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

after tinashe it's

Ben Mono - Bonanza Break

then the last section is

Apexape & Chris Lorenzo - Got To Give (Heavier Mix) (vs Fly Bi)
Motez - Own Up (AC Slater Remix)
[?? q instrumental]
Jook 10 - The Beginning
Example - One More Day (Shadow Child Remix)
Drop Lamond ft Ruby Wood - Feeling High

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah listening to this one now and loving it, not heard 'That's Not Me' outside of its natural habitat until now I can't believe people don't just whack it over the top of everything.

Also I was dancing in some far flung tent in the early hours of Monday morning at Glastonbury when Redlight dropped Q's remix of Tinashe and my head nearly exploded with joy.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

smile every time when that remix nicks "make you wanna holla q!" from schoolboy namesake

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

yes!

lex pretend, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/donaeo/tinashe-2-on-donaeo-cover

btw i know it should only really have been a minor amusement but donaeo's montell jordanish 2 on cover has totally supplanted the og in my summerjam rotation

btw 2, all i was saying that about vocals is why 'lassie' is the most agent cut on ineffable - agree with the idea that it should have been another 'me and my bitch' but discarda (forever lame) didn't cotton on in the end sadly

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah it's the vibiness of the way the tunes literally talk to each other.

Tim F, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 21:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

there's moments like this in every set but i recently stuck the february one on again and literally just ended up spending an entire spellbound commute rewinding over and over and over the bit where ruffneck stylo g and ballerina kiesza's worlds intertwine.... ~UR JUST A FEELING~

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 22:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

Not a Q mix but this sorta thing always reminds me of your description of the bit in Tropical 2 where the Preditah tune is suddenly seized by anxiety as it witnesses the unstoppable eruption of Royal T's "Cool Down".

Tim F, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 22:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh yeah the tropicals are the absolute best/worst for that malarkey

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 23:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

anyway!

ESSENTIAL GARAGE - 16th June 2014
http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/15560952/file.html

All About She - Remedy - Disturbing London
CJ Reign - Believe ft Anatea - Two Step Vybe Dubb - DPR Recordings
Tinashe - 2 On - DJ Q Remix - White Label
Shadow Child - Steak Fingers - Food Music
Sparks & Kie - Fly Bi - Accapella - EastWest
Lana Del Rey - West Coast - MK Remix - Polydor
Stikky Lips & Chris Lorenzo - Naughty Good Girl - Cuff
Olivia Louise - Cocaine - DJ Q Remix - Q Recordings
DJ Haus - Lez Get 2getha - Hot Haus Records
Davidian - What I Want ft Tiffani Juno - Original - Kitsune
Apexape & Chris Lorenzo - Listen Up - Speakerboxx
Justice - DVNO - Sunshine Brothers Remix - Ed Banger Records
Chris Gresswell & The Alliance - In Here - White Label
Wonderlush - Swag - Wideboys Summer Garage Mix - World Wide Phonographics
Flava D - Her Loves Me - White Label
Second City & Tyler Rowe - I Enter - Dirtybird
TS7 - Give Me A Sign ft Yaz Nicks - Dub Mix
Champion - Execution - Nest HQ
Mumdance - Take Time ft Novelist - Rinse
Mak & Pasteman - Electro Funk Massacre - Lobster Boy
Tazer - Wet Dollars - Donaeo Remix - Recess Recordings
Tony H - Deep Down - 42tf Recordings
Shift K3y vs Teedra Moses - Touch Your Girl - DJ Q Mash Up - White Label
Junior Jack - Thrill Me - GotSome Ruff & Rugged Remix - [PIAS] Recordings
Rough Copy - Street Love - DJ Q Dub Remix - Simco Limited
Hybrid Theory & Jamie George - Only You - Four 40 Records
DJ Q - Madness - White Label
PVC - You Smoke - Q Recordings
Colours - What You Do ft Eska - 10 Below Remix - Ice Cream Records
K Stewart - Tell Me Bout That - 37 Adventures

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 23:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

had originally intended to rerecord that (hence the delay) but 1/ cba and 2/ in retrospect i decided to preserve the forgetful moment that i contrived to install drivers more or less in tune and in time with 'wet dollars'. selec le lec tah!

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 23:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/dj-q-live-at-motion

toby, Thursday, 10 July 2014 16:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

let's see if the dl works

r|t|c, Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

...no. does if u inspect element yourself though

r|t|c, Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

yep, same with all those rbma shows. sadly they've moved to 128kbps though (used to be 320).

toby, Thursday, 10 July 2014 19:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

Champion - Execution - Nest HQ
Mumdance - Take Time ft Novelist - Rinse
Mak & Pasteman - Electro Funk Massacre - Lobster Boy
Tazer - Wet Dollars - Donaeo Remix - Recess Recordings

this section is so sick

r|t|c, Friday, 11 July 2014 06:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

new Trumpet and Badman EP is a KILLER

online hardman, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:13 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

The moment in the Sheffield set when Q drops "Gotta Get Thru This" is such a vibe ting.

Tim F, Friday, 8 August 2014 09:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

/ end communication

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 August 2014 16:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Is there a missing 'J' in that logo?

The Reverend, Friday, 15 August 2014 17:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

no we are disqualified from listening again sorry

r|t|c, Friday, 15 August 2014 18:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck.

The Reverend, Friday, 15 August 2014 18:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i dunno what it is! as a consequence of me telling q about this thread he occasionally sends me things he wants to tell us about - like this graphic - and i'm sorry if it comes off as street-teamy. but he says deets are forthcoming.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 16 August 2014 12:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

da quietus

Hogan's Bluff (wins), Saturday, 16 August 2014 12:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

never stop street teaming for DJ Q.

Tim F, Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

this week's essential garage is a banger. features a monstrous insectoid thorax and an inspired dash of the reelists 'freak mode'

won't be putting it up til its unavailable to stream but i trust u will all rise above mediocre ilx-poster-ass indolence

r|t|c, Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the new one is a blast - here's a link for the casual crew

https://www.ministryofsound.com/radio/shows/dj-q

Mind Taker, Sunday, 17 August 2014 10:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that mysterious jpg tracer posted refers to this new collab with the also-excellent flava d (who i'm beginning to discover)

https://soundcloud.com/localactionrecords/dj-q-flava-d-ps-loc018

lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that sbtv mix:

http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/89508614/file.html

dbs, Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

think i missed this one! thanks

(in fact i know i did because sparks & kie vs ten walls is something u generally remember in life)

r|t|c, Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

and now theres this´
http://www.mixcloud.com/Outlook_Festival/outlook-mix-series-20-dj-q/

Benny B, Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

ahhh that looks hella good. shame i have zero time

c&a preditah collabo what what

he even brought back booda 'no more calls' from the 1xtra days. q if ur reading this plz release that on ur label u known u want to okthxbye

r|t|c, Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

zero time - tell me about it. managed to make time for the new essential garage though. amazing.

the preditah/c&a thing is a free download btw
http://monkiandfriends.redbullstudios.com/

Benny B, Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

amazing mix here -

https://soundcloud.com/djqmusic/dj-q-live-paris-social-club-paris-france-23rd-august-2014

i feel like it's a summation and refinement of his 2014 mixes so far - "baay-beh", fly-bi, etc

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

or maybe i just like it cause it's super accessible, relatively speaking

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

in comparison to?

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

his previous club mixes; this feels like a "greatest hits" in a way

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah i wasn't asking in a pointy accusatory way, guess i'm just interested in hearing to what extent the mos sets may be daunting to perhaps the more life-balanced non-acolyte shall we say

it's clearly v understandable why any garage dj would approach live sets in this way (especially so abroad) and of course q does do it in a particularly switched-on way; however behind the freewheeling party fun i do sometimes wonder whether and how far ukg still has to make excuses for itself by taking frequent recourse in emollient nostalgia... and even though garage is pervasive in so many ways now how the particular association in itself may be something that many recoil from (much like how kids today want to grow up being seen as any and everything but an r&b singer despite demonstrable evidence to the contrary)

obv i'm not trying to hop in the nerd wahhmbulance here with the "keep it ardkore" siren blaring feebly but idk it's kinda hard not to discern a slight subconscious implication that the radio sets are too experimental or estranging to fly irl when really they already do so much to make all the hard weird crazy edges of ukg's ecologies as fun as inconceivably possible, without having to pop monsta boy acappellas over the top or whatever (haha this reads like shots fired at dj ez now)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

isn't it just the difference in radio sets vs live sets, the former pretty much always for the hedz and your producer wanting as many "exclusives" as possible to sell the show with?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

I love both modes. Esp. in a live setting the sheer thrill of hearing some of the old 2-step tunes - esp. less obvious ones - is massive. On the flipside there's a certain taut plastic-covered muscularity to the new productions Q draws for that makes his radio sets really deeply satisfying to me in a way that a more golden oldies set might not in anything other than a live set (though it's complicated here by the thrill of Q's mixing and bootlegging, which really comes to the fore live).

Partly this is because grooves like "Testosterone Deficiency" or (in a different way) PVC's "You Know My Man" don't feel like they could have existed three years ago. But even less obviously contemporary stuff like the CJ Reign remix of "Jack" has a - what is it - a toughness that feels now even though objectively we're just talking bass driven 2-step circa 2001.

Tim F, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah i think i've probably misarticulated here... really the difference is the live sets are like a dizzying quickfire hopscotch from old celebrated bits in/to/thru new riddims (v noticeable how v much more the chris lorenzo catalogue features in these btw), in-yer-face style ukg evangelism, whereas the radio sets take advantage of a freer licence to draw the listener along someplace and deliver abrupt switches or weave over extra layers etc

trace is also right in saying it's something of a time-old dj situation in any genre smaller than the omni-categories (ie i'm not saying him playing an old bit is like a house dj having to play frankie knuckles every set) (wrt radio production tho in this particular instance i'd be v surprised if mos' input extended beyond "send us a mix once a month and we'll bang some idents on it cheers"). and of course it's better to be aware of and willing to please your punters than not!

still tho i would argue that the radio sets are functionally dance music first and foremost, whether hi-concept or not, so idk it does just seem something of a shame that it should demand adaptation in the wild (however skilled and judicious that may be)

(heh i'd also say there's probably an additional vague overarching thing informing this circumlocution which is just generally internally wondering how impressive or distinctive q mos sets actually do come across to the non-kvlt who quite reasonably arent interested in the ecologies and microdialectics etc)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

i mean to put it another way it's really as simple as silently freaking out on the bus to (for instance) the randomer/mella dee drops in the latest set and thinking "fuckkkkk i wish i was there!!" and then that there kinda being a mirage really

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

in this particular instance i'd be v surprised if mos' input extended beyond "send us a mix once a month and we'll bang some idents on it cheers"

hah yes i'm sure you're right about that. but i think there's an expectation that mixes for the radio are going to make a statement of some kind, set out a stall, be "promo", have a certain proportion of new choons, show the way in some regard

lol at your last post, this is so very true

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 20:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

comes back to what i mentioned earlier - the thing is i'm actually not so certain that that expectation is there for most manifestations of ukg, not in the active, agent way it generally is of other stuff. pr's will always liberally throw around words like freshest etc but i mean beyond that... ukg i think holds a place in the public consciousness somewhere in between fond nostalgia and a vague awareness that its lifeforce is still extant and maybe particularly influential lately - but really when you start talking of edgy new this n that it generally immediately becomes basshouse etc. i mean take q out of the equation and who do u really got making the same case, what does the world look like then? so this is really why i wonder if there's an constant subliminal element of deferential persuasion involved in the more referential live sets beyond just keeping the party bubbling with crowdpleasing hits

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

the randomer/mella dee drops in the latest set and thinking "fuckkkkk i wish i was there!!" and then that there kinda being a mirage really

― r|t|c, miércoles 27 de agosto de 2014 20:53 (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

aah these are the awesome slo-mo pitchshifting jungle bits right? had been kinda trying to imagine for while how breakbeats could be used in a garage context, without it just being yer standard "breakbeat garage" (in the 138 trek sense) but when these dropped unexpectedly they surpassed my fantasies. never even rated mella dee or randomer that highly before, and i suspect they wouldn´t have/won´t hit me in the same way if i´d just heard them on soundcloud or whatever. anyway, need to listen to this set again asap

haven´t listened yet but a free classified ep has just dropped too :)
http://2tuf4u.bandcamp.com/album/completely-classified-e-p-vol-1

Benny B, Thursday, 28 August 2014 22:43 (6 days ago) Permalink

ok, listened again and realise i probably got a bit carried away with the break thing there. still, no one can say Q isn´t pushing back the boundaries of what garage can be by selecting tracks like these.

the classified ep is straight tropical/todd edwards aceness as you´d expect

Benny B, Sunday, 31 August 2014 11:47 (3 days ago) Permalink

*breakbeat thing

Benny B, Sunday, 31 August 2014 11:49 (3 days ago) Permalink

yeah def ... never liked mista men at all, and altho i've heard q make good use of randomer stuff before i'd never have touched anything on l.i.e.s with a bargepole (good sublol at what sounds like the "white sickness, white sickness" vox sample in gt turbo)

the fact q can pull off these moves while keeping them in close loyalist vicinity to todd edwards bits most sets is obv another example of what makes him so singular

r|t|c, Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:40 (3 days ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/cicadamusic/cicada-feat-fleur-around-and

on the subj of breakbeats i still wanna hear someone play this!

r|t|c, Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:43 (3 days ago) Permalink


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