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[VIDEO] Fjer - “Better” (Official Video)

Posted 1 week, 19 hours, 43 minutes ago by QUINTIC

FJER’s last single ‘Her Turn’ was making the rounds after being selected for Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist, and now with ‘Better’ being included in their flagship ‘Weekly Buzz’ playlist and a championed by The Line Of Best Fit as their top track of the week, she further cements her position within the empowering female-fronted scene. The debut album from this rising Danish powerhouse will drop in 2017 on Quintic.

“We wanted to do something that really conveyed the sense of detachment in broken relationships – a way to embody the “what ifs” visually,” she says. “The result is this glitchy video by Peter Anthony Red, and a cameo from fellow singer Emilia James, who suffered wet clothes, chilly water and a suffocating fog machine for an entire day with me.”


Category: Video

[AUDIO] Fjer - “Better” (Official Audio)

Posted 1 month, 2 days, 3 hours, 50 minutes ago by QUINTIC

Forward-thinking Danish electro-soul artist FJER, returns with her new single ““Better”. With a sound that calls to mind SIA and Banks laced with an upbeat, almost anthemic vibe, the singer/songwriter/producer’s raw emotional overtones mirror the introspective life reflections common to us all: both inclusive and yet isolated.

Produced by the Danish duo Nector, “Better” is an infectious alt R&B-flecked electronica pop gem that slides effortlessly between bassy beats and spacey lulls, showcasing Fjer shimmering vocals to perfection. FJER explains how “the song itself was in limbo for years until Nector boys breathed new life into it”. Having received support throughout the year from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, The Fader, Stereogum, and Pigeons And Planes for work with the Danish Scandi-pop sensation KIll J, The duo’s production of “Better” further displays their commitment to creating a captivating sound and gives FJER the platform she deserves.

Speaking more about the origins of “Better”, Fjer explains how her approach to the track was like opening a time capsule to the past’, and explores the nuances of relationships changing over time. “I discovered that someone I was in an on/off relationship with hadn’t changed one bit. There seemed to be this notion that we were just gonna pick things up were we left off – so it was written to remind them of how much ‘better’ we could’ve had it, had they chosen me.”

Fjer’s last single ‘Her Turn’ was making the rounds after being selected for Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist with “Better” looking to further cement her position within the empowering female-fronted scene. With plans to return in 2017 with her debut album on indie label QUINTIC, we can only anticipate what is next for the Danish powerhouse.


Category: Audio News


[VIDEO] Lucy Camp - “Can I Forget You (LIVE)” @ The Cypher Effect

Posted 2 months, 2 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes ago by QUINTIC

Recently, QUINTIC’s Lucy Camp caught up with the good folks at The Cypher Effect to perform a live rendition of “Can I Forget You?” from her stellar Down Talk EP. We love how effortless she makes super complicated patterns and flows sound. Enjoy!


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[AUDIO] Tonedeff - “Sunrise (v2)”

Posted 4 months, 1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, 7 minutes ago

NYC’s emcee/producer/singer/songwriter, Tonedeff delivers a massive new single from his new album, Polymer. “Sunrise (v2)” is at once a freestyle-flavored stadium trap epic and a paean to embracing insomnia and the stressful grind of modern life. Following a mechanically vicious second verse, the song culminates in wall-of-sound style choir, featuring the voices of Fjer, Kokayi, Deacon The Villain (CunninLynguists), Steph The Sapphic Songstress and newcomer, Emilia James. This is progressive hip hop taken to gorgeous new heights.

“I wanna be riddled with millions of rays on the skin of my face
Till the cinnamon pigment is colored crimson in shade
And I’ve been in the gray and I’m sick of waiting
And I don’t want to wonder anymore if the sun has risen today”

Share the fuck out of it.

Category: Audio


[PRE-ORDER] Kno - Bones [Instrumental LP]

Posted 5 months, 1 week, 5 days, 20 hours, 19 minutes ago

Today, QN5-Alum Kno release his brand new instrumental project Bones on bandcamp! Bones is a 32+ track instrumental project in the vein of Excrementals Volumes 1-5 but curated & sequenced for a more enjoyable listening experience. Containing previously unreleased instrumentals from Strange Journey Volume 3, To Dust & more as well as some brand new material, Bones will be available on super limited edition CD, tape & 2XLP electric blue & white haze vinyl.

The early digital release will come to those who pre-order via Bandcamp soon thereafter, followed by availability on all digital outlets on August 12th.




[VIDEO] Tonedeff Explains Polymer To DJ JS-1 On Rap Is Outta Control (Sirius XM)

Posted 5 months, 1 week, 5 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes ago


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[VIDEO] Tonedeff - “Filthy XXX (v3)” - Acoustic

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks, 22 hours, 6 minutes ago

“I’m sorry, mom” – Tonedeff

Tonedeff is back with the hilariously raunchy acoustic sing-along version of “Filthy XXX” from his new album, Polymer. For more info on the video, check out the exclusive feature over at Impose Magazine.

Directed By: Tonedeff
Assistant Director: Peri Fluger
Director of Photography: Cory Cross
Guitar: Adonis Tsilimparis
Background Vocals: Carolyn Gilliam & Jennifer Menter





[DOWLOAD] Tonedeff’s Polymer [LP] Is Finally Here and It’s Absolutely Fucking Massive!

Posted 6 months, 1 week, 4 days, 1 hour, 46 minutes ago

HOLY FUCK! We can’t believe it either. Can it be? Tonedeff’s long-awaited second LP Polymer IS FINALLY HERE!!! Written, produced and performed by the polymath himself, Polymer is a multi-part genre-shattering emotional epic three years in the making. No stone goes unturned as Tone puts his full range of versatility on display for the world, via his most devastatingly personal and revealing work to date. The album includes the exclusive 5-songs from the Phantom EP not available anywhere else. Now available digitally worldwide. CD/DVDs are available here. So let’s discuss shall we?


As the core piece of this massively ambitious multimedia project, (which includes an upcoming documentary, an art book and multiple videos), the musical scope presented here is IMAX-level massive. As Tonedeff’s first official studio album since 2005’s Archetype the artistic grown on display here is flat-out staggering. Song to song, Polymer treats genres like light suggestions and blends seemingly juxtaposed styles like shoegaze, boom-bap, electro, piano balladry with highly dense technical emceeing and the fragile ache of indie singer-songwriting. This thread is something he’s clearly been weaving through his work since his 1997 debut, The Monotone EP – but we’re just now seeing the incredible tapestry it has evolved into.

With his trademarked breathless flow and knack for life-distilled quotables filtered through impossibly intricate rhyme schemes, there’s nothing Tonedeff doesn’t do here. From lightning speed cross-examinations of time and anxiety, battle-hardened scene-observations, to goose-bump inducing slow-flow retrospectives – this is world class emceeing at the highest level and a rousing endorsement for Pantheon status. The sole feature here is Danish singer/songwriter Fjer, who delivers her own gut-punch moment to close out “More Like You, a song that reveals the echoing effects of early child abuse which still play a factor in the artist’s head.


Thematically, Polymer is a veritable odyssey of pain, sex, self-sabotage, reflection and triumph as the album delves equally into the four portions of Tonedeff’s personality – each assigned to their own EPs, which were released prior to their assembly here. The meaty pieces of Glutton, Demon and Hunter are all stirred to great effect and then melted together by the fusing properties of Phantom, and the jumble of personalities suddenly become the perfect singular stew where each ingredient provides its own distinguishable kick to the greater dish. This is a portrait of a complete person used as platter for a four-course meal.

From the moment the album begins with “The Things You Don’t See Coming”, (which Tonedeff cites as a link to Archetype’s closing anthem Gathered”), and is suddenly crushed by the industral trudge of “And They Watched Him”, you realize immediately that – like life – none of this will be predictable. Other highlights include the stunning choiral-trap remix of “Sunrise (V2)” and the family novela of “Five Sisters”. But it’s the BEHEMOTH-SIZED entries of “Phantom” and the 10-minute shape-shifting struggle with self-sabotage on “Control” which steal the show here. We have three words for you: WALL. OF. SOUND.. Drawing inspiration from the towering soundscapes of My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros and M83, Tonedeff manages to bring arena-sized emotional noise rock to a “rap” record in a way you have to hear to believe. We’re in uncharted waters now, people.

These moments should be noted. If Archetype was a harbinger of the coming wave of singing rappers with emotional issues, Polymer is an alarm clock blaring at you after an all-night bender to warn you of an encroaching army of futurists with no-fucks to give. Make no mistake, that with these songs, Pandora’s box has been opened and it appears Tonedeff gnawed the latch open with his teeth when no one was looking. Whether the acknowledgement via cosigns or coverage ever occurs is immaterial, it’s those in the know that can validate it and testify it to power. It’s a unique piece of art – an artistic statement by an artist as unique as his skillset. No one else could’ve made this but him. With so much to take in, this one’s undoubtedly gonna be a slow-burner, but a rewarding listen for those willing to explore the many dark corners of this labyrinthine work. Who would ever expect that level of commitment from the casuals? We don’t. “And They Watched Him…”

But as for you? Yeah, don’t wait… listen to this modern masterpiece RIGHT NOW. And when you’re done…share it until people hate you. Then you’ll know you’ve done enough to spread the word.



Category: News


[NEWS] Tonedeff - “Competitive Nature” - POLYCHROME Art Book Preview

Posted 6 months, 1 week, 5 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes ago

Tonedeff’s massively ambitious second studio album Polymer drops digitally on 7.8.16, which physical editions shipping in early August.

Today, the QN5 head honcho dropped a preview from the forthcoming art book entitled POLYCHROME that will be packed in with the Polymorph edition. The photo, shot by Chad Griffith (aka The Wizard), is entitled “Competitive Nature” and is meant as a companion image for the single which is now on Tonedeff’s Soundcloud.

Polychrome includes the gorgeous cover illustrations from Becky Cloonan and Brian Christopher and stunning original companion photography from Chad Griffith and Scut36, all printed on gorgeous 12×12” 150 GSM paper stock. Polydisc and Polymorph pre-orders are closed once again for good, but standard editions are still available on




Deacon The Villain - Peace or Power (Oxblood Red Double Vinyl)

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes ago

Deacon The Villain – Peace Or Power [LP] – Oxblood Red Double Vinyl – [SHIPPING NOW!]

CunninLynguists’ own Deacon The Villain has finally released a vinyl edition to his critically acclaimed solo debut Peace Or Power. Featuring the glorious artwork of Michael Manomivibul and a Motown Records inspired custom label that pays homage to Deacon’s hometown of Versailles, Kentucky. This is a must have item for any QN5 fan!

Due to CL’s upcoming European tour, supplies are limited! Hit up to grab one ASAP! This is NOT a pre-order. This item will ship immediately!



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