DJ QBert • turntablism, hip-hop

Saturday Apr 28, 2018

407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit




Phone: 505-242-4900

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DJ Qbert
courtesy of the artist

I’ve written about Richard Quitevis before, and I will write about him again, He’s of my generation after all. The turntableist known as DJ Qbert came up with Mix Master Mike and then busted out of the scene in the mid ’90s with works like Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik—a super smart mixtape that takes apart pop and soul music like it’s working profane magic on profound musical temptations. Then he went all experimental and birthed Wave Twisters, a record that seemed like it would be more popular among robots than among their fleshy fathers. He’ll be jamming at Sister (407 Central Ave. NW) on Saturday, April 28. And just so you know, Qbert works with folks in the music industry; he works with folks in the gaming world; he’s successfully intertwined branches of pop culture that always seemed made for each other but seemed like they were on opposite and therefore unreachable parts of the American cultural tree. I always felt like turntablism was an unforeseen and radically excellent thing that happened to popular music, which means I just may be there—you know, the guy in the Grand Royale Records t-shirt standing in a dark corner and taking notes. 9pm • $18 • 21+

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