"My father was born in Puerto Rico and my mother was born and raised in Madeira, a Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco. Waves and dance music have a lot in common, the way they provide release through repetition. In Madeira, the people have an intimate relationship with the ocean, one of both respect and fear. The island is mountainous, with rocky beaches along the sides of cliffs. It beckons you, and when you’ve succumbed, the high tide comes in and pushes you back out. This LP is my love song to the ocean’s depths. The way we look toward its vastness and accept that we will never fully know what’s underneath. To be drenched, you must allow yourself to submerge completely, while being careful not to be consumed." - QRTR
QRTR, a Brooklyn-based electronic producer and DJ, has signed with Dome of Doom for the release of her debut full-length album, Drenched. Scheduled to launch March 20th on limited edition cassette and digital formats, the 8-track LP is composed of textured House that flows with technical cohesion and unique flavor. QRTR started work on Drenched in 2017, carving out new material around frequent DJ sets across the US and recent gigs in Madeira, Portugal. The debut album follows up the Absinthe Party EP released in 2017 and features DoD labelmate Blake Skowron. The artwork was completed by Matthew Beck and perfectly depicts the environment of the record. The title is sinking into a wave of pinks and blues, struggling to stay afloat. The addition of deep red bubbles beneath the glossy sunset hues that will soon find its way to the surface. The record was completed in November of 2019, with a majority of the recording sessions occurring at QRTR's home-studio in Brooklyn.
released March 20, 2020
Written, produced and mixed by QRTR
Mastered by Jamie Myerson
Album Artwork by Matthew Beck