On Thursday January 30th, 2014, Dubspot will host scratch luminary and world champion turntablist QBert for an in-house scratch session and a sneak peek at his forthcoming Extraterrestria album.
Dubspot DJ User Group NYC
On January 30th, 2014 we will launch a new NYC DJ User group in our Manhattan studios. Scratch luminary and word champion turntable wizard QBert will join Dubspot Instructors Precision, Rafik & Excess for an in-house scratch session and a sneak peek at his forthcoming Extraterrestria album.
Skratch Session w/ DJ QBert, Extraterrestria Album Preview
Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:30pm-10:30pm EST
To attend, please RSVP to this Facebook event and arrive early for sign-in. This FREE event is open to the public and space is limited.
DJ QBert’s latest album, Extraterrestria, is currently building momentum as a Kickstarter project that you can read more about here.
Richard Quitevis was born October 7, 1969, in San Francisco, California. Known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Grandmixer Qbert, is a Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He grew up in the golden age of the San Francisco Bay Area DJ battle scene of the late 1980′s. Battling and training in the artform is what sets DJ Qbert apart from the rest. He is relentless in unlocking the sounds and systems of scratching. It is Qbert who is credited for championing the turntable as a musical instrument. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and unimaginable ways. He has invented the most scratching techniques and musical innovations than any DJ in history. QBert is credited for being the world ambassador of the DJ as a musician and turning the turntable into a respected musical instrument.
DJ QBert delivers on this discipline like no other DJ. Along with dear friend Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners, they have been the only two DJs in history to be Knighted by the Grand Masters of the Hip Hop culture. His peers and the media call him the Greatest DJ in the World, one of the most influential DJs of all time.
A former DMC World Champion and DMC Hall of Fame inductee, DJ QBert has developed some of the most important works that have shaped the Hip-Hop and Electronic music landscape to what it is today. From the early beginnings, with the 1994 release of Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik, hailed by Source Magazine as the best mixtape of all time. To his innovations with his very own skratch records that set the stage for DJs to rebuild all their elements ready to manipulate through custom created vinyl. He created a DJ group to play pieces of his turntable band, giving rise to the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. In 1998, he released his album Wave Twisters, while immediately an animated film to sync with the music was drawn by legendary San Francisco artist Dug-1, drew the movie as he heard it. While in production of Wave Twisters the Movie, another film, Scratch, by director Doug Pray, was being filmed about the history and culture of the Hip Hop DJ, featuring DJ QBert as he is Knighted by GrandMixer DXT. Both films premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.