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Award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Craig Abaya and world champion-turntablist and composer DJ Qbert, once again join forces for a new single titled “Q&A.”


This follows their previous collaboration, “Bloom,” in which Abaya composed and performed the spacey blues piece, playing guitars and bass, and Qbert provided other-worldly beats and textures.


“Q&A” sports an aggressive rock feel befitting a police drama. Qbert provides a driving bass-and-drum loop and lighting speed turntablism. Abaya provides melodic guitar attacks, acoustic drum accents, and other textures.


Qbert (born Richard Quitevis) and Abaya (who pronounces it “Uh-bey-uh”) are both sons of Philippine immigrants who grew up in San Francisco’s Mission Districts.


“Q&A” is one of three Abaya entries in the 64th Grammy Awards along with his music videotitled “Regret” and the song “Will I Walk on Water,” co-written with Jo Anne Lorenzana.


“Q&A” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and most other platforms.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/19/abaya-and-dj-qberts-latest-opm-collaboration/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=abaya-and-dj-qberts-latest-opm-collaboration)