Hipnotik - QBert
For a one-day festival, the people behind Hipnotik sure like to pack a lot in. For the seventh year running the CCCB will be taken over by lovers of hip hop, graffiti, DJs, b-boys, b-girls and MCs. This year all acts are performing under the message ‘hip hop sin fronteras’—promoting the fact that hip hop can be a common language between many different walks of life.
The festival starts at noon and manages to include MC battles, b-girl and crew battles, breakdance competitions and a whole host of concerts; the highlight of which is surely a turn by DJ QBert (pictured). Famed for his ‘hamster style’ scratching, QBert has been lording it over the decks since starting the group FM20 with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo back in 1990. Since then he’s scratched under the guise of Dr. Octagon for Kool Keith and won the ‘DMC USA Champion’ title many times over. Catch also homegrown acts SFDK, Morodo and Skratch Comando.
Want to improve your own skills? Sign up to the musical production or hip hop writing courses which Hipnotik are running throughout the month. See the website for more details.