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Wave Twisters visual brain cartridge

September 6th, 2008

Il primo film di animazione Hip Hop!!! Consigliata la visione a tutti i DJs, MCs, B-Boys e Graffiti Writers. Le animazioni sono superbe e la trama del film è degna della migliore Science Fiction, ma con un tocco comico-demenziale tipico della casa di produzione Thud Rumble. Inizialmente uscito come album nel 1998 il progetto è stato ampliato in questo stupendo film. Il film mostra anche personaggi reali, ovvero DJ Qbert, DJ Flare, D-Styles e Yogafrog, impegnati nelle loro scratch routines. Le scene del film sono sincronizzate perfettamente con la musica. La trama e la colonna sonora sono nate da un’idea di DJ Qbert. 

Qui sotto trovate i link da dove scaricare le parti del film (ad alta qualità) oppure potete vedere il film nella finestra youtube integrata in questo post. Attenzione! Per decomprimere i file avi devi avere precedentemente scaricato tutti e 4 gli archivi.

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DJ Qbert’s Wave Twisters – (durata: 45 minuti circa)

fonte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_Twisters

Wave Twisters (2001) is a completely animated film, also known as the first turntablism-based musical. It is based on DJ Q-Bert‘s album of the same name.

A crew of heroes is determined to save the lost arts of Hip Hop. Break Dancing, Graffiti,
MCing, and DJing from total extinction. The lost arts are being
oppressed throughout inner-space by lord Ook and his evil minions the Chinheads. The dental commander Dr. Julio Azul DDS, assumed to be secretary Honey Drips, Dental Hygenist/Robot
Rubbish, and Grandpa have a series of adventures, synch’d to the music.
Armed with the ancient relic known as the Wave Twister (a small
turntable/wristwatch, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat the
enemies), they travel to the far ends of inner-space for a final
confrontation with the sinister army of oppressors. The film ends with
the team teaching the liberated the lost fundamentals of hip hop.

The film is entirely scripted to match the DJ Q-Bert recording. As such, it can seem a little disjointed at times. It was produced digitally using Adobe After Effects and a relatively small team of animators.

fonte: http://dergatron9000.blogspot.com/2007/06/dj-qbert-wave-twisters-dvd.html 

highly original, incredibly inventive film presents its story entirely
through the use of scratch music–laying out the plot through drums,
vocals, melodies and sound effects. WAVE TWISTERS follows the Dental
Commander and his loyal team. After figuring out that an ancient weapon
called the Wave Twister is the only one powerful enough to defeat their
enemy, Ook, the Commander and co. travel across innerspace for an
intense final battle.

DJ Qbert – Wave Twisters DVD Part 1

DJ Qbert – Wave Twisters DVD Part 2
DJ Qbert – Wave Twisters DVD Part 3
DJ Qbert – Wave Twisters DVD Part 4

fonte: http://everything2.com/e2node/Wave%2520Twisters 

Wave Twisters

(thing) by Dialogue (6.6 y) (print)       (I like it!) 1 C! Thu Mar 01 2001 at 16:26:48
Wave Twisters is the name of the full length album released in November 1998 by the excellent mixer, DJ Qbert. It showcases the skill and talent of this artist in an astounding 45 minutes of beauty. The album purports itself to be a soundtrack for the fictional TV show, Wave Twisters. Many of the tracks can be imagined to be themed for a TV show.

Track List- 

  1. Turntable TV
    Intro to the album. A harsh intro to the type of style Qbert will be using throughout. Mostly the words "Turntable TV" warped and twisted for a minute and a half, with a few samples thrown in. 
  2. A Word from Fresh Breath Mouthwash
    A very cute little "commercial" spot for the show. A very lightly mixed spot of a young woman singing a theme song for a mouthwash. Very cute.
    "Now here’s something to think about, something very important about your health. Brush your teeth, please do it, brush them night and day, the very best care will keep them there and they’ll never, ever move away." 
  3. Enter the Wave Twisters
    "And now, Fresh Breath Mouthwash Presents, Wave Twisters!" 
  4. Inner Space Dental Commander
    If you like linear lyrics, the rest of this album is not for you. Now Qbert gets right down into the mixing and sampling. This "theme song" for Wave Twisters is a dental themed, three minute mix fest with some horns, and about three samples. 
  5. Redworm
    Now we’re into the show itself. Outer space antics sampled from terrible 50’s sci-fi, with turntable goodness all around. 
  6. Cosmic Assassins
    Star Wars, Star Trek, Blaxploitation samples, with jazzy interludes. Beauty. 
  7. Destination – Quasar
    This is my favorite track on this album. This was the track off of this album that I heard in a small grocery store, which prompted me to pick up the album. Samples from many, many sources, with an electronicy background. Includes samples from MechWarrior 2 and StarCraft. Aww yeah….. 
  8. Paranoia
    Another excellent hard core sampling track. Almost an extension of Destination – Quasar. 
  9. Invasion of the Octopus People
    The attack of an alien race on the Tv show. Rapid sampling done at low volumes. This track is mostly a showcase for the skratching itself. Excellently done. 
  10. Electric Eye Beam Abduction
    Creepy track. The Aliens have obviously taken over. Features several different warpings of Star Wars samples. 
  11. Razorblade Alcohol Slide
    Deeply bass-ful Thumping and Skratching. More Samples
  12. Sneak Attack
    The humans mount a counter attack against the aliens. Hard skratching and samples. 
  13. Movement 1 – Quadraphonic Element Download
    These three movements all finish up the "TV show" part of the album. These three tracks show off all of QBerts skills, from mixing and sampling to hard core skratching.
  14. Movement 2 – 6 Fingered Fury
  15. Movement 3 – Inside Out Body Warp 
  16. Turntable TV (Blueprint)
    Remix of the above Turntable TV track. 
  17. Aphrodisiskratch
    Only available on some imports, this amusing track samples a 50’s short about nocturnal emissions. Much moaning and ooh’ing.

(thing) by dokool (8.9 mon) (print)       (I like it!) 1 C! Sun Nov 17 2002 at 3:08:24

Guess what? The TV Show that this album could have been a soundtrack for isn’t fictional anymore.

In 2001, Wave Twisters: The Movie took the world by storm. Led by illustrator Doug Cunningham (a/k/a Dug1, a legendary San Francisco graffiti artist) and directed by Syd Garon (who did music videos for Marilyn Manson) and Eric Henry,
Wave Twisters is the perfect compliment to one of the most interesting
concept albums to come to pass. The animation clicks seamlessly with
the soundtrack, which is exclusively comprised of DJ Qbert’s Wave Twisters LP in its’ original form. Action is synced to each scratch, each sample, and each beat in a impressive display of CGI, cel-based animation, photo collage, and live action.

As is described on the back of the DVD, the plot is a sci-fi kung fu epic. Our hero is the Inner Space Dental Commander, who goes throughout space and fixes the grills of many different species. One day, as his ship falls under attack by the Red Worm, our hero discovers a turntablewatch inside the mouth of one of his clients after getting high on nitrous oxide and hallucinating an appearance of the ever-famous Buckethead. He and his partners, Rubbish the medical robot and the lovely Honey Drips find out that this watch is actually the Wave Twister, the only weapon with enough power to destroy Lord Ook and free the residents of Arrow Town, thus restoring the Lost Arts (MCing, Break Dancing, Graffiti, and DJing. They’re told this by B-Boy Grandpa, whose missing hand actually contained the Wave Twister when it was discovered by the Innerspace Dental Commander.

When they arrive on the planet, they find that the residents of Arrow Town are under seige by the Octobots, who are piloted by members of the Invisible Skratch Piklz (including DJ Qbert himself) as well as DJ Flare. We learn that Lord Ook’s henchmen actually use the forbidden Lost Arts in order to enslave the population, who look surprisingly similar to Playmobil people.

As was mentioned before, the Wave Twisters LP is the exclusive soundtrack to the movie, with no other audio added. Every scratch and every sample gets put to good use, and the chapter titles mirror the track titles mentioned in the writeup above mine, even including the Turntable TV tracks, but not the Aphrodisiskratch import track.

Wave Twisters was tied for first in the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2001, along with Super Troopers and Ladyporn, and is a permanent part of the San Francisco Modern Art Museum‘s digital archive.

The DVD contains tons of extras, including commentary, film to animatic comparisons, a 5-angle clip of the DJs in action (taken from when they were filmed for the movie), the ever-important deleted scenes, and subtitles in plenty of languages. It’s region free as well, so you can enjoy Wave Twisters anywhere. Running time is roughly 46 minutes.

Source: http://www.wavetwisters-themovie.com, http://www.djqbert.com

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