UK producer DJ Q started 2013 by announcing a new single ‘Trust Again’, the first from his forthcoming debut album.
Real name Shollen Quarshie, Q emerged as one of the stars of the UK’s Niche / bassline house explosion in the mid-’00s, teaming up with MC Bonez on the crossover hit ‘U Wot?’. He released a steady succession of singles around this time, and joined BBC Radio 1xtra as a presenter in 2006, remaining on the station until 2012.
Recent years have seen Q extend his palette to UK garage, grime and vocal pop, releasing on Unknown to the Unknown, Toddla T’s Girls Music and Local Action, the label that will be releasing Q’s debut album [disclaimer: the label is run independently by FACT staff member Tom Lea]. Although Q released a full length bassline retrospective, The Archive, through his own Q Recordings imprint last year, this represents his first solo artist album.
Tonight, Q will headline a launch party for ‘Trust Again’ at East London’s Alibi, with a late license and free entry all night. The rest of the line-up sports ‘Trust Again’ vocalist Louise Williams, Slackk b2b Tom Lea, Unknown to the Unknown’s DJ Haus b2b Mumdance, Slew Dem’s DJ Spooky, DJ Noamz and more. For more details, head to the Facebook event page.