Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ELQ is the collaboration of beatmakers Grand Ear aka Geeman, Nice Rec, and BusCrates the 16-Bit Ensemble. The three men showcase their musical breadth and electro-funk influence on East Liberty Quarters, their debut EP on Rotating Souls Records.
Vibrant and uplifting, the EP features that ’80s Boogie feel with a new twist. Solid vintage synth work and body-rockin’ drum beats make it a sheer delight, and among the gems on this EP are the entrancing and dance-inducing Lucky Charm and Crystals.
The EP is also a shout-out to the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh where each member cultivated their sound. Be on the lookout for more from this trio of Boogie makers who are always in pursuit of the funk.