EXTRATERRESTRIA is DJ QBert's much-anticipated follow up to his groundbreaking debut album and feature film, Wave Twisters. Several years in the making, Extraterrestria is a wide collection of various types of music from other planets and dimensions from around the galaxy.
The compilation of sounds were collected by the Galactic Skratch Federation, which is similar to the Grammy committee here on (Gaia) Earth.
Featuring DJ QBert's signature skratching, the album is accompanied by several well-known musicians to boost the sonic soundscape; from world-acclaimed cellist and trombonist Dana Leong to super producer Chad Hugo of The Neptunes / N*E*R*D fame
@DJQBert's #newalbum is the time capsule response and interstellar transmission to any galactic civilization, alien or far-future human
Qbert is responsible for so many things in the dj/turntablism world and has accomplished time after time things that no one has ever been close to doing. He is an innovator, pioneer, visionary and world champion.
He was asking for 100, 000 to fund his project and he has
pledged of $100,000 with 7 days to go!
He has and always will be one of the best, most respected and known dj's in history. Let's help him make this happen. You definitely won't be disappointed to see what an amazing album and project he has produced and you get a reward from the man himself and can say you helped and supported Qbert in making a masterpiece.
Check out his kickstarter project here:
Here's some more information about this amazing individual:
Richard Quitevis (born October 7, 1969) known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Qbert, is a Filipino-American turntablist and composer.
Growing up in San Francisco's Excelsior District on Moscow Street, he graduated fromLuther Burbank Middle School and in 1987 from Balboa High School. Qbert started playing with records at the age of 15, although he got his first Fisher-Price turntable as a toddler. He was influenced by the street performers and graffiti artists of the local hip hop community in the mid-1980s. It was at Balboa's school cafeteria that he went up againstMix Master Mike. The two are good friends.
Qbert started his musical career in a group called FM20 with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo in 1990. In New York when playing a show, Crazy Legs saw them and invited them to join the Rock Steady Crew. They accepted the offer to join the crew. Going by the name Rock Steady DJs, they then proceeded to take the 1992 Disco 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. The Wave Twisters (2001) 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 (although not unprecedented; Disney's Fantasia was made the same way).
More recently, he has worked with Vestax to develop the QFO, an all-in-one scratching instrument. The QFO combines a turntable with a mixer's crossfader.
In 2006, he introduced the Qbert turntable cartridge, a model put out by Ortofon.
Performing at a gig in Berlin, February 2008
In 2009, Qbert launched the Qbert Skratch University, an online school and community for DJs.
In a 2011 interview with the website WeBeVegan.org, Qbert stated that he is a vegan.
Qbert's music was featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Underground and he appeared as himself on the Slam City Jam level. He also appeared as himself in DJ Hero 2.
Awards and credentials
America's Best DJ 2010
DMC USA Champion 1991 (solo)
DMC World Champion 1992 - Rock Steady DJs (Qbert, Mixmaster Mike & Apollo)
DMC World Champion 1993 - Dreamteam (Qbert & Mixmaster Mike)
DMC World Champion 1994 - Dreamteam (Qbert & Mixmaster Mike)
DMC Judge 2012 (what you heard?)
DMC DJ Hall of Fame (along with Mix Master Mike)