Stream & Buy: Deacon The Villain's Peace or Power LP'
Stream & Buy: Substantial x Algorythm - Always EP
Stream & Buy: Kno x Sadistik's Phantom Limbs EP

[DOWNLOAD] Kokayi - MIKE - MJ Remixes

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes ago

Clearly, Kokayi has no plans to ever take a break, ever. QN5’s most prolific member has created 5 off-the-wall electro-remixes (pun totally intended) of classic Michael Jackson tracks. From “Billie Jean” to “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Kokayi takes these tracks in a completely experimental direction, pushing into jazz-chords, to soul-house, and peppering it all with skittering trap snares and atmospheric samples. If you’re an MJ fan (And really who isn’t?), and you’re looking for some headphone food this week – Kokayi’s MIKE has you covered.





[DOWNLOAD] Deacon The Villain - Instrumentals Two

Posted 1 month, 1 week, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago

Deacon The VillainInstrumentals Two [LP] // [DOWNLOAD] // ART: Goldi Gold

For the second installment of his instrumental series, Deacon The Villain brings us 14 instrumentals (including 3 previously un-released bangers) and yet another sung intro! The latest edition includes instrumentals produced for Substantial, Niggaz With Latitude, JustMe as well as 2 instrumentals from Deacon’s recently released solo debut, Peace or Power!!! Visit right now to claim your free download! What other DTV produced joints would you like to see featured in this series? Let us know below.


Category: News


[AUDIO] Tonedeff Reveals His Creative Process on Stoops2Stages Podcast w/ Gastor Almonte

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days, 20 hours, 54 minutes ago

QN5 head honcho Tonedeff recently sat down with Gastor Almonte for one of his most revealing in-depth interviews yet on his Stoops2Stages Podcast. Discussing a wide range of topics, including the parallels between comedy and emceeing, collaborating and a focus on his creative process in particular, this is a treasure trove of inspirational quotes and insight for hardcore Auralarians. Be sure to subscribe to Stoops2Stages for more great discussions about process from a wide array of artists in different mediums.





[RELEASE] Deacon The Villain - Peace or Power LP

Posted 2 months, 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

IT’S FINALLY HERE! After 11 CunninLynguists projects, a side-group project and a slew of production credits under his belt, Kentucky’s favorite son Deacon The Villain finally unleashes his solo debut album, Peace or Power. 16 Tracks of pure unadulterated southern soul as only a triple-threat emcee/producer/singer can bring it to you. Featuring stellar guest appearances by Kno & Natti of CunninLynguists, Tonedeff, Homeboy Sandman, Tunji, Sheisty Khrist and more, this album is loaded with heady lyricism, spiritual mantras and positive vibes galore. And if that wasn’t enough, the production on this album (much of which is live instrumentation) is absolutely album-of-the-year worthy. What are are you waiting for? SPREAD THE WORD!! This album is to awesome to be ignored.


All tracks produced by Deacon The Villain
Cover art by Michael Manomivibul
Mixed by Amond Jackson for “Salem Psalms” Studios (Atlanta, Ga)
Mastered by Change for “The Den” Digital Studios
Head of A&R: Essene “Champagne Chu” Moormon
Cover Art Consultation: Tonedeff




[VIDEO] Substantial - 7” Vinyl Announcement & More…

Posted 2 months, 1 week, 3 days, 6 hours, 19 minutes ago

Oh my!




[AUDIO] Deacon The Villain - “A Miracle Exists” & “Ghosts Don’t Lie (feat. Natti)”

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes ago

And just like that, Deacon The Villain hits us with a One-Two punch of singles from his forthcoming debut album, Peace or Power. On “A Miracle Exists”, Deacon channels his inner Parliament/Bootsy Collins heavy on the psychedelic vibes, the self-produced all-sung jam is a beautiful dedication to the overall essence of a woman. On “Ghosts Don’t Lie (feat. Natti)” is driven by the old adage that the truth will come to light, with the CunninLynguists emcees djusting their focus on racism in America, breaking down how the current issues are a direct result of the country sweeping hundreds of years of dirt under its own rug.

After hearing this pair of singles it’s clear that Deacon is looking to show off all facets of his game – from layered melody to energetic flows and ultra-tight production. September 30th can’t get here soon enough.


Category: Audio


[AUDIO] JoJo - “Say Love (Fjer Cover)”

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago

Happy Tuesday! While she works on her next project, Fjer is back to hold us over with a SICK cover of JoJo’s recent single “Say Love”. After falling in love with the original, the Danish singer/songwriter/producer sought to reformat everything that made the song emotionally powerful, while completely sending the production into another realm to give your sub-woofer a triple bypass. We dig it, and so will you. Oh, and be sure to tweet at @iamjojo to let her how much you love this version too!

Vocals & Production: Fjer
Written By: JoJo



Category: Audio

[DOWNLOAD] Deacon The Villain - ‘Instrumentals One’

Posted 3 months, 3 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes ago

Deacon The VillainInstrumentals One [LP] // [DOWNLOAD] // ART: Goldi Gold

In anticipation of Deacon The Villain’s solo debut, Peace or Power, he has decided to release a FREE (ie. name your own price) series of instrumental records that showcase the instrumental versions of songs he has produced over the years. The first release features instrumentals from Natti’s Still Motion, Niggaz With Latitude, JustMe, PackFM & The Remnant as well as an original sung intro and two unreleased instrumentals! Visit right now to claim your free download! What other DTV produced joints would you like to see featured in this series? Let us know below.

Once you’re rightfully excited for more, you can go ahead and pre-order Peace or Power right now via the handy link of It’s gonna be awesome, and you’re gonna want a physical copy of it, so don’t miss out.

There are 3 editions available:
1) $10 digital or CD release + sticker,
2) $30 VILLAIN pack (as seen here).


Category: Audio

[AUDIO] Substantial x Algorythm - “Tony Stanza (feat. Tonedeff & Marcus D)”

Posted 3 months, 6 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes ago

For the second single off their new EP Always, Maryland emcee Substantial and Brooklyn producer Algorythm link with QN5’s Tonedeff and Bop Alloy producer Marcus D for the fan favorite, “Tony Stanza”.

Following up his latest EP with The Other Guys, Maryland emcee Substantial joins forces with Algorythm (1/2 of the BK production duo The Stuyvesants) for Always. Always is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Always features GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born, singer/songwriter Wayna, QN5 founder and emcee Tonedeff, DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Seattle based Bop Alloy producer Marcus D. Musically, Algorythm provides the perfect soundscape for Substantial’s witty and thought provoking lyrics which are sharp as ever. Always is a collection of songs about legacy, life and being present in the moment that will be remembered as the soundtrack to the summer of 2015.

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015.



Category: Audio


[VIDEO] Fjer - “Beautiful Home (Live @ Oure)”

Posted 3 months, 1 week, 2 hours, 20 minutes ago

While Fjer has been busy conjuring up new sonic spells in the form of new music, we’ve been catching glimpses of what’s to come, with her recent cameos on Substantial’s “Always”, Erik’s “Enthusiasm” and now this amazing live rendition of her song “Beautiful Home” with a grand piano and student choir in tow. Shot by the good people at Out In The North, this mesmerizing performance will give you goosebumps. Stay tuned for brand new music from QUINTIC’s Danish songbird.

Piano: Simon Eskildsen
Video: Out In The North
Choir: Skolerne i Oure Sport & Performance
Costumes: Duebjerg



Category: Video


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