[ W H O I S Q R T R ? ]
“Quiet moments” inspire QRTR, a Brooklyn-based artist who aims to “shake things up” after lulling her listener into a pulsating groove. It seems ironic to think that peaceful snatches of time are the foundations of QRTR’s productions, which fuse low-slung, downtempo melodies with the infectious energy of house pumpers. In a previous life, QRTR’s studies in film opened her ears to a vast number of sound libraries, which are tastefully woven into each of her tracks.
Her latest tune ‘DRIVER’ [premiering on BBC Radio 1] is a bouncy mutation of vocal-led bass and tech-house, but it’s behind the decks where QRTR’s experimental approach shines. Sharing her billings with artists such as Lauren Flax and Jubilee, QRTR merges multiple electronic styles with an underlying beat of house-tinged energy, guiding her dancefloor through a myriad of previously unknown sounds. Think art house film composer meets basement rave. - DJ MAG