IQU Sun Q
- Words: Dave Segal
- Label: Sonic Boom
IQU’s first proper album since 1998’s Chotto Matte A Moment! is a glossy party opus brimming with Asian-American soul, lubricious disco-funk and mellifluous melodies. Sun Q’s production (by IQU’s Michiko Swiggs and Kento Oiwa, along with Brian Weber; Tony Lash mixed) is phenomenally vibrant and full-bodied. IQU’s multi-instrumentalists are hedonists with masterly chops and ears keenly attuned to the cheeky and the weird. From the heart-stoppingly beautiful, Theremin-dominated cover of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 hit “Loving You” to the punchy, staccato funk with distorted guitar and psychedelic keyboard whorls of “Hamachi,” IQU prove that passion for the past can manifest magnificently timeless music.
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsWatch the New Video for Jamie xx's "Sleep Sound"
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player