Q-York

Band

  • Dance Music, Hiphop/Rap, RnB / Soul
  • Metro Manila
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  • Set Duration : 30 Minutes | No. of Sets : 1

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About

Q-York is a multi-award winning Filipino-American Hip Hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC). The name Q-YORK stands for "Quality – Yields Our Richest Key" and also Queens, New York where the group was founded in 2001. They have released numerous albums and appeared on various compilations and mixtapes worldwide and are endorsed by FIBA 3X3 and FISU.

Awards
+ "Mainit" - Most Requested on MYX Philippines & MTV Philippines
+ "Mainit" - Music Video of the Year - 2010 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards
+ "Mainit" - Single of the Year - Philippine Hip Hop Awards 5
+ "Hip-Hop Artist of the Year" - Radio Music Awards
+ "Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2012 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards
+ "Lead The Way" - Grand Prize Winner & Best Hip Hop Song - 1st KBPPop Music Festival 2012
+ "Connection" - Best Dance Recording (Chelo A.
featuring Q-York and JayR) - 25th Awit Awards 2012
+ "Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2013 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards
+ "Qrush On You" - Top 12 Finalist - Philpop 2014
+ “Wow - Roxee B ft. Q-York” - Best Music Video - 2014 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

+ Opening Act for Jennifer Lopez “Dance Again” concert in Manila - 2012
+ Opening Act for Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday Tour” in Manila - 2012
+ Artist feature on Discovery Channel's “Philippines In Sync” - 2014
+ Opening Act for Chris Brown in Manila - 2015
+ MC / DJ for the Stephen Curry Under Armour Road Show in Manila - 2015

Specialty

Birthdays, Corporate Events, Host, Weddings, Others(Live Entertainment | DJ & MC | Live Band | Private Events,Original Composition & Lyrics | Music Production | Audio Recording,Multitrack Mixing | CD Mastering | Educational Workshops | Graphic Design)

Background

Q-York was first inspired to make music through the sounds of the Golden age hip hop of the 1980s and 1990s in New York. They also spent time on the West Coast and were students of both the Los Angeles and Bay Area hip hop scene. Their versatility and flexibility in listening to all styles of music incorporates their open-mindedness into their sound.

Although they are mostly known for their uptempo dance tracks, their overall sound remains diverse and has been described in the Philippines as having a "local-feel with international appeal".[citation needed] They compose their music primarily in English but they also fuse Tagalog within their songs. Specialists in "Taglish" (a mixture of English and Tagalog), they utilize catchphrases and specific words into their songs as a way of expressing their culture.

In their songs, the group emphasizes self-empowerment, positivity, spirituality and pride in their heritage. Their lyrics also address the issues and struggles of Filipino people worldwide in an attempt to bring unity to the divisions within their community.

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