pqfmDayWednesday (Monthly) Time18:00 - 20:00 Bio
pq found his feet after moving from Leeds to Kampala with Spooky-J, equipped with his synthesiser and some recording gear, and getting stuck there for two extremely productive years. He started a band called Nihiloxica, releasing on Nyege Nyege Tapes and subsequently touring the world. He also made some dope beats for Ugandan MC’s, releasing on Hakuna Kulala with Ecko Bazz. Outside of Kampala, pq also runs a record label called Spooky Shit with best mates Spooky-J and Ekhe. This serves as a platform for the trio’s erratic output, including Hot In Da Club, where the three slam their machines through an improvised workout of hard/work/tech/foot/sweat/core madness.
Live collaboration is fundamental to pq’s approach: you could even call him a team player. But what pervades his own sound is a form of extremism: an exploration of the obscure outer reaches of sound design and rhythm, often occupying either the darkest, or the lightest points of the spectrum. From doomed-out techno to blissful ambience: his productions and sets vary wildly in tempo and genre, but what remains constant is a discerning ear for that which pushes the envelope and escapes the mundane.