Meagan Rodriguez aka QRTR learned how to use CDJs in a smoky discotèca an hour before headlining in front of a crowd of dancing Portuguese fans. She returned to the same club two years later, but this time, she had her own original music to share.
Bouncing between high-energy DJ mixes and hypnotic original live sets, QRTR has shared the stage with the likes of Oliver, Sacha Robotti, Jubilee, Dom Dolla, J. Worra, Lauren Flax and Harvard Bass. QRTR has performed at some of the most renowned New York nightclubs including Output (RIP), Good Room, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Mercury Lounge, and The Knitting Factory. Early last year, she debuted her live setup while headlining at Brooklyn Bazaar - weaving together an hour-long live journey of remixed original tracks. While her Brooklyn home base will always be número um, QRTR has toured internationally in Portuguese open air clubs and smokey Parisian lounges.
Though her original tracks do not place within a specific genre, DJ MAG describes QRTR’s music as a meeting between “art house film composer and basement rave.” Her latest single, DRIVER, premiered on BBC Radio One. Australia-based Pilerats wrote that the “slamming house stomper” is part of “a really good wave of sweaty house coming out of Brooklyn at the moment.” Her most recent collaboration premiered on Earmilk, a “lush electronica” remix with indie folk artist Nora Rothman that is both “ethereal and powerful.”
While on stage, QRTR radiates an effervescent magnetism that garners a genuine community. Technically brilliant and agile, she is a creative force that blends international beats into intoxicating other worldly soundscapes that leave the listener with no choice but to dance.
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