Qdup is back with another sure-fire dance floor bomb and this time he teamed up with Jerome Joyce, an MC that splits his time between Detroit and Los Angeles. This collaboration came out of a chance meeting at Northern Nights Music Festival while Fort Knox Five and Qdup performed there last year. As they were walking between festival stages, Jerome Joyce dropped a fresh freestyle over some beatbox beats that Qdup dropped, and they immediately knew they had to work together. The result is “Get Up”, a slice of hip-hop driven, mid-tempo breaks that captures the fun of that spontaneous freestyle which inspired this track.
“Now up everybody throw your hands to the sky, we gonna party like it’s over and the planet could die.” There will be no parking on the dance floor while this cut is on! Qdup delivers a bubbly stomping beat that sits directly in the funky pocket while Jerome Joyce effortlessly locks into the swing of the track and gets the party hyped. Party raps, and Qdup’s tight production sets the mood, while the infectious hook entices the dance floor to “Get Up.”
Qdup’s updates classic funk with new school production, as the East Coast meets West Coast vibes shine through loud and clear. DC’s go-go influence is felt with Rototom driven beats and a swing that will make you feel like you’re at a block party in Washington, DC. Underneath it all is a rump shaking bass line that would make Bootsy Collins proud.
Qdup included a sneak peek of the track in his 2017 Promo Mix for the fourth annual DC Funk Parade. Stay tuned for more Qdup tunes and remix singles forthcoming on Fort Knox Recordings in 2017. This package includes a DJ friendly collection of mixes that include the full vocal, instrumental and dub mixes.
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What is is even possible to say about this album? It's not an album, it's 60 songs, which in my book makes it at least 5 CDs worth of music in old money. And what music! Just stick this on shuffle at your house party and get on with it really. I listened to this in the office and kept surreptitiously busting a move at my workstation. You can't not dance to these tunes. Leo Stableford