Many mere mortal DJs wonder if Qbert is of this Earth, such are his skills. Under different team names and line-up changes he dominated the DMC battles in the early ‘90s, revolutionising the way sets were put together. At the time it was even rumoured that he was banned from the comp to give others a chance of winning.
Then, as the goofy head of the many-tentacled Invisibl Skratch Piklz crew, he brought the focus of turntablism over to the West Coast, much in the same way that Dre did rap. During his reign he’d adapt, invent and push scratch patterns into the next
dimension. But far from keeping these intergalactic secrets to himself, he schools the next generation via multi-angled DVDs, scratch dictionaries and now, the online Qbert Skratch University.
Qbert getting fresh on his own-brand QFO turntable/mixer unit, at the beach