The New Jersey based producer and DJ referred to himself as “the dancer’s DJ” in Resident Advisor’s 2009 feature on the US east coat house renaissance, a self-title honestly earned given his background as a world traveling house dancer through the 90’s and resident at New York’s esteemed HouseDanceConference. He’s been steadily reinforcing that description ever since, with a well-received run of rhythmic, dark, stripped-down productions for his Strength Music imprint launched in 2005 as well as having a rich output in both original and remix work for labels such as Rekids, Desolat and Synchrophone.
Never one to follow in the footsteps of others his debut album of 2011, “Gymnastics”, showcases a slice of what Little White Ear Buds called “supremely dark, house”, a body of work that blurs the lines between techno and house. This open space between genres has offered him a place in today’s house / techno market with remix releases including Nina Kravitz “Aus” (DJ Qu Remix) (Rekids) (2012) and Pirupa “Party Non Stop” (DJ Qu Remix) (Desolat) (2012). His services were further enlisted beyond the dance world with Nike commissioning him to compose the music for a work out DVD entitled “Rockstar Workout” in 2009.
He continues to share ideas and releases with Tri-State area friends Jus-Ed, Levon Vincent Fred P and Anthony Parasole. The “Party People Clap”release on Deconstruct in 2010 and last year’s release on Anthony Parasole’s hotly tipped The Corner label with “Times Like These” are a few notable highlights from this legacy. The “Undescribed” EP (2012) on the French label Syncrophone topped key charts from Decks to Juno.
On the one and twos, Qu regularly plays at world class venues such as Fabric (UK), Panorama Bar (DE), Space, Ibiza (ES), DC10, Ibiza (ES), Amnesia, Ibiza (ES), Space, Miami (US), Output, New York (US) and Eleven, Tokyo (JP).