Quentin Gauthier grew up in a Parisian suburb, among a family partly made up of adopted children that taught him everything about cultural diversity. His father had set up his home studio in the living room of the family flat so that as a child he grew up on sounds from TR808 or MS20 that his father used to record parts for his progressive rock band. Incidentally, Q.G. took an opportunity to pay him a tribute on the track B.I.L.I by using samples from his father’s original recordings from back in the day.
When Q.G. reached his teenage years, his parents decided to move south and the teenager immersed himself in his parents’ collection of old vinyls: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath or the Who among others ( which is maybe why Q.G.’s covers often have the look of old vinyls). Later on, his acquaintance with instruments set him on the way to hardcore music. He got a band together, 8 Control, for whom he would be the lead guitarist for the next ten years and which gave him a taste for travels as they went around Europe playing gigs. Talking of which, it was while travelling in England that he ended up in the mythical London club: Fabric. Back in Toulouse he bought his first vinyls and spent hours on the decks. Following the lead of his childhood buddies from French label Dga Fau Records he started producing and in 2007, he finally launched his first EP Reign in Blood, a tribute to Slayer’s track, that included a remix of Toxic Avenger, whom he’d met around drinks in Barcelona.
Q.G. rapidly released several EPs and remixes and played gigs around Europe. If he now admits that his parents don’t really understand his music and that his mother certainly prefers his sister’s Trance Goa to his own productions, Quentin still bears in mind his parents’ teachings and is willing to go all the way to live his dreams. In 2011, he set himself a new challenge: travelling across the world for a year, playing gigs across all five continents. Having quenched his thirst for culture, he finished his travels off by a tour around Australia with Trashbags and finally went back home to work on his first real LP.
As the result of several months’ composing, Q.G. now delivers this first album where his rock background meets more recent influences such as Jackson or Sebastian, as well as tracks alluding to his own life. Although this album surely is very personal, there is no doubt everyone can appreciate it in their own way.