Under the radar New Zealand drum 'n' bass producer RQ has announced his debut album on Blue Mar Ten Music.
The downtempo jazz and ambient 'Solid Ground' blends fragmented, distant beats to create transcendental soundscapes across 11 tracks.
Speaking of the release, the scene stalwart told Mixmag: "Solid Ground is a self-portrait. no gimmicks or convoluted premise, just an honest reflection in which I've tried to narrow the distance between myself and the listener.
"This is the music I love and this is how it sounds after filtering through my influences, loves, emotions and location."
As well as being a producer and DJ, RQ's also an accomplished graphic artist, with his visual work gracing records sleeves and London d'n'b night Soul In Motion, where he's a resident designer.