The Qemists


The Qemists are, in many ways, something of a Qonundrum. They’re rock fans seduced by the dancefloor, dance fans equally happy playing live instruments or building tracks on the computer, Drum & Bass aficionados who believe their hurtling breakbeats sound best under muscular metallic riffs. Their debut album, 2009’s Join The Q, balanced Junglist-Metal monsters like ‘Stompbox’ and ‘S.W.A.G.’, with wall-shaking Dancehall boomers like ‘Dem Na Like Me’, with a diverse guest-list including ex-Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, Grime legend Wiley and Drum & Bass chanteuse Jenna G.

“This is the future of music” – Zane Lowe

“Loud, Rude and played with total abandon. The Qemists have come up with a winning formula” – Metro