Qiwu (‘The Qiwu selftet’) is a French beatmaker, who has been largely influenced by Jazz and Electronic culture. His beats are experimental, blending various sounds from Jazz, electronic, dub, hiphop and vocal samples.
His first album was released by British label ‘A Bridge Too Far’ in 2009, in association with French MC’s (Boom Bap Orkestra). Since then he has released several instrumental projects alone, which he describes as “something between triphop and jazz”, including ‘Travelling arriere’ released by Japanese label Introducing Productions.
His most recent work was ‘Qub’ released in May 2014, which is a collection of unreleased tracks between 2006 and 2014. All his albums are available on Bandcamp.
Despite his talent in music, Qiwu has decided to take a journey to pursue a different career path and the last album was his final piece of work as a beatmaker.
(Photography by Julien Mota)