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Invisibl Skratch Piklz

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The Invisibl Skratch Piklz were a group of American/Latin/Filipino turntablists.

The members of the group were originally hip-hop DJs, who were among the pioneers of the turntablism movement in the 1990s; turntablists create musical pieces by mixing samples from records, by using multiple turntables as instruments. The group started in 1989 as the “Shadow of the Prophet”, although Disk and Qbert had already discussed starting a group together, which would gestate into the Invisibl Skratch Piklz.

The group began with DJ Q-bert, Mix Master Mike, and DJ Apollo (who left the group in 1993). The group later added DJ Disk, Dj Shortkut, DJ Flare, Yogafrog, D-Styles, and A-Trak to their lineup. They released numerous mix projects & albums and were featured in documentaries such as Battle Sounds and Scratch. The Invisibl Skratch Piklz performed their last show on July 1, 2000 at the Skratchcon 2000 conference in San Francisco, California.

Individually and as a group, the Piklz’s reputation in the hip-hop underground is undisputed, with journalists regularly describing how they were asked by the world’s most prestigious international DJ association (DMC) to stop competing since they were discouraging other DJs from even bothering to enter. But the leaps the group have made since they retired from competition, have proved most impressive; dragging turntable tricknology into new and wholly autonomous territories of musicianship being developed by a new generation of bedroom virtuosi, with turntable groups such as the X-Men, the Beat Junkies, and the Skratch Piklz at the forefront.

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  • Atmosfour

    THE DREAM TEAM!

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Dj-BlackJack

    Shiggar Fraggggggggggaaaaaaaaaaar! BUH!

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • scootch303

    Totally tip top turntable trickery yeh.

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • galactus15

    Im a mean motherfucker in a rage. Because you mess with me, then you mess with my 12 gauge !

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • spincat

    I heard they're from Planet Zektar! ISP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!779!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • NervozniMesar

    definitely the greatest... :D

    8 Aug 2009 Reply
  • jlindgram

    Who is actually MCing and crackin jokes on Vol. 1?

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Bettyblazed

    Hell yeah, BAY AREA! RESPECT! Love to them. Grew up listening to these guys, haha sneaking out going to cyberfest to hear Q. Damn that was over a decade ago.. :P The first time I went to an all night party in the industrial underbelly of oakland I seen Mike cut the decks, it was amazing. We are blessed when they play for their hometown crowds. PS.. I love hearing them scratch the Jungle!!!!!!!!!

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • CRASHiC

    The begining, Rock It The perfection, Steinski The top liners, Invisibl Skratch Piklz The result, Kid Koala

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Chingy314

    invisibl skratch piklz vs x-men is amazing!

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
  • rekluz

    pioneers

    17 Jun 2008 Reply
  • TehJinx

    That sucks indeed... Damn You Skratchy!

    12 Dec 2006 Reply
  • JulesTM

    why no shouts?

    24 Nov 2006 Reply

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