DJ Qu is a deep house DJ and producer who doesn't mind being called as such. Most artists are sniffy at best—outwardly hostile at worst—when labelled with a specific genre tag, whereas Ramon Lisandro Quezada has embraced the term, spending the last few years mining the very depths of the sound. Many will have first encountered Qu via his association with Jus-Ed's New York-based Underground Quality imprint and its coterie of artists' rise to international prominence during 2009, although Qu did have something of a lead up to this. He began Strength Music Recordings back in 2006, using it as a platform to showcase mainly his own productions, which as of earlier this year includes a classy full-length offering in the form of Gymnastics.
It has been said before but Qu and his aforementioned NYC contemporaries are among the most affable people you're likely to meet on the scene—qualities we think translate to the music selected on RA.267. Unreleased tracks from Fred P., Levon Vincent, Jus-Ed and Qu himself nestle in alongside deep house cuts of the highest calibre.