DJ Q-Bert

DJ Q-Bert

Real Name:
Richard Quitevis
Richard Quitevis (b. October 7, 1969, in San Francisco, California). Known by his stage name DJ Q-Bert is a Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and subtle ways. He invented the first musical annotation system for scratching, battling and composing on vinyl.

DJ Q-Bert Discography Tracks


no catalog DJ Q-Bert, Shortkut, DJ Disk DJ Q-Bert, Shortkut, DJ Disk - The Shigger Fragger Show episode 4(Cass, Album) Hip Hop Slam no catalog US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ QBert* Wave Twisters - Episode 7 Million: Sonic Wars Within The Protons (Album) Galactic Butt Hair Records US 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert Limited Edition Rare Hard To Find Dirt Style Dirt Style Records US 2003 Sell This Version
SHOWCD01 A-Trak ,VS DJ Q-Bert A-Trak ,VS DJ Q-Bert - Showdown(CD, Album) Itchy Bottom + Smelly Fingers SHOWCD01 US 2008 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert / DJ Craze DJ Q-Bert / DJ Craze - Slow Roasted Superseal + Traktor Scratch Dirt Style Records, Slow Roast Records, Native Instruments US 2013 Sell This Version
DJ QBert* Extraterrestria (Album) Thud Rumble US 2014 Sell This Version
DJ QBert* GalaXXXian (Album) Thud Rumble US 2014
QSERIAL01 DJ Q-Bert Serial Killers Vol.1(LP) Not On Label QSERIAL01 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Q-Bert Needle Thrashers Volume 2: Keeping Legends Alive Needle Thrashers US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert Needle Thrashers Vol.One Needle Thrashers US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert Cosmic Assassins / Sneak Attack Galactic Butt Hair Records US 1998 Sell This Version
JKBB-001 DJ Q-Bert KGB Breaks(12", W/Lbl) Dirt Style Records JKBB-001 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert Gag-Seal Breaks Dirt Style Records US 2001 Sell This Version
none DJ Q-Bert UTB-001(12", TP) Recordtech none US 2001 Sell This Version
BETA - 001 DJ Q-Bert Needle Thrashers Beta (12", TP) Recordtech BETA - 001 US 2003 Sell This Version
DJ Q-Bert Needle Thrashers Alpha Dirt Style Records US 2004 Sell This Version
BETA-001 DJ Q-Bert Needle Thrashers Beta(12") Dirt Style Records BETA-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
Y-001 DJ Q-Bert Secret Of The "Y" Formula(12") Thud Rumble Y-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
BREAK-001 DJ Q-Bert Breaktionary Volume 1(12") Spinternal Organs BREAK-001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none DJ Q-Bert Skratchy Seal's Training Weels(12", Ltd, TP) Recordtech none US 2006 Sell This Version
BREAK-004 DJ Q-Bert Breaktionary Volume 4(12") Spinternal Organs BREAK-004 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BREAK-003 DJ Q-Bert Breaktionary Volume 3(12") Spinternal Organs BREAK-003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BREAK-002 DJ Q-Bert Breaktionary Volume 2(12") Spinternal Organs BREAK-002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
OMEGA 001 DJ Qbert* Needle Thrashers Omega(12") Thud Rumble OMEGA 001 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Tassho Pearce & Q-Bert* Tassho Pearce & Q-Bert* - Room Service(12", Single) Flip The Bird Entertainment none US 2007 Sell This Version

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June 2, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Q-Bert's sheer popularity is not fading...
Mot only a DJ/Turntablist/Music Producer but (along with Yogafrog & The Thud Rumble crew)
He's designed award winning DJ mixers and decks for Vestax which have become the industry standard.
He's an award winning film maker with Wave Twisters.
He's now released 2 DIY (Learn to scratch) DVD's.

Now imagine his set-up at home in San-Fransico
The records he uses are his own Skratchy Seal Breaks.
The slipmats he now uses are his own Butter Rugs.
The needles he now uses ore his very own Ortofons.
The Mixers and decks, you guessed it, his own designed Vestax
And lastly the cables to plug everything together are his Monster Rumble cables.

The beginning of 2005 we got to see Q-bert on his European tour. (Last stop Cardiff thank you very much).
I was looking forward to seeing some new material, maybe even get to see him beat-juggle for once, unfortunately, his european tour was just to promote his Vestax built QFO deck/mixer.
Selling out for his gimmicks was not what I wanted from this true scratch master.
Lets hope he's bored of his new toy after touring with it, and lets hope enough people buy them up to make him that much more money so he doesn't have to promote the QFO anymore, then we can all start expecting better things to come...


March 22, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Considered a quintessential name in the history of the turntablism culture, Q-Bert, stands not only as a reference for being DMC World Champion (he won from 1992 to 1994 championships if my memory is correct), but also for introducing new techniques in the DJ’s performance parameters, such as the complex ‘crab’ fader-manipulation.

Member of the well-known Invisbl Skratch Piklz crew (with Short Cut, Mixmaster Mike, D-Style) and Rock Steady DJ's, he was the responsible for the “Do It Yourself” DVD Parties, some Scratch Cartoon Soundtracks named “Wave Twisters”, and a game with his own name for Playstation II about scratch techniques. Later, he became the publicity icon for Vestax Company, and he participated on the well-known “Scratch” documentary.


March 7, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Even though Q modestly turned down the title, he officially became Grandmixer Q-Bert at the Turntablist Festivel in NY in 2001 after Grandmixer DST, the original father of the scratch, passed it on to him at the end of the show. Q-Bert respectfully declined, saying that he can only get better and still has a long way to go. However modest and noble Q-Bert was at that moment, and however far he still has to go in his studies of the turntablist arts, he is the greatest living DJ and turntablist the world has ever known. Even Craze can't touch him . . . Q-Bert has the skills to pay the bills. Check him out if you can.


September 1, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
DJ Q-Bert is one of my favorite dj's, and one of the illest turntablists in the world. He is credited with doing all of the scratching on the cult classic Dr. Octagon album in 1996. He's also responsible for the music video/movie/strangeness "Wave Twisters". If you have not seen this, much less heard about it, and like hiphop, I seriously recomend that you check it out. All in all, Q-Bert is the man when it comes to the turntables.

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