A live monthly DJ series at Crosstown Arts
This month: Qemist (house/electronic/dance)
Location: The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
The SPINS series will feature music as diverse as the City of Memphis. Each month, a rotating line-up of DJs will play everything from old-school Hip-Hop and House to Ultra Lounge and Afrobeat. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, come chill. Come hang. Come party!
From a young age, Memphis-based producer and DJ Qemist has had a taste for innovative electronic dance music. Blending genres like underground house, jersey club, ballroom house, and footwork, Qemist is carving out his niche and finding a place in the vast utopia of internet producer/DJs while also leaving his mark.
Taking influence from a plethora of artists such as Geotheory, DJ Rashad, Jungle, Kaytranada, and LSDXOXO, Qemist has honed into his own lane of genre-bending electronica. His first project ‘9 Club’ released under Rare Nnudes Music was a pivotal shift in his overall style of music making. It was then that Qemist really started to experiment with more off-kilter sounds, smooth melodies, and deconstructed beat patterns. The EP has earned him numerous accolades and has even been compared to the works of Clams Casino and Aphex Twin.
Since its release, Qemist has continued to hone his sound and create genre-breaking music. In 2017, Qemist released his ‘Warm. Volume. Theory’ EP on Future-Everything and continues to release mixes through the label.