QSTN, Mark Cruz from its real name, is a Southern California beat maker & DJ. His sound is a mixture of obscure funck, soul and jazz samples, heavy beats and live orchestration. QSTN’s production style can be attributed to his jazzy hip hop roots and his deep vinyl collection. QSTN is also a part of Philadelphia based collective Hot Peas & Butta founded by Skeme Richards of the world-famous rock Steady Crew.
Mark has also been running his own design consultancy for over a decade and discovered his passion for design through music.
Grab a taste of Brazil via South California with Question’s latest bossanova-infused Favela EP. If you want smooth heat than you have found the right place.
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About the Curator: léa cohen
Music and travel lover, I always loved combining the two. To me, traveling with music felt more complete and music which did not translate in a sense of wonder felt incomplete.
My degree in International Business allowed me to travel for studies and work. I am passionate about cultural diversity, authenticity and all in all, I am a dreamer. Something keep pushing me to always go for what makes me feel alive, no matter how crazy it may sound.
This drive sometimes make me go for the adventure, unstable, or original path. In the past few years I lived on 4 continents. It shaped the person I am today and make me see the world through unique lenses. I am constantly looking for what speaks to my soul as I am someone who is spiritually connected.