QUENTIN ‘Q’ GILKEY

MIXER | ENGINEER

Quentin ‘Q’ Gilkey is a Grammy award winning mixer and engineer best known for his work with Eminem, Anderson .Paak, The Game, Dr. Dre, Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, Kreayshawn and on the original soundtrack for the Academy Award winning film 12 Years A Slave.

Biography

With a background in classical and jazz piano, Quentin, known amongst colleagues and friends as ‘Qʼ, began his music career on the performance side. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Music & Business Administration. After realizing music performance wasnʼt a career he wanted to pursue, he went on to study at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, where he honed his skills as an engineer.

 

Q then moved west to Los Angeles and started an internship at Ocean Studios before landing as an engineer in 2009 at Paramount Recording Studios. At Paramount, Q worked with Brandy, Alicia Keys, Teddy Riley, Olivia Newtown John and others.

 

In 2010, Dr. Dre began working out of Paramountʼs sister studio, Encore, in Burbank, California, where the owners placed Q as an assistant engineer. After a short time he began engineering for writers and producers at Dr. Dreʼs record label, “Aftermath Entertainment”. In 2014, Q was promoted to lead engineer for Dr. Dre and has worked with all of the acclaimed artists on Dr. Dreʼs roster including Kendrick Lamar on his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, The Gameʼs Documentary 2 and Documentary 2.5, Eminemʼs Kamikaze and Music to be Murdered By, and Dr. Dreʼs third studio album Compton. While in the process of making that album, Q was filmed during a studio session recording the song, “Talking to my Diary” with Dr. Dre, that was then featured in the 2017 GRAMMY Award winning and Emmy nominated HBO docuseries, “The Defiant Ones”. For Dreʼs newest signee Anderson .Paak, Q worked as a recording and mix engineer on albums Oxnard, released in 2018, followed by the GRAMMY Award winning Ventura in 2019.

 

Q has worked alongside Dr. Dre for the past eight years and been a part of all of his musical endeavors. From a songʼs inception to its release, Q thrives on the creative journey: recording, mixing, and mastering. Each stage requires a unique lens to help the artistʼs music shine brightest. Qʼs passion for the process is rooted in personal drive, hunger for knowledge, and love of music.

Selected Discography

ARTIST

ALBUM

CREDITS

ARTIST

Eminem

ALBUM

Music to Be Murdered By (Aftermath/Interscope)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Anderson .Paak

ALBUM

Ventura (12 Tone/Aftermath)
*Grammy Award Winner for Best R&B Album 2019

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

Anderson .Paak

ALBUM

Oxnard (12 Tone/Aftermath)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Eminem

ALBUM

Kamikaze (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Eminem

ALBUM

Revival (Aftermath/Interscope)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

The Game

ALBUM

The Documentary 2.5 (Blood Money Entertainment)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

The Game

ALBUM

The Documentary 2 (Ca$h Machine Records)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

Dr. Dre

ALBUM

Compton (Aftermath)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Earl Sweathshirt

ALBUM

I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

12 Years A Slave

ALBUM

12 years a Slave OST (Columbia)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

Kendrick Lamar

ALBUM

Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (Top Dawg Ent.)

CREDITS

AE

ARTIST

Kreayshawn

ALBUM

Somethin' 'Bout Kreay (Columbia)

CREDITS

E

*Credit Key:E – Engineer, M – Mixer, AE – Assistant Engineer

Featured Audio

1. Anderson .Paak "What Can We Do" (12 Tone/Aftermath) - M

2:56

2. Eminem "Never Love Again" (Aftermath/Interscope) - E, M

2:58

3. The Game "Moment of Violence" (Blood Money) - E

3:39

4. Anderson .Paak "Tints" ft. Kendrick Lamar (12 Tone/Aftermath) - E, M

4:29

5. Dr. Dre "Genocide" (Aftermath) - E, M

4:27

6. 12 Years A Slave OST "What Does Freedom Mean" (Columbia) - E

2:42

7. Eminem "Lock It Up" (Aftermath/Interscope) - E, M

2:50

8. Anderson .Paak "Who R U" (12 Tone/Aftermath) - E, M

2:49

9. Eminem "Remind Me" (Aftermath/Interscope) - E, M

3:45

10. Dr. Dre "Satisfaction" (Aftermath) - E, M

4:25

11. The Game "Don't Trip" (Ca$h Machine) - E

5:10

12. Anderson .Paak "Cheers" (12 Tone/Aftermath) - E, M

5:35

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