Moving between bassline, UK garage, bumping house, and beyond, FABRICLIVE 99: DJ Q captures the next-generation soundtrack from the Huddersfield-born DJ and producer, who can currently be found playing across the UK and Europe, and on Radio 1 as part of TQD (Q, alongside Royal T and Flava D). Amongst a busy summer schedule that includes Parklife, Lovebox, Boomtown, and Made, he’ll play the FABRICLIVE: 99 album launch party on 13 July, returning to EC1 with D Double E, Swindle, Chimpo & Trigga, Jack Junior and Jossy Mitsu.
“Putting together this mix was really fun. I made a lot of the music myself and with other musicians I’m close to. I also got in touch with a couple of people for exclusives and remixes. I wanted to make it special in a sense that all the tracks bar one are previously unreleased. There’s a decent amount of VIPs on there too. By listening to the mix you will get a good idea of the sort of sounds I enjoy playing and making. There’s straight Bassline on there, UK Garage influenced stuff, bumpy 4x4 bits and everything else.” -DJ Q
A prolific artist well-known for his relentless work rate, and six year stint as a DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra, DJ Q’s speedy, characteristic sound first gained notoriety via his 2007 bassline smash hit U Wot, but it’s his tireless schedule that’s kept him secure in the minds of the record buying public. To date, DJ Q has over one hundred productions and remixes under his belt, his solo album, Ineffable, was released on Local Action in 2014, the collaborative TQD album, UKG, dropped in 2017, and his All Night album was released earlier this year.
Recent tracks Time To Shine (included on this mix), and Rock Wit You with Jack Junior are the latest additions to what’s become an incredible discography, and heading into summer with a benchmark compilation series to his name, Q’s enthusiasm shows no sign of waning.
It’s in the live arena that DJ Q’s technical ability and passion for the music really shines through. In autumn 2017 he launched the live project, ‘All Night’, a show that he toured for 9 days straight (totaling more than 50 hours playing time), and during which he dug deep into his archives, spinning a meld of house, garage, bassline, jungle and more.
1. DJ Q - FABRICLIVE Intro
2. DJ Q - Time To Shine
3. DJ Q & Jack Junior - Badbwoy Sound
4. DJ Q - Gag Reflex
5. DJ Q - My Heart VIP
6. Todd Edwards - Take A Look
7. DJ Q & Bassboy - Alliance
8. DJ Q - Our Sound VIP
9. DJ Q - What I’m Like
10. DJ Q - Danger VIP
11. TQD & Champion - Diva
12. Mind Of A Dragon - Chances ft Dakota Sixx
13. DJ Q & Jack Junior - I’m Sorry
14. Flava D - All Mine
15. Zibba ft DJ Q - Round & Round
16. DJ Q - Dirty Deeds (Claybrook Remix)
17. DJ Q - Stingray
18. Zibba - I Will Never Leave (Renkin Style Remix)
19. Moony - Fire (DJ Q Remix)
20. Moony - Without You (DJ Q VIP Special)
21. Jack Junior - I Fall
22. NYTA - Badman VIP
23. Gemma Fox - Superwoman
24. Royal-T - Bu Da Bup
25. DJ Q - Notice Me VIP
26. Jack Junior & Robbie Rue - Sprinter
27. Swindle - Connecta ft Ricardo China (DJ Q VIP Remix)
28. The Heatwave ft Mr Lexx & Keida - Walk Out Gyal (DJ Q Remix)
29. Thorpey - Come Right VIP
30. TQD - A Letter To EZ VIP
31. DJ Q - Over There (TuffCulture Remix)
32. DJ Q – Completion
FABRICLIVE 99: DJ Q will be released on 20th July.
Order your copy here.
DJ Q launches FABRICLIVE 99 on Friday 13th July.
Tickets are on sale here.