Happy B'Day Dj Qbert!

Posted: October 7, 2011 in Music
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One of, if not the illest turntablists of all-time!

Qbert started his musical career in a group called FM20 with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo in 1990. They were playing a show in New York when Crazy Legs saw them and invited them to join the Rock Steady Crew. They accepted, and going by the name of the Rock Steady DJs they proceeded to take the 1992Disco Mix Club World DJ Championships (DMC) world title

Qbert was also one of the founding members of the band Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Although there were other turntablist crews before the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, the Skratch Piklz were the first to apply the band concept to turntablism, layering drums, basslines, and scratch solos on top of each other.

QBert, along with other Skratch Piklz, created a series of videos entitled Turntable TV. Now out of print, the first 5 episodes were released on VHS and contained demonstrations, showcases, skits, and other DJ related content.

QBert’s solo efforts include 1994’s Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik, and 1998’s Wave Twisters. The latter album was created mainly with samplers and beat machines versus the turntable, and later turned into an animated feature of the same title. Wave Twisters (2001) the movie was somewhat unusual in that the animators and digital artists had to invent images and movements to the pre-recorded music, as opposed to the other way around.

In 2009 Qbert launched the Qbert Skratch University, an online school and community for DJ’s.

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