It’s just been announced, if you’re in the San Francisco area, get out and see Mike Patton & DJ Qbert this Friday night.
Mike Patton and DJ Qbert will be performing a one time show this coming Friday the 9th of February at “The Chapel” in San Francisco. They’ll be performing together and be supported by “Money Mark” (of Beastie Boys fame).
This won’t be Mike Patton’s first foray into working with amazing turntablists, with Patton previously teaming up with The X-Ecutioners for General Patton vs the X-Ecutioners (2005), Kid Koala on Peeping Tom (2006), and DJ Lethal on Sepultura’s “Lookaway”.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with DJ Qbert here’s the blurb that Ticketfly has for him:
DJ QBert, born Richard Quitevis, 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, from A-Trak to Craze to C2C to Z-Trip; they would testify to DJ QBert’s influence in their sound and successful careers.
DMC World Championship appearances since 1991-1994 gave global exposure to DJ QBert’s unbelievable skills and performances. Since then no other has matched 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 in the mid-90’s gave shape to the infinite sounds of 2 turntables and skratching vinyl. Honorably knighted “Grandmixer” by legendary pioneer GrandMixer DXT. 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 of which were selected at Cannes and Sundance Film Festival. DJ QBert’s acclaimed first album, Wave Twisters was reverse engineered from sound into visuals also becoming his first feature film, which was also selected into the 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 seeking his stamp of approval, teaching on his online DJ school QBert Skratch University, 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 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 was officially awarded the title America’s Best DJ in 2010. With a well-documented and successful DJ career, he is considered as one, if not “The Greatest DJ Of All Time”.
“Whatever it was QBert displayed, it was more than just a hard-won modesty. QBert is a world-class musician in a world overwhelmed with the novelty of celebrity and the distraction of success.”
Martin Azevedo, Rolling Stone Magazine
“Qbert had 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..”
Delfin Vigil, San Francisco Chronicle
If you’re lucky enough to be near San Francisco you can get tickets at Ticketfly.
Watch DJ Qbert 2014 DMC Showcase