CHARLOTTE DE WITTE: KNTXT
AWAKENINGS X CHARLOTTE DE WITTE PRESENTS KNTXT
Raymond van Baal, also known as Qbical was born in 1983 in a little town in The Netherlands called Leusden. He came in contact with music at a young age, his parents were very into different kinds of music and his father played drums in a band. It was only natural that Raymond followed in his fathers footsteps. So, aged nine he enlisted in the local music school taking drum lessons. Listening to tapes from Micheal Jackson, Phil Collins and other 80's heavyweights while playing with Lego Raymond came in contact with different kinds of music. Later he borrowed his sisters keyboard to learn himself a little bit of music theory but he didn't knew that then, he just tried to copy the melody's of movie themes and 90's dance music. After highschool started playing drums in a rock 'n roll / punk band called 'Rocker Arms'. Wtih Rocker Arms he recorded an album and toured almost all the small clubs in The Netherlands. In 2006 after seven years of playing drums Raymond decided to quit the band and focus on electronic music. Qbical started one day in a madtracker session. Raymond finished a track and needed a name to put it online. His sound then is heavily influenced by acts and band's like : The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Orbital. After putting several EP's online for free Raymond is picked up by Manual Music and releases his first vinyl release "Warm Fuzzy Electronics". Lot's of remixes followed and Raymond played a lot of nice party's and festivals with his energetic live sets. Now with the release of his debut album "Life Is Just A Bunch Of Pixels" Raymond sets out for another chapter in the qbical story...