Concerts

DJ Qu on Strength Music Recordings and "Quality With No Gimmicks"

DJ Qu (AKA Ramon Lisandro Quezada) didn't start releasing music until the mid-2000s, but the New Jersey native already commands the sort of respect from underground house heads reserved for legends who have been doing it for decades.

That's partly to do with the fact that Qu is by no means a rookie in the house music scene, having first come up as a professional house dancer in the '90s. And it has everything to do with his artistic ethos: staying true to the classic house and techno legacy with a future-thinking edge and maintaining a standard of quality over quantity through his Strength Music label's output.

Ahead of Friday's headlining show at Do Not Sit On The Furniture, Crossfade caught up with Qu to chat about his early dancing days, Strength Music, and the scoop on his new album in the works.

See also: Five Worst EDM Gimmicks

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