Country: Philippines
Language: English / Taglish / Tagalog
Genre: Hip Hop / R&B / Pop / Fusion
Members: DJ Flava Matikz - Producer/DJ & MC Knowa Lazarus - MC/Lyricist

Chano - Drums
Ipe - Guitar
Kirk - Bass
Ize - Sampler

Q-York is an award winning Filipino-American hip hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC). The name Q-York stands for "Quality – Yields Our Richest Key" and also Queens, New York where the group was founded in 2001. They have released numerous albums and appeared on various compilations/mixtapes worldwide.

Q-York was first inspired to make music through the sounds of the Golden age hip hop of the 1980s and 1990s in New York. They also spent time on the West Coast and were students of both the Los Angeles and Bay Area hip hop scene. Their versatility and flexibility in listening to all styles of music incorporates their open-mindedness into their sound.

Although they are mostly known for their uptempo dance tracks, their overall sound remains diverse and has been described in the Philippines as having a "local-feel with international appeal". They compose their music primarily in English but they also fuse Tagalog within their songs. Specialists in "Taglish" (a mixture of English and Tagalog), they utilize catchphrases and specific words into their songs as a way of expressing their culture.

In their songs, the group emphasizes self-empowerment, positivity, spirituality and pride in their culture. Their lyrics also address the issues and struggles of Filipino people worldwide in an attempt to bring unity to the divisions within their community. They hope to bridge the gap between their Filipino and American heritage.

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"Mainit" - Most Requested on MYX Philippines & MTV Philippines
"Mainit" - Music Video of the Year - 2010 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards
"Mainit" - Single of the Year - Philippine Hip Hop Awards 5
"Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2012 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards
"Lead The Way" - Best Hip Hop Song - 1st KBPPop Music Festival 2012
"Lead The Way" - Grand Prize Winner - 1st KBPPop Music Festival 2012
"Connection" - Best Dance Recording (Chelo A. featuring Q-York and JayR) - 25th Awit Awards 2012
"Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2013 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

New album “Q-Labonation” coming soon!
Featuring: Ogie Alcasid, Yeng Constantino, Sponge Cola, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, JayR, Kris Lawrence, Quest, Gab Valenciano, Marcus Davis, Sheng Belmonte, Abby Asistio, Roxee B., Mica Javier, Kley Band, Chelo A., Vincent Bueno and many more!

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