Music Lab: Scratch Techniques with DJ Qbert and Friends

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Practice the art of scratch DJing with some of the best mix masters in the Bay Area. As part of our Behind the Art of Being a DJ series, you’ll move between four beat making stations manned by DJ Qbert and friends. Using iPhone and iPad, you’ll begin to define your scratch style. Bring your devices or we’ll provide one. Sign up for the other sessions in this series.

DJ Qbert

Scratch DJ

DJ Qbert, born Richard Quitevis, comes from the mid-1990s turntable and vinyl-scratching era. Now he designs innovative products for beat makers and is a leading figure in DJ culture.

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Thud Rumble

Media Management Company

Thud Rumble was founded in 1996 by Yogafrog, also known as Ritche Desuasido, and DJ Qbert to preserve the art and culture of scratching.

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The Fresh Crew


Kenneth “Kendo” Dolar grew up with some of the most innovative DJs in the world. Now he’s producing music with Joel “J.E.” Eshabarr under the name The Fresh Crew.

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More about Labs

Labs dive deeper into a creative approach by getting you started on a project that you can take further. Labs build on your existing skills. If you’re a beginner, check out Skills sessions.