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

(*how fucking especially good is this!! put those old records away and remember why i keep u on retainer tim!! SALVATION IN LOVE! https://soundcloud.com/axtonemusic/camelphat-ft-ame-paradigm-amtracs-temptation-mix)

lol but yes this is amazing, though I expect I'll like it even more in the midst of the maelstrom you describe.

Tim F, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 18:04 (3 months ago) Permalink

Even though the Tchami tune is just a (superior) sequel to "Promesses", something about the compressed shivery stutter of the riff feels deliberately designed for DJ Q in a post-"Ghosts" sense. Like you could imagine Tchami composing the riff and calling Q from France and Q would be all "yasssss bitch I have an opening for this in exactly fifteen minutes send it over now."

Tim F, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 18:11 (3 months ago) Permalink

i'm several weeks behind on q sets but the last little few individual tracks have turned my head inside out

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:19 (3 months ago) Permalink

SALVATION IN LOVE!
SALVATION IN LOVE!
SALVATION IN LOVE!

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:20 (3 months ago) Permalink

also that riff in "after life" that sounds like building blocks tumbling down

the xylophones in the day mix of "day & night"

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:21 (3 months ago) Permalink

Billy Kenny & Chris G – Diamond Rings

this one from the 3/4 show is mental

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 May 2015 18:06 (3 months ago) Permalink

billy kenny is legit as fuck

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 7 May 2015 18:23 (3 months ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/wild-life-festival/wildlife15-mix-20-dj-q

NY Stomp ft Matthew Kirkwood - I Feel It Comin' On (Bass 'n Dirt Mix)
Billy Kenny & Abby Jane - I Operate
Lucy Love & Tom Shorterz - Colours (Royal-T Remix)
AC Slater - Freaky
Skepta - That's Not Me (Accapella)
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Rhymes
Flava D - In The Dance VIP
CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand's Drum 'n Bass Mix)
Cause & Affect - Get To The Chopper
DJ Q - 99
??
Ryan Blyth & After 6 ft Luther Soul - Special
??
Todd Edwards ‎– Beckon Call (2003 Remix)
Majestic - Crooks
U Know The Drill - Like Thiz
Skelecta & Hybrid Theory - The Big Bad Wolf
Newham Generals - Levels vs ??
George Morel - Let's Groove
Semedo - Gonna Leave You (Phlegmatic Dogs Remix)
Sparks & Kie - Fly Bi (Accapella)
Mak & Pasteman - Do 4 Me
Crookers ft Jeremih - I Just Can't (Chris Lorenzo Remix)
Henry Krinkle - Stay (Justin Martin Remix)
Flava D - More Love
Peace By Piece ‎- Nobody's Business
Kim English - Nite Life (Armand Van Helden Retail Mix)

dbs, Saturday, 16 May 2015 17:31 (3 months ago) Permalink

the tqd song is really good!! https://soundcloud.com/djqmusic/t-q-d-day-night-day-mix

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:26 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

loving this so much recently, crying shame there's no digital release. to confine something as joyous as this to vinyl-only

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

chipmunk led version of 'no scrubs'????

pandemic, Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:08 (3 months ago) Permalink

ah the moment when the 'C.R.E.A.M' piano starts to appear.

pandemic, Saturday, 30 May 2015 13:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

oh wow this 'man on fire' track :)

pandemic, Saturday, 30 May 2015 14:03 (3 months ago) Permalink

some A+ squelch noises on this 1thing remix opener.

pandemic, Saturday, 6 June 2015 10:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

wait are you saying there is a amerie x dj q remix?

the late great, Saturday, 6 June 2015 11:43 (2 months ago) Permalink

the 1thing mix pands refers to is by all about she but there have been several q x amerie bits over the years (whether full remix or samplings), pretty sure if u ctrl-f itt they'll all have been mentioned

r|t|c, Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

heads up for uk listeners that if you have the kissplayer bookmarked u might be ending up at a working page without the tracklist that appears some weeks so it's always best to start off at the home page (only found this out recently myself grr) (not last weeks btw, couldnt help with pandemic's track reqs sadly)

for instance
http://kissfresh.kissfmuk.com/la154990/dj-q-on-kiss-fresh/
http://kissfresh.kissfmuk.com/la638057/dj-q-on-kiss-fresh/ <<- tlisted

r|t|c, Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

good tip, just rebooted for my 2nd go thru and lo and behold there the tracklist is where once there was none.

pandemic, Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

oh duh it wasnt all about she btw it was of course the squelchmaster general himself pvc of PVC // Purple Velvet Curtains acclaim

https://soundcloud.com/latropical/sets/pvc-artist-spotlight

since i'm at it i may as well mention this soundcloud ep he done from a couple months back is 100% extraordinary @_@/;_;/~_~/*_* mindblowing vibes to make the place levitate

r|t|c, Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

man, its killing me i cant listen to these sets. is Q really gonna upload every kiss set on soundcloud?

i'm having to go to factmag for fresh Q sets ffs!

Benny B, Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

https://soundcloud.com/latropical/sets/pvc-artist-spotlight

since i'm at it i may as well mention this soundcloud ep he done from a couple months back is 100% extraordinary @_@/;_;/~_~/*_* mindblowing vibes to make the place levitate

― r|t|c, Saturday, June 6, 2015 12:18 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

AAAAHHHHHH

lex pretend, Monday, 22 June 2015 20:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

BASS SO HEAVY IT'S A PISSTAKE
BASS SO HEAVY MAKE THE RAVE SHAKE

lex pretend, Monday, 22 June 2015 20:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

could one of you fellows paste the tracklist for this weeks show 19/06 please? got the stream but wont display the tl. its been nice kicking back and listening without gawping at a tl on the laptop screen but curiosity has got the better of me now. ta :)

Benny B, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 17:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

the pony remix is so good

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 17:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

The tracklist was missing from my listen to the show last week as well :( Pity cos it was a great show. Tracklist back this week at least, currently sound racking my Copa America catch up. Turns out the chipmunk no scrubs I mentioned the other week is by Shift K3y!. The 'Fire Man' track is by Moony but I'm having no luck finding it online at all.

pandemic, Saturday, 27 June 2015 09:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

*soundtracking*

pandemic, Saturday, 27 June 2015 09:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

Feeling Miss Fire-Take Off Your Clothes (Burgaboy Remix)

pandemic, Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

spotted this,

Mixmag "UK garage don drops a low-rider on Night Bass' first compilation"

Check out DJ Q's 'Madness' below, and you can get 'This is Night Bass Vol 1' on June 30.

http://www.mixmag.net/read/dj-q-premieres

direct link:
https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/premiere-dj-q-madness

more info:
http://ihouseu.uk/music/night-bass-vol-1.html

"THIS IS NIGHTBASS" TRACKLIST
1) AC SLATER & CHRIS LORENZO - FLY KICKS
2) JACK BEATS - WILD FIRE
3) AC SLATER & PETEY CLICKS - GOT DAMN
4) DJ Q - MADNESS
5) JAY ROBINSON - GLOOM
6) AC SLATER & GOTSOME - MOVE IT BACK
7) TAIKI NULIGHT - CHECK OUT TIME

djmartian, Saturday, 27 June 2015 13:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

hard to pick moments out from the consistent orgiastic abundance (bit frustrating too not to be able to chinwag about it in weekly realtime) but i am particularly waiting for 17/4 to arrive so i can publicly induct it into the official ineffable canon

still waiting :-( guess I should start recording them myself each week.

toby, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

[that quote is from rtc upthread btw]

toby, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

also, for me this week's show:

http://kissfresh.kissfmuk.com/la816376/

seems to repeat the first hour twice - does anyone else have this problem?

toby, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Feeling Tchami ft AC Slater & Kaleem Taylor - Missing You and TS7 - If You Love Me this week a whole lot.

pandemic, Monday, 20 July 2015 13:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Lol at his choice and description for "F"

Tim F, Friday, 24 July 2015 10:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

"d" too, can never tire of him illustrating that point. luv the obv new bicep, kevin knapp and dusky tunes in last week's show for instance, or rather luv them for being there more accurately

r|t|c, Friday, 24 July 2015 10:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

tbf i know i say that or similar like every month but the jihad on spotify pagans be eternal innit

r|t|c, Friday, 24 July 2015 10:51 (1 month ago) Permalink


DJ Q says at 0:03: 19 days
this is my favourite tune of all time!!!!!!!!

yessssss B)

r|t|c, Friday, 24 July 2015 10:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

reminds me of that one brilliant time he kicked off an old school bassline mix with ladycop 'to be real'

r|t|c, Friday, 24 July 2015 11:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

(i know i am neglecting peevs' own thread but mutant geelong is much more interesting than hats-off mr auteur)

r|t|c, Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

i still regularly check for a "levitate" release or download, everything else on that la tropical ep is up for free d/l now

lex pretend, Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

he's played it quite a few weeks in a row but this is the first time i was really feeling Preditah ft Yasmin 'Supernaturally'. Also loving Flava D 'Bump N Grind' into Preditah 'Zero'intoChampion ft Teresa 'Red Light' and all points BEYOND!!

pandemic, Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

Ooh 'House Every Weekend' remix. Nice.

pandemic, Saturday, 1 August 2015 12:16 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

okay lol I live in a cage. Had no idea this went to #1!

pandemic, Saturday, 1 August 2015 12:18 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

sometimes really feel i should be archiving certain specific moments of outrageous ineffability, like 4 the pickney dem of the world

http://www.hulkshare.com/nurjhihnaznk

i mean

r|t|c, Monday, 3 August 2015 23:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

totally

pandemic, Wednesday, 5 August 2015 10:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

catching up...

whats this grimey rnb thing ("put your hands up in the air/i wanna rock with you) at around 8 mins in this weeks show?

(OMG its just gone into a montell jordan remix, then a todd (?) track/then that still-hot 'operate' thing that sounds like a sequel to 'i enter' then Adele i could go on adding things but ...perfect)

still cant get tls unfortunately

Benny B, Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

tls have been sporadic and this wasnt one of the lucky weeks unfortunately. i dunno it but good tune tho!

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 August 2015 21:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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