Jimmy Quinn aka Jimmy Q – an aspiring producer tackling New York City one track at a time – emerges with an expansive sound that anchors his enveloping production style which is driven by a bevy of influences spanning multiple genres from jazz to house and trap. Jimmy Q brings a final product to the table that is brimming with electricity, ambience and the nostalgia of classic soul samples. He adds another joint to the books with “Don’t Cry” – the gorgeous downtempo jam featuring an expertly chopped and placed sample of “Baby, Baby Don’t Cry” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. Having remixed everything from Bon Iver to Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Q’s “Don’t Cry” seems like a natural progression. With influences from Michael Jackson to Timbaland, Kanye West, and Ryan Leslie, Jimmy Q’s approach to production – where musicianship and sampling are both king – makes total sense. The song from the forthcoming Month-To-Month Compilation plays with a good bit of suspense and a knock fit for the most formidable sound system. Landing somewhere between AlunaGeorge and James Blake, Jimmy Q’s ear for electronic music, soulful melody and respect for rhythmic space allows him to stitch Smokey’s sweet vocal into the reverberating warmth of the track to create a floating blues that plays with unfettered beauty. Check Jimmy Q’s single “Don’t Cry” below. Scroll down to check the tracklist for the Month-to-Month Compilation. Learn more about Jimmy Q and his music at jimmyqmusic.com. Follow Jimmy Q on Twitter @itsJimmyQ.
The Month-To-Month Compilation Tracklist:
•CLOUD NINE – (FEAT. THE TEMPATIONS)
•AIN’T GOT TIME – (FEAT. MARVIN GAYE)
•THE RAPLESS INTERLUDE
•A NIGHT’S THOUGHT – (FEAT. THE TEMPATIONS)
•DON’T CRY – (FEAT. SMOKEY ROBINSON)
•SAVVY DRANKS (BONUS TRACK)