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Biography

Comprising one part of the DJ duo Parantula, Gino a.k.a. QBA is one of Miami’s up and coming underground DJs, earning respect with having had residencies at Space, Crobar, Nocturnal, and Nikki Beach. QBA is a South Florida native who was first introduced to his DJ partner Andrew in late 2003 and soon after began working side by side with him, fusing their complementary artistic and technical talents. Characterized by diverse, energetic and flowing grooves, Parantula contributes their understanding of the crowds to a deep appreciation and understanding of all styles of music.

While his early influences in electronica included, Freestyle, Deep House, Trance, Breaks, and Acid Jazz, his partnership steered him into a different style of house music, without causing him to lose appreciation of his roots. He still holds dearly to the music he listened to before electronica including Classical, Jazz, Soul, Rock, Old School Hip Hop, and Disco the influence of all these sounds can be heard throughout his sets.

QBA has played alongside the greats of the house music world such as Roger Sanchez, Robbie Rivera, Danny Tenaglia, Oscar G, Erick Morillo, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Victor Calderone and many more. He delivers when the time comes and his fans never forget his style or passion that he brings to the decks. Whether you caught him in Colombia or in Santo Domingo or in the Space (Miami) patio he will take you on a musical journey that will leave you hungry for more.

In the summer of 2006, Parantula released their first single “The World” on Juicy Music. “The World” was supported by the likes of Robbie Rivera, Oscar G, Willie Morales, Ivano Bellini, Saeed Younan and many others. From there on they entered a different world where fans wanted to hear more of what they had in store. In the spring of 2008 QBA had his first release on Juicy Music “Colombian Rush” an original track on his own. Since then he has continued to work on remixes for his friend Charlie Solona at Southside Recordings as well as release other originals works on different labels. Whether it’s a remix or an original track his style and passion for the music cuts right through to you on the dance floor.

QBA is considered by most the more serious of the two, his love and respect for what he plays can be seen any time you watch and hear him spin. Check him out as part of Parantula on Saturday nights at Karu & Y for his weekly residence.