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 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol @ " TWOSTEP BACK"

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

all the birds sayin that twostep back

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 March 2012 05:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

:D

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 05:53 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 06:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

bummer i thought this thread was about dj q

the late great, Friday, 9 March 2012 07:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Robin Thicke remix on that mix!

The Reverend, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is fabulous also:

Alyssa Reid - Alone Again (Sunship Remix)

Tim F, Friday, 9 March 2012 09:12 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

even better than the a-side imo:

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 05:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

THE SUMMER IS NOT READY

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

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

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

"brandy & coke" was a total

for me

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

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

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 06:45 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also THIS:

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 09:35 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

where is rtc? ilm suffers without him.

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:22 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:03 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

obv

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:21 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

"what they say" is basically an organ anthem.

Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

same guy? used to love this bitd

piscesx, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:34 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

pisces: different guy

The Reverend, Monday, 19 March 2012 22:01 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

this maya jane coles track is fabulous

The Reverend, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg tim f are you from geelong too?

bae sremmurd (monotony), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

No but i have been clubbing there.

I could have said "clubbing at Crown Casino" instead, but that seemed specific to the point of ridiculousness.

Tim F, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Patiently waiting for Q to upload last weekend's show.

Tim F, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

that will appear after this week's show does, if it wasnt totes obvious

'ghosts' remix is vg but in truth that's a monster that doesn't wanna be lassoed

on the subject i'm slightly surprised/impressed he doesn't play his oldskool mix of amerie ever cos it's a classic little belter:

shorterz alone loves it and canes it however which is v cosmically pleasing imo

r|t|c, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

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

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:25 Bookmark

also amazed that some of the new (iirc?) productions here are yet to turn up. esp 'everything'!!

r|t|c, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

haha i just got to the ILX shoutout in ep 2!! SO GOOD!!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

Cause & Affect – Get To The Chopper
Bassboy ft Clarity – Rainbow

these two basslines mashed together is the be-all and end-all of everything ever

Benny B, Friday, 13 February 2015 11:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

that kiss fresh mix is pure filth. when ten walls' elephant comes in is obscene.

||||||||, Friday, 13 February 2015 13:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

6/2 show up on Q's soundcloud now. Predictably it is amazing. Enjoying the use of "Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (SCALES Remix)" this week...
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toby, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

there is a really unfortunate ed sheeran bit in the new one but otherwise so amazing

oh my god that oxide & neutrino/gala thing, gigantic and apparently new?!
love the weekly reminders that "don't call me baby" is one of the best songs ever

Flava D ft Miss Fire - Closer
DJ Haus & Matrixxman - Feel It
Luca Guerrieri - Harmony
Ill Phil & Lorenzo - Ripped Groove

this section!!! those elephantine chords paired with the twinkling synths. i lost track of which actual track this is. and then the segue into the bassliney one with the vocal stretched out like a car alarm

so excellent to hear stush's voice

"crocodile tears" into "everything i need", heart in mouth

"one night only" is as huge and glittery an anthem as "ghosts"

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Is that the most recent Soundcloud post you're referring to?

Matt DC, Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

this https://soundcloud.com/djqmusic/dj-q-kiss-fresh-6215-kissfresh

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

where are the tracklists?

bae sremmurd (monotony), Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

it's on that soundcloud page

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

ah i'm a dolt and didn't see the "show more" button

bae sremmurd (monotony), Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

already talked about interzone x edm on like four other threads but i think this one will be most appropriate

spinnin (not proven but it's obviously them as the youtube takedowns are on their behalf) now have a new one coming out with a sample of what sounds to me like slick don the bassline mc!! lol what a world

https://soundcloud.com/mellowmusicgermany/illflavaz-natsuj-skanking-away-id-remix-preview

they are whipping up the shazam hype by giving it out to tong and mistajam and not telling who the producer is (which is exactly what they did for 'rumors'). tiesto and martin garrix are playing it

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/3VrlgcZptOs

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

aw that will be nice if slick don sees some cash from this.

he was in the studio when that photo upthread was taken of q holding up the "ineffable" sign. he had missed the last train back to birmingham so decided to come in to q's show, drop some bars, and stay up til trains started running again :o

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

this is how we do it into milkshake out of milkshake

pandemic, Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

and then into selecta 2015!

big juicy moves like that with the geelong handbag jamz with the new edm crossover all together go to show that friday night radio is the most perfect laboratory for q right now

like go back to the stuff i was wondering about a few months ago wrt how bridgeable the gap was between the crowdpleasing retro & fireworks ez-style live sets and the dense underground tunnelling mos sets and it's like you could not have orchestrated this situation any better to interrogate that

not to say that there are brand new elements being introduced or really a change in approach at all, it's just a subtle reformulation, ratios weighted appropriate to context.... would be pushing it (and is illogical anyway...) but you could almost make the case that this show is the essential bassline to essential garage before it? like that's the sensibility most at play setting it apart imo

r|t|c, Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

#CREEPLYFE

r|t|c, Saturday, 7 March 2015 11:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Been sitting here playing FM, wondering whether to bother watching the Villa game, whilst also having a nagging thought at the back of my mind that I was forgetting to do something that I usually do on a Saturday afternoon...then saw this thread bumped

THX r|t|c !!!

pandemic, Saturday, 7 March 2015 12:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait, what's the tune he plays after 'don't call me baby' that has "TAKE ME AWAAAY" in the chorus??

pandemic, Saturday, 7 March 2015 13:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

that's the new one from the excellent dj skt, with whom you can't go wrong. v much an aesthetic soulmate of q's imo!

https://soundcloud.com/azulirecords/dj-skt-featuring-rae-take-me-away-edit
https://soundcloud.com/djskt

was always kinda surprised he never played this ruffer one in partic (to my knowledge anyway)

https://soundcloud.com/djskt/dj-s-k-t-midnight-circus-audio

r|t|c, Saturday, 7 March 2015 13:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

really nice to have the new wideboys tune ('move & groove') crop up too, they are definitely a huge evolutionary link in the friday nite geelong evolution

r|t|c, Saturday, 7 March 2015 13:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

fashion week and it's SHUT DOWN!

pandemic, Saturday, 7 March 2015 13:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

also thanks for the info, will explore :)

pandemic, Saturday, 7 March 2015 13:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/flava_d/bare-fields-rinse-fm-rip

terminator palance 🔥🔥🔥

r|t|c, Sunday, 8 March 2015 12:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Redlight – Gold Teeth
Nastee Boi – Ragz

^omfg this bit

lex pretend, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

love the way all the refixes being credited to the new producer rather than the original artists means glorious surprises at every turn

lex pretend, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

at this point i feel fairly confident he could do an entire two hours with the gold teeth acapella running over it

r|t|c, Monday, 9 March 2015 19:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

Why won't this flipping Kiss Fresh player work??!! Don't fail me now and leave me to suffer Michael Owen.

pandemic, Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

at this point i feel fairly confident he could do an entire two hours with the gold teeth acapella running over it

ha otm

the whip of stampede colliding with gunshots just prior to this (in the 20th show) was totally amazing too

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Success!!

Shout out for Tim Finney and the Reverand!!!!

pandemic, Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

really wasn't expecting james blake

pandemic, Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

Got to say I'm loving the higher concentration of handbag anthems in this (cf the continual reappearance of Madison Avenue) but he manages to do that without sacrificing boshier beat-em-up moments, often spinning from one to another.

I'm a couple of weeks behind and only just listening to the 27/02 set while playing Mario Kart and truly there is no higher state of man.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

His use of Preditah's Selecta remains A+++ btw.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

love the way all the refixes being credited to the new producer rather than the original artists means glorious surprises at every turn

Just got a blast of unexpected Get Get Down and I can enthusiastically endorse this bit.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

heh that bootleg is actually the only one where the producer (zed bias iirc) isnt credited though /pedant

Got to say I'm loving the higher concentration of handbag anthems in this (cf the continual reappearance of Madison Avenue) but he manages to do that without sacrificing boshier beat-em-up moments, often spinning from one to another.

― Matt DC, Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:03 Bookmark

yeah, also the strand of abstract/indie moodpieces he uses for builder/breathers

as pandemic mentions there's a really nice section in yday's one where he plays with them together, so

James Blake - Limit To Your Love bass remix
Four Tet - Back To The Start
Grey Worm - The Greatest (MK Dub)
Escape - Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix)

and then the todd remix of faylene brown, reprising the tropical 2 trick of using classicism as bucolic relief

r|t|c, Saturday, 14 March 2015 14:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

Speaking of Todd can we talk about how his dub mix of Etienne De Crecy's "You" will maybe be tune of the year once it is released?

Tim F, Sunday, 15 March 2015 08:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

And then we can talk about the other Todd and his remix of Hercules & Love Affair.

DJ Q keeping me up with all my favourites Todds.

Tim F, Sunday, 15 March 2015 08:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

Srsly though when it's on I can't think of a better variant of music than Q's current brand of handlebar hooligan handbag house.

Tim F, Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

the 6th Feb mix has gone into regular rotation here, looking forward to catching up on these

boxedjoy, Monday, 13 April 2015 22:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Finally heard Q's shout out to Rev and I on the 13 March show - proudest moment of my life.

Tim F, Friday, 17 April 2015 20:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

shift k3y and the track that followed it "on the dancefloor sk sk skanking away" were sweet.

pandemic, Saturday, 18 April 2015 11:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

thatll be this

turns out it's not slick don on here as i wondered upthread but a local leeds mc called domzi boy plucked from deep obscurity by a dutchman

DOMZI ‏@DomziBoy
Thank life for happening, thank every twist & turn, there Is a reason for every single thing ☝️

r|t|c, Saturday, 18 April 2015 18:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hot Source ft Crystal – Lovin You
Little By Little x Hard Drive – Deep Inside (Apexape Edit)

!!!!

lex pretend, Monday, 20 April 2015 14:10 (6 days ago) Permalink

http://bttrz.bigcartel.com/product/t-q-d-day-night

Debut record from Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D

Matt DC, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:26 (4 days ago) Permalink


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