Grandmixer Qbert (DJ)

Grandmixer Qbert (DJ)

His name is Richard Quitevis, AKA world renowned Grandmixer Qbert. He is widely regarded as the most highly skilled skratching DJ that has walked this planet.

His long standing career of innovating the DJ Culture has set off a worldwide generation of DJs who are now regarded as musicians and not just DJs that play records.

Qbert has earned a reputation for putting the jockey into “disc jockey,” manipulating records in a rhythmic way that spun a path for talented DJs to finally be seen as musicians. With a scratching style that was more percussive than say, the average rock drummer, his whole focus has been on developing the art of turntablism.

In this era alone, there has been no one that comes close to matching his command of the DJ scene on, and off the turntables. Hailed as the ambassador of skratching for today, and to the future, he has been recognized by his peers as innovating more styles, and systems of skratching.

He comes from the era of experimental battle DJs, who was honorably knighted “Grandmixer” An honor dignified by hip hop’s most hallowed knighting tradition; securing his place as one of hip hop’s Living Legends.

As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he has been the focus of two major documentary films. Scratch, and Hang The DJ, both were selected at Cannes and Sundance Film Festival. Through his partner Yogafrog and company Thud Rumble, Qbert has been able to expand his influence in the culture; designing, and releasing innovative DJ products, collaborating with the most successful DJ companies in the industry, while seeking his stamp of approval. That along with teaching his online DJ school Qbert Skratch University. He also has appearances in various video games including DJ Hero 2, and doing post production for the animated feature Turbo.

His latest albums which started as a Kickstarter Project, is the most successful hip hop project to date, and Top 20 of all-time music project on the popular crowdfunding platform. Partnering with Itunes, Morning Breath Inc. and Novalia UK, DJ Qbert will be changing the way music albums are presented. The possibilities are endless as the culture continues to grow far, and wide with DJ Qbert leading the way.

DJ Qbert has been awarded the title America’s Best DJ. With a well documented, and successful DJ career, he is considered as one, if not “The Greatest DJ Of All Time”.

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