Q

SOCIAL MEDIA

BIO

Q (also known as e. garcia naranjo / DJQ / THEM&i) is a culture worker, writer, DJ & recording artist from Tucson, AZ.
They are a founding member of TWELVOTWO, a multi-media production company based in the Southside of Tucson; Sonido Tambó, a crew of DJ’s & musicians who host El Tambó, Tucson’s legendary dance party; & Vientos, a quartet of polymaths who record genre-bending music about life & love in the Sonoran Desert.

Q has been organizing cultural events since 2011; writing & publishing since 2012; and DJing & recording since 2013. With 10 years of experience, Q’s creative output aims to push past presumptions & standards placed over working class artists in regards to making a living; building autonomy outside of the entertainment industry; uplifting the value of knowledge sharing through art.

Q has been able to perform with & open for a multitude of artists, such as:

A. Billi Free, Helado Negro, Boldy James, Riobamba DJ, Combo Chimbita, DJ Bembona,
Uproot Andy, Omar Apollo, Vanessa Zamora  ProducerTrentTaylor, AshTreJinkins, The Lasso & more.

Q has been able to perform at cultural events across the country, such as:

BOILER ROOM, HOCO Fest, El Tambo Fest, Brave New Voices, The Root Slam, The Moth Mainstage & more.

Q’s writing has been published by
the Los Angeles Times, PBS NewsHour, Mixmag,
Borderlore: Heritage & Culture of U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico, & The New Engagement.

NOTABLE WORKS

REY & DJQ - THE BRWN EP (2022)

“LONG OVERDUE. THIS 1NE IS FOR ALL THE BRWN FOLKS. MADE THIS WITHMY BROTHER. 

SOUTHSIDE GET THE MONEY, EVERYTIME!”

THEM&i - 2 Live & 2 Die En La Tusa

2 LIVE & 2 DIE EN LA TUSA IS A RESOUNDING MEMOIR ENCOMPASSING CULTURAL WORKINGS, INTIMATE GRIEF,  & INTERPERSONAL DISSOLUTION… STRUCTURED AROUND INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTIONS, AND SUPPORTED BY ADMIRABLE POETS & MC’S, THEM&i HAVE CREATED A SIMULTANEOUSLY GRATIFYING & MELANCHOLIC REALITY FOR EACH OF US TO SHARE

– BRANDON ESTRADA

“DIRECTED & SHOT BY REY. THE $20 PARABLE. WHAT ARE YOU TRYNA BE ON?”

“VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY KPMADMAN, WHO ALSO PRODUCED THE LUSH SONIC TEXTURES I RAPPED ON”

DJQ - BEYOND OUR BONES

“I HAD TWO BOXES OF RECORDS. A COUPLE OF FOLDERS OF DRUMKITS. SEVERAL BLUNTS & A FEELING TO CAPTURE.”

e. garcia naranjo - DISSIDENT | DESCENDANT

“A COLLECTION OF WRITINGS. 2015 TO 2020. DOWNLOAD THE PDF. SHARE IT WITH YOUR BOOKWORM HOMIES”

MORE MUSIC

DJQ’s Soundtrack to La Doce w/ Living Street Alliance
SONIDO TAMBÓ - SIN FRONTERAS
DJQ - ALL VINYL MIX
TRAILZ & THEM&i - MADREAN
132 & DJQ - vishes files