A lover of music in all its forms, QUENUM has an established 30-year
career and has gained the respect of techno pioneers as well as the
following of the younger generation.
When QUENUM settled in London in the 90s he started working with Paulo
Nascimento, a studio musician and sound engineer. In 1997 they released
their first EP on Pacific Records – that is how Access 58 was born. They
performed live and played DJ gigs at all the legendary London clubs, such
as The End and the Velvet Rooms, for Carl Cox’s Ultimate Base nights.
Access 58 collaborated with major artists of the 90s, such as The Advent
and Umek and released over 30 EPs on various labels including their own
(also called Access 58).
In 2001 QUENUM moved to Switzerland, where he soon met another
talented artist with whom he would make history, Luciano. Together, in
Luciano’s studio in the Swiss mountains, they composed “Orange Mistake”
– recognized as one of the anthems of techno music. But when they
approached various labels to release it, no one was interested. That’s how
they started their own label, Cadenza. Soon after Luciano moved to Berlin,
becoming the label’s boss. From his base in Geneva, QUENUM continued
playing all the big clubs in the US and Europe – especially with Cadenza in
Panorama Bar where they invited Apollonia, Thomas Melchior, Loco Dice –
riding the wave of interest that “Orange Mistake” generated.
QUENUM continued solo on his path for the perfect beat. What’s said most
often about his music is “elegant”, “warm” and “deep”. In the next decade
he continued producing groovy techno released on all the top labels (incl.
Transmat, Crosstown Rebels, Cocoon, Fabric, Get Physical) and playing
clubs all over the world. Above all, QUENUM is a classic DJ whose primary
concern is to bring the dancefloor alive and ensure everyone leaves the
club happy and fulfilled. His love for the groove was nurtured in
his music-filled Afro-Caribbean home. When the hip-hop wave
first arrived in France, he went crazy for it and became one of
the country’s most skilled break-dancers (all his brothers are
top dancers too). One day, when he was 17 years old, he went
to visit his uncle who worked as a security guard for the Palace
nightclub in Paris. That experience cemented QUENUM’s love for
the dancefloor and nightlife. Around the same time, he saw DJ
DST perform with Herbie Hancock at the Roxy club in New York
and then he knew that’s what he wanted to do. And he’s never
diverted from that path.
Fast forward to the 2000s and you will find QUENUM playing all
over the world. Standout releases include: Agbaja EP on Butane’s
Alphahouse label (2007) / Captain Deutschland 2 on Dandy Jack’s
Ruta 5 label (2010) / Dachshund & Quenum, the Mammoth on
Damian Lazarus’s Rebellion label (2012).
From 2013 to 2019 Quenum worked in partnership with Cesare
vs Disorder. Together as Azimute they toured Asia, Australia and
South America. They released Azimute on Serialism and ran their
label nights in Brazil, London and Berlin.
QUENUM is known as one of the friendliest faces in techno,

which explains why he loves collaborating with his brothers-and-
sisters-in-arms. 13 years after releasing “Orange Mistake”, he was

back on Cadenza with his EP “Solitaire”, which got rave reviews
on Resident Advisor. They said: “It has one of those muted beats
that marked the best early Cadenza releases.” For QUENUM, each
collaboration is an opportunity to learn and share his passion
with friends.
QUENUM has just one other obsession, apart from music, and
that’s running. He keeps in top shape by taking his running shoes
all over the world with him, clocking an average of 60ks a week.

MORE INFO’S

Diversions Music (EP) – Release Date: 12 March 2021
Preview + Press release
https://inflyteapp.com/review/releases/74518/preview?hash=e7ebbcf9963660fa54cbffd1b4a3b51b6cf93801

Rebellion (EP) – release date: 19 March 2021
Preview + Attached press release.
https://soundcloud.com/crosstownrebels/sets/quenum-little-secret-ep/s-y2D5G52Cygl

Curiosity Music (remix) – EP release date: 9 April 2021
Preview + Press release
https://soundcloud.com/curiositymusic/sets/swann-decamme-curfew-ep-curiosity-music-cm031/s-mX9CyEZvY5M