Astral People are proud to present the return of DJ Q! After what seems like too long, UK’s enematic 2step, Speed Garage & Bass DJ, the one and only DJ Q is coming south of the equator to provide riddims over 5 dates across 2 continents.
Raised on his parents’ music taste – Huddersfield born DJ Q began his musical journey from a very young age. At the tender age of 12 he began garnering records and tapes and was already beginning to integrate himself into a flourishing UK Garage scene before amassing enough 12”s to warrant the purchase of his very first set of decks. 3 years on at 15, a self taught DJ Q had honed the skills sufficient to earn him his first bookings at local parties and unknowingly laid the foundations of a career.
First rising to eminence through the release of ‘You Wot’ – which was picked up by Ministry of Sound in the summer of 2008 and subsequently made its way in to the UK top 50 – DJ Q then stepped into the world of remixing and began building his portfolio reworking material from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, Keri Hilson and Katy B to name a few.
Since then, Q has built an extolled and varied catalogue that has touched the likes of Local Action, Butterz, Party Like Us, Unknown To The Unknown and his own imprint Q Recordings and has held down radio residencies at Ministry of Sound, BBC Radio 1Xtra and most recently Kiss FM through which his own Kiss Fresh show airs every Friday from 7 until 9.
A regular across the UK festival circuit, his hard work has also seen him travel the world having recently headlined his own Australia and New Zealand tour as well as playing shows in the US, Canada and across Europe.
Now – a lauded stalwart of UK Garage and House – DJ Q continues to maintain variety and dynamism in his productions. Either as a radio host or headline DJ he has earned his stripes and his rep as a musician whose shows, broadcasts and releases are not to be missed out on.