In January, the brooding “Barcode” from Blood Diamonds and Dominic Lord had us excited. Today, we get audio for DJ Q’s uptempo garage take on the track. It maintains the heavy bassline, but adds a rich UK garage sheen over it, one that Q was known for during his stint on BBC Radio 1Xtra for six years. The original was darker in tone, but there’s something about this BPM that turned this track into something that feels downright fun.
Word is that OWSLA is dropping this on March 12. The original was said to be out February 26, but we’re not sure if that means it has been pushed back to March as well. If you want more from DJ Q, check out his new alias, Classified.