TIP044 Quincy Ortiz

At the tender age of ten I started DJ’ing for the very first time; that was on 1st June 1998 at an underground tech house and deep house party. After my first gig I was hooked.
I found even at a young age that I had an ‘ear’ for music and a talent for mixing different music genres such as, old school hip hop, downtempo, funk and tech house. My father was also a DJ at the time, and he noticed that I was practicing on the turntables every chance I got. So he started me off with a few gigs on Saturdays at local house parties, during the summertime. After a few gigs I started to make a name for myself in the neighbourhood as ‘the young kid that can put it down on the turntables’.

After a few years I started to get more shows and a large following in the underground chill-out scene and at techno and deep house parties. Soon I started to draw hundreds of people to my live sets. I met a club promoter while networking at a local club; we exchanged ‘phone numbers and I invited him to come to one of my shows. The club promoter was impressed with my skills and how I worked the crowd, as well as my abilities with mixing and scratching. He decided to give me, as a young up and coming DJ, the chance to spin at what was one of the biggest dance clubs in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. at the time.

1. Juan Di Lago, Georg S – My Head (Original Mix)
2. Audiojack, Marcin Czubala – Immediately Above (Audiojack’s Basement Boogie)
3. Nicone & Sascha Braemer Ft. Narra – Caje (Album Edit)
4. STUFF – Remember The Time (Original Mix)
5. ICS – Once Again (Original Mix)
6. Audiojack – Night Watch (Original Mix)
7. Walker & Royce – A Perfect Sound feat. Louisahhh! (Original Mix)
8. Sonny Fodera feat. Natalie Conway – Should Be (Original Mix)
9. Jon Cutler feat. E-Man – It’s Yours (Nice7 Remix)
10. Frank Ocean – Lost (Amine Edge & Dance Remix)
11. Vintage Culture – God 2 U (Digital Exclusive)
12. Silky, Barber, Climbers – Frozen (Original Mix)
13. Friend Within – The Pull (Original Mix)
14. FCL – It’s You (MK Mix)
15. Namito, Rummy Sharma, Max Prasad – Wade in the Water (Kolombo feat. Ashibah Remix)
16. Erkka – Excommunication (Original mix)
17. Breach – Jack (Original mix)
18. Stefan Biniak – The Read All About It (Bootleg)
19. Sharam Jey & Teenage Mutants – Understand Me!
20. DeMarzo – Aim High (Original mix)
21. Audio Junkies – Music Makes Me Wanna (Sammy W & Alex E Remix)
22. Aki Bergen, Ken Rosen – Respect (Original mix)