Q-Burns Abstract Message
Music scholar Daniel Fuller wrote that Orlando-based DJ/producer Q-Burns Abstract Message (Michael Donaldson) blurs the line between "eclectic experimenter and populist ass-shaker." That couldn't be a more perfect way to describe his fun and flirtatious style behind the decks. His label, Eighth Dimension, has been a welcome respite from big, evil dance music conglomerates for veteran producers such as Pimp Daddy Nash, BMF, and Hawke (Gavin Hardkiss). Now in its 15th year, the company might be the greatest testament to Q-Burns's ability to remain relevant in a fickle marketplace that quickly tosses out trendiness.
Even when he's being far-out, so to speak, Q-Burns's work still compels us to follow him to those new and strange places. And even in the abstract, he communicates loud and clear.
1. Sleazy McQueen, "Trains over Broadway (Pezzner Remix)"
2. Nick Chacona and Anthony Mansfield, "The Heat"
3. Beef Wellington, "Magnetic (James Curd remix)"
4. Atnarko, "Deep (Jay West Remix)"
5. Audio Totem Pole, "Touchtones (Brett Johnson Remix)"
6. Ilija Rudman, "Two Faced Love"
7. CGT and Feline 9, "Cosmic Overload (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix)"
8. Asad Rizvi, "Is That My Wig?"
9. Deep Touched, "Your Hands"
10. Youssou N'Dour, "Wake Up (Gavin Hardkiss Remix)"
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