This Southern California beatsmith has been spinning hiphop, funk, soul and jazz breaks for over a decade. QSTN’s natural progression to beat making can be attributed to collecting records from an early age. His production style is a mixture of obscure jazz samples, heavy beats, and live orchestration.
Past projects include an album entitled “Study Guide” along with good friend & fellow producer Freddie Joachim, and was released by Japan’s renowned DJ Tonk on his label Milkdipper Music. His first full-length solo release was entitled “Standard Translation”. This instrumental album was his personal contribution to the golden era of jazzy-hip hop and was exclusively distributed by Introducing Label in Japan. His music has since garnered the attention of global music sites like OkayPlayer, Giant Step Records, and Noisey by Vice.
In addition to beat production, he is also an Art Director and has designed all of his releases including album art for fellow Mellow Orange artist Freddie Joachim, The Sound Providers, and UK producer Eric Lau to name a few.