No one has done more for the image of turntablism than QBert - he’s to scratching what Bruce Lee is to kung fu. This one-man turntable philanthropist lives to teach the ways of the DJ, and will not rest until every man, woman and child has had a bash on the faders.
He came to fame rising through the elite San Fran DJ community, then the world stage throughout the nineties. His routines stunned everyone with their cavalier attitude, insane scratches and bulletproof confidence. Then, joining forces with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo, he scooped two world DMC titles and opened up the competition to team battling. (Rumours abound that they banned him for being ‘too good’).
World tours followed, and he built on his Turntable TV videos with the Do It Yourself tutorial DVDs (the Dummies guide to scratching), as well as the first ever full-length turntablist animation, Wave Twisters.
He’s now the dean of his own online Qbert Skratch University, and helps companies like Vestax invent new turntables (like the portable QFO with a built in mixer). In short, he’s the poster boy for scratching.
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