For those that are in the unknown, TQD is made up of Royal T, bassline queen Flava D and the iconic DJ Q. For reference, that ain't Qu from NYC; this dude is from Scotland, he's been a legend since the 90s, and has been a monumental pillar of the house scene ever since. UKG is the duo's latest LP for the entrepreneurial Butterz label, and it's an honest, direct vision of the enlarged UK bass movement from their point of view. This sublime selection of killers spans the full circle and makes absolutely no excuses for itself; the gear is tough, floor-minded and charged by a hefty load of bass. Grime, garage and house are mashed up good and propah. Like they should be. Dopeness...
Butterz is really killing it in 2015 but this latest single is quite something, introducing the production supergroup TQD aka Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D!! Originally released to coincide with Record Store Day, Day & Night has thankfully seen a wider issue. The art direction is strong once more, but the tracks from Q, Flava D and Royal T are simply peerless as all three producers pay homage to classic UK Garage, flexing a vocal sample hard around some killer bassline manoeuvres. It's hard to choose a favourite between the Day and Night mixes - both will bump it hard in the dancefloor though the latter's sensual vibe has become a real favourite in the Juno stockroom! More TQD business please Butterz!