Genre/Style: Bassline House, Garage, 4×4, UK Garage
Mix Info: DJ Q Mix For The Blast (2012)
Length Mix: 00:34:34
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 39.5 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: DJ Q – Facebook Fanpage
It’s been quite some time since I last heard and reviewed a DJ Q mix, it must have been at least a year ago! The world wide web offers everything for us music lovers, and after browsing for minutes (not hours), I found an old mix, made by DJ Q, a mix he made for Blast back in 2012. This was a promo mix for an event which was held on the 7th of December 2012, and it’s a free download, so if you were looking for an excellent mix filled with Bassline and 4×4 tunes, don’t look no further, this is the mix you were looking for! It’s made by DJ Q for God’s sake!
DJ Q is a legend. A world famous DJ and producer who has inspired many up and coming artists, and he gave us hours of excellent music when he had his own show on BBC Radio 1, Back in 2004 he was given the opportunity to showcase his strength, and immediately became the youngest DJ at 1Xtra, hosting his own show for many years. He changed radio stations and now he’s a resident DJ on Ministry Of Sound Radio, with his monthly show. This man did not just play live on the air, he also played all over the world, from Russia to America, from the Netherlands to Italy, he has seen the world and played in front of thousands of people. He also releases amazing tunes, and his most famous track ever (alongside MC Bonez) hit the UK charts back in 2008, the track I’m talking about is ‘You Wot’.
After discovering Bassline music back in 2008, I looked on the web for music, and was drawn towards DJ Q’s radio show on BBC 1Xtra. His shows always entertained me a lot, and from that moment on I became addicted to DJ Q. Not like a drug addict, but more like a music freak. He gave Bassline music a platform, and people seemed to love his enthusiasm and passion for the music. The fans reaction to his music inspired him to release his debut album back in 2013, called ‘Ineffable’, which received mixed reviews. Maybe it’s a review I might do in the near future (if there are still copies left?)? This man has given his all to the UK Garage scene, and when the people at Blast asked him to make a promo mix, they didn’t knew that he was going to send them a fanf**kingtastic mix back! The result is astonishing, beautiful from the beginning to the end. From oldskool Bassline tunes to brandspanking new tunes to his own productions, it’s all in here. (when I say brandspanking new… it was new back in 2012, now it’s 2 years old).
Want to see the tracklist?
01. DJ Q – Armagideon
02. Donkey Punch – Snapbacks And Tattoos
03. Roses Gabor – Stars
04. Redlight – Basscone
05. Spooky – Baby
06. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
07. Tulisa – Sight Of You (TS7 Remix)
08. Burgaboy – You’re Gonna Love Me
09. Indo – R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Remix)
10. TS7 – Strobe
11. Artful Dodger – Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)
12. Preditah – Germs
13. DJ Q – Cross It
14. Virgo – Hypnotic
15. Rudekid – Summer
16. Victor Romeo – Inside You
17. Medlar – Onwards
18. DJ Q vs Rosie Gains – Closer Than Close
19. DJ Fabion – Retro Bass
20. Van She – Jamaica (Riva Starr Remix)
The tracklist is gorgeous. The perfect mix to start your weekend with, isn’t it? Yes, I know the mix is 2 years old, but who cares? Not me. Just press download, and spread the word, love the music. Praise the legend for his passion and enthusiasm, because it’s quite addictive. This mix makes me want to dig out a few old UK Garage CDs and wake up the whole neighbourhood. Why? Because I can.
The people at Blast didn’t knew they would receive such an excellent mix. The quality is immense, tune after tune. There’s no way of stopping DJ Q, when he’s behind the decks. The mix is flawless, and diverse as well. From calm and emotional tunes to the darker stuff, bass filled tunes, this mix has got everything.
DJ Q is a legend, and he knows it. This mix is yet another reason why we think that he’s UKG’s finest DJ. So damn good, it’s really hard to pick a favourite track because he has chosen only the finest tunes out there (back in 2012), and the result is beautiful. I simply can’t pick one track, because this whole mix is just too damn good. An excellent mix, probably DJ Q’s finest mix.
Excellent mix made by DJ Q. He never disappoints, he never lets us down. Only one score for a wicked mix!