotsome - Bassline (Friend Within Remix)
Foamo - Rep Your Manor
Tchami x Janet Jackson - Go Deep
Shift K3y - Touch
Preditah - Black Ice
Distro - City Lights (Hybrid Theory Remix)
Wilkinson - Too Close (Wookie Remix)
PVC - Flashback
Route 94 - My Love ft Jess Glynne (Royal-T Remix)
Sam Smith - Money On My Mind (MK Dub Remix)
Disclosure - F For You ft Mary J Blige
Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith
Deckstar - One Step Further
PVC - Our Reason
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - You Love Me
Meridian Dan - German Whip
Timbah - Flow Poke
Spooky - Badboy
PVC - You Know My Man
DJ Q - Trust Again ft Louise Williams (Major Grave Remix)
Fiona Prince - High On You Again (Marvel & Eli Remix)

r|t|c, Monday, 24 February 2014 23:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

YES.

The last few sets have saved my life.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Also corpsey I have now! Will listen...

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Just to update needlessly: I haven't gotten to everything recommended, but I haven't lost interest. I've also found some close enough things, like some DJ EZ material on youtube. Plus I've decided to dive in to a bit of Chicago house. Realizing I'm really kind of crazy about Todd Edwards generally, though I still haven't listened to that much of what he's done.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 1 March 2014 05:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

hey dudes there is a boiler room set in brixton tomorrow, also w/t.williams, big narstie, slackk and tom lea

if you want to go, email i✧✧✧@djqmu✧✧✧.c✧✧

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

whoops

info

AT

djqmusic DOT com

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/advance/380-ineffible/

r|t|c, Monday, 24 March 2014 18:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

(pfork illiteracy shockah)

r|t|c, Monday, 24 March 2014 19:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

Five tracks in and this is predictably great, Through The Night is probably the standout so far.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 March 2014 19:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

stuck at work, can't waaaaaaaiiiiiit

The Reverend, Monday, 24 March 2014 22:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

Discretely closing my office door.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 24 March 2014 23:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah just hit Through the Night and this song really does have a je ne sais quoi to it.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 24 March 2014 23:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

1st impressions - great! but i kinda want a mixed version.

also just dawned on me i´d heard the discarda tune yonks ago and completely forgotten about it.

Benny B, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:41 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

this is great so far but kinda sucks that he had to redo "Every Time" without the Amerie sample

The Reverend, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 01:13 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

ooh, I like this dude rapping VERY EMPHATICALLY about his shorty

The Reverend, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 01:34 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Willing spring to come by putting this album on repeat.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 03:34 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I didn't know that was an Amerie sample but I am pretty sure I know which one you're talking about, Reverend. I miss that vocal Arabesque here too.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:27 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

It's loading more slowly. What times is it in the UK? (I still haven't made it all the way through btw. Couldn't do it at work and at home I keep trying to pause it and ending up starting over.)

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:29 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I thought I reached some sort of crucial psychological/existential insight listening to "Through the Night" earlier but now I'm not sure. I'm not going to even embarrass myself by trying to explain it here. Quite personal actually (and not related to the lyrics particularly--except in some oblique nature-of-feeling-as-such sort of way). Maybe I was just music intoxicated as usual.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:35 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

MCs. :(

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:55 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

"be mine" is probably my second favourite after (obviously) "through the night" - he knows how to use cut-up vox for maximum emotional impact not just a throwback signifier...

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:08 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

the haunted-house bass of "caught up"!!!!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:10 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Not really used to listening to Q outside the mix so a couple of the instrumental bangers feel a bit... unfinished to me, Two Faced especially. But the vocal tracks are all amazing.

The obvious exception being Lassie and even that's a good groove, but virtually any other MC in Britain would sound better over it than John Hartson Discarda.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 April 2014 09:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I really have no idea who Discarda is but I like "Lassie" because of the weird cognitive dissonance between the aggro-ness of the rap and its subject matter.

The Reverend, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that entertained me at first but it turned out to be more novelty than lasting (perhaps would've worked better as a stand-alone single rather than crashing this party)

lex pretend, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I BRING OUT THE BEST IN HER
SHE BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN ME
YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?

I can't get past the ridiculousness of it (which you've pinpointed), honestly.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

sounds like 'me and my bitch' tbh

j., Tuesday, 8 April 2014 16:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

any excuse to post this

Benny B, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 00:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hahaha that's not what I envisioned him looking like at all

The Reverend, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 02:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

am really loving this album.

new track "madness" leads off this B2B with dj target:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01wx4xf

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 April 2014 17:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

it seems like an album from another time

j., Sunday, 20 April 2014 19:46 (4 days ago) Permalink

terrrrrrible RA review whinging about pop. why haven't these opinions been fully killed off?

lex pretend, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:20 (Yesterday) Permalink

There will be a large contingent of fans that will hear Ineffable and immediately accuse DJ Q of selling out,

lol wut

out here like a flopson (tpp), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

*pulls badman face at pop haters*

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:44 (Yesterday) Permalink

that review was so lazy and laughably bad.

My god. Pure ideology. (ey), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:57 (Yesterday) Permalink

it's especially weird applying anti-pop arguments to dj q who in my world of uk dance pop is kingmaker. but then again the local action guy is trying it in that interview posted upthread so who the fuck knows.

out here like a flopson (tpp), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 20:45 (Yesterday) Permalink

lol I'll be grateful to tom forever for giving Q a label platform but he's not very high on the list of people I'd go to for an opinion on UK pop-house.

Tim F, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:37 (Yesterday) Permalink

all dance music is functional, but it's hard to imagine anything more so than this specific blend of swung 4/4 beats and garagey bass wobbles

from a tech-house website, no less!

Mind Taker, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:53 (Yesterday) Permalink


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