Paul Flynn's recordings as DJ Q have an occasional flourish of Detroit techno but mostly rely on tight but vibrant jazzy house.
The Glasgow native, part of the city's mid-'90s music renaissance (masterminded by Slam
and organized through their combined club/label concern, Soma), began DJing early in the 1990s as a moonlighting gig from his full-time job, hanging suspended ceilings. Moving to production as well by 1994, Flynn recorded for Dance Mania, Glasgow Underground and Filter, combining the emotion of Chicago house but with a tighter, more refined aesthetic learned from Detroit producers like Carl Craig
. The 1996 single "We Are One" featured Glaswegian poet William Hall intonating over a solid groove-house base, and the track became a hit on the country's more progressive dancefloors. Flynn's debut album as DJ Q, Face the Music, appeared in late 1997; Twenty Four7even followed in early 2000. ~ John Bush, Rovi