I love the concept of the man-machine writing process, but one thing I
realized while making this record is that there's a spirituality in human
collaboration. As much as I enjoy working in the studio alone, having another
input helps bring out new ideas... Speaking in terms of lateral thinking,
it helped burn a few new neural pathways." - Q
Uberzone is the brainchild of southern California native Q (named after
the "gizmo" -loving
James Bond character). Like his namesake, Q is a die-hard collector of all things
electronic, and has been collecting electronic-music gear since his early teens.
His early singles, "Botz" and "The Freaks", released on taste-maker
indie dance label City of Angels, were critically acclaimed club tracks that
established Q as one of the leading American producers of breakbeat music. These
singles were charted consistently by DJs like Florida's DJ Icey and the UK's
Adam Freeland, among others. His remixes of Sarah McLachlan, The Crystal Method
and BT also established him as one of the biggest names in the American dance
scene. Spin Magazine named Uberzone as one of the six producers to create "the
biggest beats ever."
Q does have Faith in the Future. "Sometime during my life I turned from
a pessimist into an optimist. Faith in the Future ties into technology, electronic
music and my lasting desire to live in the Jetson Age." Perhaps that's why
Uberzone's debut album, "Faith in the Future" has a feeling to it unlike
any other electronic album. It recalls influences from quirky sci-fantasy film
soundtracks to "Planet Rock" to dream-pop to the energetic, future
breaks that Uberzone has created in ways no one else can approach.