Archive for June, 2008

16
Jun
08

DJ QBert & Roc Raida Coming to Ottobar June 19th!

Qbert! Really illy.

Baltimore will be going back to school on Thursday night. DJ Qbert is probably the only DJ in the rather esoteric world of scratch DJs to get some serious name recognition outside of the hardcore DJ scene. Qbert’s been innovating since the early 90s and pushing scratch DJing to some extreme heights. Inventing countless scratches, new types of records for scratch DJs and working with equipment makers to produce all kinds of top quality DJ gear (slip mats, needles, signature mixers, turntables) Roc Raida of the X-ecutioners has always been one of my favorite DJs for his excellent style and sense of fun when DJing. He is easily one of the world’s flashiest DJ and has more tricks behind the decks than David Copperfield.

Recent videos of QBert performing looks like this show will probably be more of his usual style…meaning LOTS AND LOTS of totally awe-inspiring scratching at mind-numbing speeds. If you’ve never seen some serious scratching before it is definitely worth checking out at the Ottobar where you can grab a seat early in the evening ABOVE the stage and get a super great, bird’s eye view of the master’s hands at work. $15 also w/DJ Remedy and some sort of preshow MC Battle as well. Get tickets here.

A few innovations follow:

The QFO!!

http://www.thudrumble.com/electronics.asp

http://www.vestax.com/v/products/players/qfo.html

The psychedelic scratch concept album turned animated musical acid trip known as….

WAVETWISTERS!

Roc Raida Routine

QBert Interview from 2007

http://thecareercookbook.com/article.php?article_id=157

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05
Jun
08

Let’s GET RIDICULOUS!!!

HEY!!!

This is the inaugural post on the GET RIDICULOUS blog. This site is the companion piece to RidiculousDJ.com which outlines all of the CRAZY Dj services we’re offering right now. I’m going to be posting news that is relevant to the world of DJing, cool upcoming shows, or show reviews, and other things happening in the Baltimore DJ scene. Please get in touch in the comments or send me an email to let me know what you think and what you’d like to see.

THIS IS WILD MOM, I’M ON THE TUBES!!

TECHNICS TURNTUBES!