Q-York is a multi-award winning Filipino-American Hip Hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC). The name Q-YORK stands for "Quality – Yields Our Richest Key" and also Queens, New York where the group was founded in 2001. They have released numerous albums and appeared on various compilations and mixtapes worldwide.


In their songs, the group emphasizes self-empowerment, positivity, spirituality and pride in being true to oneself. Their lyrics also address the issues and struggles of people worldwide in an attempt to bring unity to the divisions within our communities. They hope to bridge the gap between nations and generations and give inspiration to the world through their unique style and sound.

For more info visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-York

2015-Present Wave 89.1

Theme song producers and featured artists

Hindi Ka Nag-iisa - Q-York, Yeng Constantino PinoyMYX - #5 (Philippines)

Energy 106.7 FM - #2 (Manila)

2015 TV5 Summer Station ID

Featured artist


Qrush On You - Elmo Magalona, JayR, Q-York PinoyMYX - #7 (Philippines) Magic 89.9 - #17 (Manila) Megamix 101.9 - #3 (Guam)

Mistakes - Q-York ft. Jay R

PinoyMYX #17 (6 Weeks)

The Philippine Dream - Q-York ft. Diana D.

PinoyMYX #13 (8 Weeks)

MTV and A&E Network (International)

Blood, Sweat, Tears (Produced by: Sam Rhansum)


2015-Present The Bloq Party

Weekly Radio Show on Wave 89.1 FM


2014-Present FIBA 3X3 / FISU 3X3 Endorsed MC / DJ

C.E.O. | MC | DJ | Songwriter | Social Artist | Educator

Record Producer | DJ | Audio Engineer | Social Artist | Educator

Knowa Lazarus was born and raised in the birthplace of Hip-Hop; New York, NY and also spent 4 years living in Los Angeles, CA. As an MC, he is endorsed by FIBA 3X3 and FISU. He is also a radio DJ for Manila's Wave 89.1fm. As a songwriter, K.L. has penned songs for artists such as Elmo Magalona, Roxee B, Francis Lim and Krista Kleiner. He is also the founder of www.thephilippinedream.org and is the process of starting his own non-profit to help poor children live their dreams.  K.L. is a leader and a role model for our youth, proving that anything is possible with discipline, determination and sacrifice.

Flava Matikz has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. A graduate of Queens College he earned a degree in Music Technology which is where he learned to compose, engineer and record his own tracks. Flava Matikz' extraordinary talent and commitment to his craft have allowed him to produce songs for Ron Artest, Yeng Constantino, JayR, Kris Lawrence and Ogie Alcasid just to name a few. He also has a daily radio show "The Bounce" on Manila's Wave 89.1fm. Flava Matikz is a master musician able to create and score music in any genre.

+ "Mainit" - Most Requested on MYX Philippines & MTV Philippines

+ "Mainit" - Music Video of the Year - 2010 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

+ "Mainit" - Single of the Year - Philippine Hip Hop Awards 5

+ "Hip-Hop Artist of the Year" - Radio Music Awards

+ "Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2012 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

+ "Lead The Way" - Grand Prize Winner & Best Hip Hop Song - 1st KBPPop Music Festival 2012 + "Connection" - Best Dance Recording (Chelo A. featuring Q-York and JayR) - 25th Awit Awards 2012

+ "Q-York" - Best Urban Group - 2013 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

+ "Qrush On You" - Top 12 Finalist - Philpop 2014

+  “Wow - Roxee B ft. Q-York” - Best Music Video - 2014 Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards

+ Opening Act for Pussy Cat Dolls “Dawn of Domination” tour in Manila - 2009

+ Opening Act for “Shock Value Tour” with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jojo - 2010

+ Opening Act for “Supafest” with T-Pain, Kelly Rowland, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida - 2010

+ Opening Act for Jennifer Lopez “Dance Again” concert in Manila - 2012

+ Opening Act for Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday Tour” in Manila - 2012

+ FIBA 3X3 World Tour MC / DJ - Manila, Japan, Qatar, Beijing, Guangzhou, Abu Dhabi - 2014 to Present 

+ Artist feature on Discovery Channel's “Philippines In Sync” - 2014 +

Opening Act for Chris Brown in Manila - 2015

+ MC / DJ for the Stephen Curry Under Armour Road Show in Manila - 2015

+ MC / DJ for 3X3 FISU WUL Finals, Xiamen - 2015 to Present

+ APEC PH Welcome Dinner - 2015

+ Original Music Only US Tour - (Jay R, Kris Lawrence, Mica Javier, Robin Nievera, Deejay Poblete, Q-York) - 2016

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