Underground Quality is a record label owned and run by DJ Jus-Ed launched in 2005 and located in Connecticut, USA.
A voyage into the world of DJ Jus-Ed reveals an adventurous, energetic and spiritual style of playing quality house music. Since reappearing on the scene in 2001 after a 15 year retirement, DJ Jus-Ed's underground smooth sets have captured & educated audiences all the way from his home base in Bridgeport Connecticut to Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe and Middle East.
His do-it-yourself Underground Quality label puts out exactly what it professes to – quality underground records from a tight nit family of some of the most talented producers going round, with artists like Levon Vincent, Dj QU and Fred P rounding out Ed’s devastatingly talented crew.
With UQ as his platform, Ed has reached the ears of thousands with his deep, moody, soul filled house and techno, full of raw emotion and his underlying message. Along with his cheeky charisma and incredible knack for selecting records, Jus-Ed brings to the dance floor a presence that simply puts you in a good mood, as serious as his records may seem, its really all about the party.
DJ Jus-Ed's exposure to a wide range of experiences shapes his unique musical viewpoint. At the tender age of six he was backing up his grandparents in a jazz duo, keeping time with brushes on a cardboard box. This was just the beginning of his music education... He later attended the University of Bridgeport at age 10 to study percussion instruments. Other musical influences included James Brown, Buddy Rich, Chicago, 3 Dog Night, Luther Vandross, Prince, Cameo, O Jays, Bar Kay's and more.
In the early eighties faithfully tuning in to WBLS with Frankie Crocker, Jus-Ed embarked on his DJ career, playing the music of the times; Freestyle, House, Funk and R&B. In 1985 DJ Jus-Ed went into retirement because of his lifestyle.
Upon his return in 2001, DJ Jus-Ed created the "Underground Quality" as a party brand on the East Coast. In 2004 DJ Jus-Ed started the now worldwide respected record label "Underground Quality". Since 2004 DJ Jus-Ed has released 55 vinyl releases, 4 LPs and over 15 remixes for other labels. Jus-Ed has released records by Fred P, Nina Kraviz, Levon Vincent, DJ Qu, Juju & Jordash, Lady Blacktronica, Juniper, Smallpeople and many more on UQ! DJ Jus-Ed has a residency at Output club in Brooklyn and Panorama Bar in Berlin.
A massively respected figurehead of the NY house sound, DJ Jus-Ed and his Underground Quality imprint are famed for their consistent and honest output that is well, underground in spirit and always of a certain quality.
Underground Quality is the favourite platform for a variety of artists such as: DJ Qu, Just Ed, Anton Zap, Aybee, Tazz, Smallpeople, T.B. Knudsen, Steffi, Owen Jay, Apoena, Esteban Adame, Jaysun Merced, Diego Gamez, amongst many others.
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