Dj Q: Uk G - Archives & Airways
Hi guys, let me start off by saying welcome! I'm DJ Q, garage producer and DJ at BBC 1Xtra. This is my first column for The Wrap Up and it's my job to fill you in on all things UK G. There are loads of exciting things happening at the moment. Wookie, Sunship, Zed Bias and DEVolution (Pete Dexeroux) are just some of the legendary producers who are making really good music…
With Agent X remixing Cheryl Cole, TS7 remixing Tulisa and Sunship remixing Alyssa Reid and Snoop Dogg, it seems like a whole host of major labels are looking to UK garage producers for remixes. Mike Delinquent Project also made the huge announcement this week, announcing that he'll be officially remixing Usher's next single - an incredible look for the scene.
Producer Mosca has finally unleashed his next release via Rinse's record label. It's a track called 'What You Came For' and features Katy B. The song is the vocal version of the massive instrumental 'Bax' which was originally released via Jackmaster's Numbers imprint; it was a big track for just about every DJ in the UK.
UK G has also been going strong in club land, both in the UK and abroad this last month. Last week I took a trip down to Fabric nightclub in London to play in Room 3. The room was hosted by the record label Local Action and the line-up featured myself, Scratcha DVA, Throwing Snow, Artifact, Slackk and label owner Tom Lea.
The night was wicked and I must say Scratcha smashed it with his set. He brought back so many memories when he drew for El-B's remix of 'You're Lying' by Croydon Dub Heads. During my set I dropped the Woz remix of 'Deep In The Valley' by Rudimental and that went off - so much so, that someone came behind me and wheeled up the track themselves. Another tune I remember going off was 'Basscone' by Redlight. Straight wheel up!
Over the past few weeks there's been some tracks I've been going a bit crazy for. Be sure to check out these out, as well as the throwback I've included...
1. Todd Edwards - 'Love Inside'
2. Redlight - 'Basscone'
3. Disclosure feat Ria Ritchie - 'Control'
4. Palace - 'Trust' (Mista Men Remix)
5. TS7 - 'Strobe Light’
6. DJ Fabian - 'Retro Bass'
7. Moony - 'Vital Organ'
8. Brasstooth - 'Celebrate Life'
Also, every month I'll be bringing you a set mixed by either myself or another DJ from the scene – just for your listening pleasure.
Here's your chance to hear a mix I put together for FACT Magazine. If you have never heard a DJ Q club set before, then this is the perfect mix to listen to. It's received a wicked response so far and it even had me trending on Twitter which really made my day! Enjoy and until next time…
Words: DJ Q (@DJQ85)