Invisibl Skratch Piklz Corporate Profile
Contact: Tiffany Deang
Invisibl Skratch Piklz (ISP), the pioneers in the world of turntablism, have conquered fans on every continent. This dynamic DJ team consists of five individuals: the innovative D-Styles, unique Yogafrog, legendary MixMaster Mike, explosive Shortkut,and the mighty QBert. This group of world-renowned inventors created exclusive styles and systems of skratching that place them in the forefront of their industry.
These five members showcased their talents beginning in the late 80's, representing various DJ groups based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They came together in February 1997 , and introduced to the world Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Inc. The corporation's recent history has been one of growth through international performances and the implementation of strategic marketing plans.
1999 proved to be an extremely busy year for the company. Creating awareness of this new musical style was one of the main objectives of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. D-Styles, QBert and Shortkut demonstrated the instrumentation of skratch music by lecturing at the Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin. The Academy offered two 14-day seminars, in which 25 participants out of 800 applicants were given an opportunity to actively participate and experience the various facets of the vital DJ culture. Yogafrog, D-Styles, QBert, and Shortkut also conducted skratch music tutorials at various middle schools, high-schools and universities throughout the United States.
MixMaster Mike completed a world solo tour, in which he showcased tracks from his album Anti-Theft Device (Asphodel Records). QBert also traveled the world, presenting songs from his first full-length skratch album Wave Twisters (Galactic Butt Hair Records), as well as premiering "Sneak Attack", the first completed animated video from the Wave Twisters feature film. The entire movie will debut July 1, 2000, at Skratchcon 2000, the first event created by the newly founded Global Skratch Foundation. This exhibition will be the world's first technological forum and interactive presentation on the musical understanding of the DJ arts of skratching and beat juggling. For more information on the Foundation and Skratchcon 2000, please visit http://www.skratch.org.
The Invisibl Skratch Piklz proceed to perform throughout the world, including places such as Japan, Australia, France, London, Switzerland, and Sweden. They received numerous awards for their phenomenal skills and were honored by meritable organizations. The Disco Mixing Club (DMC) inducted MixMaster Mike and QBert to the DJ Hall of Fame (1998) for their outstanding contributions to the competition and more importantly, the industry itself. In June 1999, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz were honored by A. Magazine as a member of its "A-100" - the 100 most influential Asian Americans of the past decade. Other distinguished recipients on A. Magazine's celebrated list include Yahoo!'s Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang, sports legend Tiger Woods, broadcast journalist Connie Chung, fashion designer Vera Wang, and the author of The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan.
The Invisibl Skratch Piklz continue to amaze audiences around the world. They are the leaders in the turntablist industry, combining the skills of the best to create skratch compositions that cannot be imitated.
For more information or bookings contact ISP at (650) 878-9944 or visit ISP on the Internet at http://www.skratchpiklz.com. (Updated November 1999)
QBert: A Legend In His Own Time May 24, 1999 (Press Release)
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