Was that Chio? Or Cujo? Or something like Cee-U?
NO! Its Q-U-I-O! like Oooh!
Quio, a Berlin based MC, singer, performer wants to be misunderstood and taken unseriously.
Quio, started MCing in 1997 as MC LOONEY TUNES.
She performed with Drum’ n Bass and HipHop DJs in Berlin Germany and throughout Europe. In 1998 she met DJ G-SERVE from AUDIOTAXI in WTF together with DJ CHRISTINE LANG. They organized parties named ON BASS TRACKS. Until today QUIO is part of a radio show on Berlin’s former Pirate Radio Station TWEN FM, named Underground Essentials.
In 1999 Quio met AGF when they both performed in a club. Various collaborations followed.
In 2003 they started QUIO. 2004 they released the first 12″ on AGF Producktion and here is the full length album of the Quio.
AGF and Quio have put together their different musical heritage, to come up with some uniquely new combinations, e.g. they mixed Drum&Bass MC lyrics with piano and strings into a melancholy anthem, and hiphop lyrics with experimental beats and a blues guitar.
The album was created during the last 2 years while QUIO was being operated by 2 children aged 1 1/2 and 3.
She likes to explore what is misunderstood and break up what supposedly makes sense. In misunderstandings she sees both the chance to have performer and listener create something new, and to put into question the perception of understanding something the wrong or right way.
Quio is against seriousness when it is used as a tool of dominance, in the way that seriousness gives weight, means truth, means realness. Never wanting to impose meaning. She writes against preconceptions and boxing people in, especially women into premade schemes.
Quio is a fan of the moment of surprise. She will break unbearable content into amusing snippets of new sense - or break up nonsense and stitch together a new unquestionable world of seriousness with its own set of clichees and idiotic rolemodels.
Her backround as MC to all sorts of broken beats like a like DrumnBass, UK Garage, HipHop, Grime etc. has given her the ability to (secretly) keep her lyrics so unreal.
In her music she moves from club to pop to toon and likes to oscillate between hiphop, bubblegum and experimental grooves.