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Quentin Harris


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Born and raised in Detroit, Quentin Harris came of age inspired by many of the legends of his hometown. Motown, Prince, P-Funk and of course, early techno instilled in Harris, a love of all forms of music. Today, he is recognized as one of the leaders in the field of deep house. It has been said that his work re-vitalized what had become a saturated and tired genre. Indeed Harris resists the very notion of working within genre parameters. So, where did this young Motor-City to New-York-City transplant get the skills to re-invent shit? Simply put, Harriss musicality runs through his blood with a Mother who is a vocalist and a father who plays the trumpet. His Grandmother introduced him to the piano at age 5. At age 12 he took his first formal piano and trumpet lessons. At age 13, he visited a local recording studio, where he shortly thereafter commenced session work with an uncle. By age 14 he was performing live with his Aunts blues band. Fast forward to the early 90s and Quentin is, at the age of 20 in the studio working as a sessions musician with Aretha Franklin. Around the same time he entered into the world of hip hop culture and from 1993-1994 contributed regularly as a trumpeter at Maurice Malones seminal open mice sessions at The Hip Hop Shop on 7 Mile. These sessions provided a forum for a new generation of Detroit talent as Harris went tote a tote with then unknowns Emenim, Slum Village, Royce 59 and Proof.


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  • el_joven_brian

    quentin is incredible. i have much respect for him! may house music live forever!!

    25 May 2010 Reply
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  • chsf

    So UNkind to my ears! Is Quentin Harris a) on drugs? b) sleeping with Jason Walker? c) just crap? The vocals and the music on "Can't Stop" are out of time, and Jason Walker might be a bona fide backing vocalist, but whenever he's on lead duty, it's pure suffering.

    4 Nov 2008 Reply
  • eyeonyou

    So kind to my ears.

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • lucasboulder

    Superbe !

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • wysiwysell

    Quentin took Mary J Blige's "Just Fine" straight to church and made me wish he would do more of the same for gospel artists intentionally:)

    28 May 2008 Reply


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  • Money_Kid

    Oh, the remix of Beyonce's Deja Vu.... Crrraazy!!!

    26 Jul 2007 Reply
  • dregovic

    Quentin is the man..he does not remix: he creates new music inspired by the original version. try to find some white labels of mixes of gladys knight; maxwell and justin timberlake: quentin rock on!!

    15 Jul 2007 Reply
  • El-Jorge

    ... the hottest and definitely the best all over in deep house. QUENTIN RULES !!!! Go see one of his performances !

    29 Apr 2007 Reply
  • jmde

    One of the hottest In the deep house game

    8 Apr 2007 Reply
  • TKAlex

    we're putting subliminal messages in your music. we're putting subliminal messages in your music.

    30 Mar 2007 Reply
  • gim1

    Good music!

    24 Dec 2006 Reply

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