The Q4’s classic debut album “Sound Surroundings” is a masterpiece of sample-based soundscapes, original drum breaks, and cinematic instrumentals. The record was composed note-by-note using countless little soundbites from analog sound carriers like vinyl records and music cassettes. The three young beatmakers sourced sounds from anything from Argentinian tango to Dixieland jazz, old blues recordings, obscure b-movie film scores, and do-it-yourself meditation tapes.
After years of tinkering away, a televised performance on De Wereld Draait Door landed their single “One Of These Days” at the top of the Dutch iTunes charts and the album became an overnight success. Before long, The Q4 was performing their sample-based songs with a fifteen-man band (inc. a string quartet, singers, rappers, numerous musicians, lots of samplers, and endless cables) for audiences of thousands – as Dutch rock diva Anouk’s opening act and on festivals like Lowlands and ITGWO.
The record features guest appearances by rappers BLESS & Unorthadox from Shahmen, PAX The Humanoid, flamenco singer Curra Suarez, flamboyant funk artist Terryman, and remixes by Dday One, Glen Porter, INF, and Mr. Cooper.
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