‘Per QX & Friends’: A global expedition through dance music revival

"I felt a strong pull to reconnect with dance music, especially as the sounds of nu-disco and early 2000s house began to resurface in the club scene"
17 May 2024
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Per QX returns to his musical roots with his latest album, Per QX & Friends, a vibrant collection of tracks that embodies the essence of house music, released via Walk Of Shame Records. Collaborating with friends and fellow musicians like Birdee, DJ Rae, and Karmina Dai, Per QX has crafted an album that stands as a significant milestone in his illustrious career.

Recorded between London, New York, Stockholm, and Bali, the album reflects Per QX’s strong desire to reconnect with dance music, especially amidst the resurgence of nu-disco and early 2000s house in the club scene. Through Per QX & Friends, he seeks to evoke emotion and inspire listeners to embrace their authenticity, reminding them that life is too short to conform.

The album displays Per QX’s versatility and innovation, spanning across genres like House, Disco House, Tech House, Speed Garage, and Nu-Disco. Each track integrates keyboards, piano, synths, strings, and samples, crafting infectious rhythms and soulful melodies that enchant the listeners.

Speaking on the album, Per QX shares: “I felt a strong pull to reconnect with dance music, especially as the sounds of nu-disco and early 2000s house began to resurface in the club scene. My goal with this album is to evoke emotion and inspire listeners to embrace their authenticity. Life is too short to conform.”

From hosting queer parties in London to collaborating with superstars like Sam Smith and Jocelyn Brown, Per QX’s career has flourished since his debut in 1999. His tracks have earned spots on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 BBC Essential Mix and received recognition from esteemed artists such as David Guetta, The Blessed Madonna, and Purple Disco Machine.

Per QX’s impact in the music industry is undeniable, with releases on labels like Toolroom Records and Strictly Rhythm, and features in major films like Deadpool 2. His record label, Walk Of Shame Records, enjoys support from renowned artists, solidifying Per QX’s status as a tastemaker in house music.

Despite grappling with obstacles such as severe tinnitus, Per QX persists in his dedication to his craft, striving to shed light on the issue within the DJ community. As he persists in pushing boundaries and advancing in his career, Per QX’s influence on the realm of electronic music is poised to endure and make a profound mark.

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