Boomkat Product Review:
DJ Qu's deadly outing as Passing States, on his NYC-based Strength Music from 2007. This is clearly the darker side of Qu's sound, and we don't use that term lightly. A-side 'Repozitioned Souls' is a ritualistic Afro-Latin Voodoo shakedown, layering truly haunting samples of what could be ceremonial sacrifice (we don't honestly) over his trademark shuffled hi-hat and driving kick drum syncopations. Flipside 'The Zones' is a bit of Qu classic, running almost-EBM style percussion with his unique shuffles under ethereal jazz keys and mystic chords. If you don't know, get to know. Recommended.