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Qdup (Fort Knox Recordings – Washington, DC)
Jason Brown AKA Jayclue is Qdup, and has been making dance floors groove and butts move worldwide since late 2006. Over the years, Qdup has released top selling tunes and remixes on many well received labels including Bombstrikes, Fort Knox Recordings, Bombastic Jam, Goodgroove, Air, ESL Music, Royal Soul, MustBeat and his own Qdup Records imprint.
Over the years Qdup has been commissioned to remix many artists including Fort Knox Five, DJ Love, Thunderball, Basement Freaks, All Good Funk Alliance and Ursula1000 to name a few. Qdup’s 2013 Let’s Go EP earned a nomination for a Washington Area Music Award for best Hip Hop Recording with the title track “Let’s Go” featuring fellow DC resident MC Flex Mathews. Tracks from his follow up Lone Star EP found success in Beatport’s Top 10 Glitch Hop and Top 20 Funk & R&B genre sales charts. The Warp9 remix of “Electro Funk Boogie” from the Lone Star EP garnered “Breaks Tune of The Month” in the October 2014 issue of Mixmag. Also known for his party mashing exclusive edits and re-rubs, he has gained a following via some of the webs hottest blogs, dropping secret weapon DJ tunes to the masses as free downloads.
As an established tastemaker, Qdup has been a contributor to the UK based Ghetto Funk blog since it’s inception and has produced several tracks on their Icons series remix albums. The past few years has seen Qdup break out on the festival scene in North America including Shambhala (Salmo, BC), BassCoast (Merritt, BC), Firefly Fest (DE, USA), Art Outside (TX, USA), Gathering of the Vibes (Ct, USA) and P.E.X. (MD, USA). With additional releases upcoming on Fort Knox Recordings, new collaborations, remixes, free downloads and DJ mixes in the works, 2015 is lining up to be the best year yet for Qdup.