damn near a decade now, Q Bert, the San Francisco-based scratchmaster
has raised the level of turntable wizardry to new heights.
Along with former crew, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he's toured the
world several times over.
What's up Q? What have you been working on lately?
the wavetwisters movie. it made it to the sundance film festival which
is huge! check out wavetwisters-themovie.com also
doing skratches for d-styles' new album. his music is on a different planet
in the skratch world and music world!
2)The rumor has it that the former Skratch Piklz (including you) are working
with a DJ from the old school who's had an incredible impact on them, is it
true? If it is, could you give us a hint on who this DJ is?
ya, there's a hole bunch of styles that make up his styles and a
whole new system that we have to reteach ourselves. i can't say much
right now because as always we want to wait until the time is right.
3) Can you tell us a bit about Wavetwisters the movie? Also a lot of people
from around the world want to know if it will be released as a videotape soon
since it might not be released everywhere...
wavetwisters is a graffiti animated skratch movie about an innerspace
dentist who wants to teach his universe about the lost arts of hip-hop.
he and his team are being pursued by the red worm who wants to control the
universe by capturing the "wave twister" (a wristwatch turntable
that can destroy anything with sound). and of course it will be on video
and dvd. it's too detailed not to be on that format.
4) Speaking of movies, have you seen Scratch, the film? do you think it's
gonna be a classic like "Wildstyle"?
definitely! it too along with my movie are in the sundance film
festival! it's just like style wars, but it's all about skratching and
i think it's so much better!
5) Are you working
on a special scratch/effect/combo ? just working to flow in and out of any skratch that i make up as well
as the ones from the past and incorporating other's ideas too.
6) What do you think of the Focus Fader? have you tried it?
it's great but i haven't played with it too much to really say. i
do love the new vestax isp pro mixer's fader because of the bounce
7) Besides Skratchcon.com
what other websites do you check first when your surf the internet?
ebay, djqbert.com and spiritweb.org
8) Which songs play on heavy rotation in your headphones?
right now: chester and lester by chet atkins and les paul
9) Can we expect Q Bert on a Playstation 2 game soundtrack?
ya, if there's a wave twisters video game!
10) Any comments? shout outs?
check out this book : "the lost teachings of atlantis" by jon
peniel, it's my favorite book full of answers to the mysteries of life!
Thanks Q, I really appreciate your contribution, peace