New York, New York
Originally from Toronto, Canada DJ Quescequest? is Jay Cleary, concert promoter, musician, DJ and avid music collector. “Qu’est-ce que c’est” is French for “what is that?” and throwing down rare and exclusive big beats between sets at live events is his signature.
As a DJ he’s shared the stage on diverse bills with Capital Cities (LA), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), The Freestylers (UK), Fishbone (LA), Soulive (NYC), Blue King Brown (Aus), Elite Force (UK), The New Deal (CAN), Easy Star All-Stars (NYC) and many others at Toronto’s Mod Club, Sound Academy, Opera House, Revival and festival gigs across Canada including Evolve Festival, Burlington Sound of Music, Come Together Fest & The NuJazz Festival. Also as founding member of Toronto’s the Make if Funky Breakbeat Crew, DJ Quesquecest? has worked with DJs Z-Trip, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaata, DJ NuMark, DJ Qbert, Fort Knox Five, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz and many others.
Relocating to NYC in 2012, he’s performed at Statue of Liberty, Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall Studio, Brooklyn Bowl The Paperbox among other top Live and Dance venues plus does a monthly Afrobeat, Funk, House & HipHop event in Brooklyn as a part of the No Wahala DJs Crew.