TQD is a brand new project from UK producers & DJs, Royal T, DJ Q and Flava D, who have been leading the line as three of the most in demand bass music artists over the past few years.
With releases such as ‘Day & Night’, their full length LP, literally named ‘UKG’ has arrived in the form of 10 huge dance tracks designed to move the floor. With a smooth, refreshing, bass driven sound that also refuses to ignore the sound of the 90’s, ‘UKG’ styles a unique blend between old and new records. Paying homage to the foundations on which their style was built, track ‘A Letter To EZ’ is named after garage legend DJ EZ.
The album also features collaborations with P Money who lays down bars on track Ghosts. Swindle and Butterz label boss, Skilliam also chip in on feature track ‘New Day’.
Royal T has always made grime with a difference. From his first release in 2009 on No Hats, No Hoods to working with the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano and Novelist, his sound has been clear and consistent, creating a recognisable guise. His influence throughout ‘UKG’ is clear on each track.
Shollen Quarshie, also known as DJ Q is a man who has worked and collaborated several times with Royal T, including two popular 12-inches on Elijah and Skilliam’s label. Dipping his toes into various strains of UK dance music including grime, bassline and garage; DJ Q has built quite the profile amongst fellow crews and colleagues.
Last but not least, Flava D, perhaps the most up and coming member of TQD is another one who has made strides since first releasing on Butterz. Currently one of the foremost names representing heavy dance music, she debuted with Hold On and Home back in 2013, showcasing sweet 2-step garage vibes with grimey aggression, a sound she is now well known for.
You can also catch the trio perform at Detonate Festival in June, which also sees Kolsch, Chase & Status, Sigma, Patrick Topping, Kano and more perform at the festival.