- The UK bassline producer has announced a collection of his past work for release this month.
DJ Q will release an anthology called The Archive on his own Q Recordings this month.
Though most of the attention surrounding the post-garage UK dance genres is usually turned towards grime and dubstep, another style emerged around the same time in Sheffield known as "bassline." Largely the same tempo as dubstep and grime, bassline has a hard-edged sound with wobbly LFO bassline and garage-style chopped vocals. One of its largest proponents over the years has been DJ Q, who since 2006 has held a regular slot on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Shollen Quarshie has had a number of releases over the years, most recently the Brandy + Coke EP on London label Local Action, and he's releasing an exhaustive collection of his past work on his own eponymous imprint. Going all the way back to 2003, The Archive seeks to chronicle the evolution of bassline through the lens of Q's own tracks, containing 25 of his previously-released works including bassline staples like "Tea Bag."
01. The Intro
02. Back 2 Bassics
06. The Reasons
07. The Haven't Got A Chance
09. Unit 50
11. Original Bad
14. Watching You
16. Tea Bag
17. The Reasons Remix
18. Old Flex
19. Free Stevie
22. What To Do
23. Victory (Bonus Track)
24. Tea Bag Remix (Bonus Track)
25. You Got Me Remix (Bonus Track)
Q Recordings will release The Archive in June 2012.