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DJ QBert's new album is the time capsule response and interstellar transmission to any galactic civilization, alien or far-future human
DJ QBert's new album is the time capsule response and interstellar transmission to any galactic civilization, alien or far-future human
DJ QBert's new album is the time capsule response and interstellar transmission to any galactic civilization, alien or far-future human
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DJ QBERT NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDER: EXTRATERRESTRIA / GALAXXXIAN

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EXTRATERRESTRIA is DJ QBert's much-anticipated follow up to his groundbreaking debut album and feature film, Wave Twisters. Several years in the making, Extraterrestria is a wide collection of various types of music from other planets and dimensions from around the galaxy. The compilation of sounds were collected by the Galactic Skratch Federation, which is similar to the Grammy committee here on (Gaia) Earth. Featuring DJ QBert's signature skratching, the album is accompanied by several well-known musicians to boost the sonic soundscape; from world-acclaimed cellist and trombonist Dana Leong to super producer Chad Hugo of The Neptunes  / N*E*R*D fame to the eclectic instrumental exotica sounds of Tipsy. Extraterrestria transcends what turntablism is and what skratch music sounds like in the future.

GALAXXXIAN is an imported album from Earth (Gaia) to the Galactic Skratch Federation's compilation of music. It features DJ QBert's skratching with a host of talented MC's: Kool Keith, Del The Funkyhomosapien, Bambu, Soul Khan, Mr.Lif, El-P, Madchild, DZK, Roscoe Umali, Tassho Pearce, The FMD & Z-Man.

Extraterrestria and Galaxxxian are already recorded, mixed and mastered by audio engineer extraordinaire - Matt Kelley (2Pac, Digital Underground, Souls of Mischief and many more). IT'S DONE! Now it's time to deliver it to the fans on all the best media available to us.

 The PRIMARY GOALS of this project is to:

  • PRESS THE BEST SOUNDING CDS & RECORDS
  • ASSEMBLE THE MOST CAPTIVATING AND INNOVATIVE GRAMMY-WINNING ALBUM PACKAGING
  • MARKET THE ALBUM WORLDWIDE IN EVERY AVENUE POSSIBLE AND SPREAD THE DJ CULTURE FURTHER
  • RECOUP PRODUCTION, MIXING AND MASTERING EXPENSES
  • COMPENSATE THE COLLABORATING MUSICAL AND VISUAL ARTISTS

To come up with up the most captivating and innovative album packaging, we teamed-up with Brooklyn-based Morning Breath, Inc. Morning Breath is Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto. Over the past decade the two have combined their talents to create graphics for many recording artist, apparel & products, as well as many solid ad campaigns. The duo is looking to raise the bar on the album artwork for this project. "Our goal is to match QBert's artistry from a visual point of view, and leave the fans with one of the most exciting album packages to date."

With DJ QBert's partnership with Algoriddim's DJay app and Novalia's capacitive touch technology collaboration, Thud Rumble was able to conceptualize and develop the WORLD'S FIRST INTERACTIVE ALBUM PACKAGING. With this innovation, the album's gatefold cover is transformed into an actual DJ controller. By accessing DJ QBert's album (or any MP3) through the DJay app, you're able to manipulate and effect the songs with the use of the built-in controller. This feature will be available for both vinyl and CD packaging. :D

Taking our cues from Grammy Award for Best Recording Package awardees, both aesthetic and interactive features of the album packaging we're carefully designed for a truly unique and immersive medium; rivaling that of past Grammy winners.

Watch the videos below to see the concept of this amazing technology.

We didn't want to stop with just the album packaging so we extended the ideas into the Limited Edition Boxset. This is not only for the hardcore DJ QBert collectors but also for vinyl junkies and people who appreciate great album packaging.

This package includes

  • Turntable-inspired box design (what says DJ album more than a turntable right?)
  • Extraterrestria 2CD Deluxe Set (with interactive gatefold album packaging)
  • Hardbound Vinyl Book which contains more artwork, photos and interactive and hidden surprises. This book will also house the:
  • Extraterrestria 2LP Picture Disc Vinyl
  • Complete 9 Puzzle Piece Picture Disc Vinyl (each vinyl forms to combine the art piece specially designed by Dug-1 and can only be purchased as a whole in this package)

As a DJ company run by DJs, vinyl is our heart and soul. We want to make vinyl buying fun, playful and adventurous. Besides the first puzzle piece available here as a reward, the rest of the other Puzzle Piece Picture Disc Vinyl (limited number of course) would be scattered around the world through our trusted network of distributors; from the East Coast to the West Coast to Japan to Australia to UK and the rest of Europe. Maybe even our Thud Rumble online store and the merch booth at the DJ QBert show.

This is the most extensive vinyl hunt in history. Don't worry! The puzzle pieces will be priced appropriately in the market and we're giving you a little bit of help by downloading the album app to track the closest pieces to your location. Once acquired and scanned, each piece will unlock a piece of the puzzle on your device along with audio content for that particular piece. Game on!

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    [DIGITAL SINGLE DOWNLOAD] + [DYMENTIONAL TRYPORTATION DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] + a BIG high-five from DJ QBert and Thud Rumble.

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA ADVANCED DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD] + [DEMOLITION PUMPKIN SQUEEZE MUZIK - A PRESKOOL BREAK MIX DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD] + [WAVE TWISTERS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] (DJ QBert's 1st Album)

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    [WAVE TWISTERS COLLECTOR PACK] includes DJ QBert's 1st album, WAVE TWISTERS CD (out of print), the accompanying animated feature WAVE TWISTERS DVD and the out of print / hard to find WAVE TWISTERS TAPE CASSETTE to round out the collection + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN 2CD DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [SIGNED EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [SIGNED EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN 2CD DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA BACKER-ONLY LISTENING PARTY - SAN FRANCISCO, CA] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [DJ QBERT CANVAS PRINT by JUSTIN BUA] Dimensions: 10" x 13.5" + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD] - Canvas Print and 2LP Picture Disc Vinyl will be shipped separately

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA LIMITED EDITION SHIRT] in collaboration with and designed by ILLEST Brand; Shirt Size will be set on the survey sent during the end of the campaign + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA PUZZLE PIECE SINGLE] This is the only chance you will be able get this piece to complete the whole puzzle (unless you pledge for REWARD #12 below which contains all the puzzle piece vinyl). The rest of the other 8 puzzle pieces will be spread around world through our authorized distributors for a massive vinyl hunt. Use the EXTRATERRESTIA APP to scan each puzzle piece to unlock the song on your device and will also give you clues where the other puzzle pieces are located (Tip: Turn on location services for this app). + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA: SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE] includes the COMPLETE 9 PUZZLE PIECE PICTURE DISC VINYL packaged in a SPECIAL EDITION BOOK BINDING. This is the only chance you will be able get all the pieces without travelling the entire world and hunting for each piece. [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN 2CD DELUXE PACKAGE]+ [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [SIGNED DIRTSTYLE VINYL COLLECTION] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [TRX PROFESSIONAL DJ MIXER - DJ QBERT LIMITED EDITION] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [EXTRATERRESTRIA: GRAMMY AWARD FOR BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP VINYL TEST PRESSINGS] includes the COMPLETE 9 PUZZLE PIECE PICTURE DISC VINYL packaged in a SPECIAL EDITION BOOK BINDING. This is the only chance you will be able get all the pieces without travelling the entire world and hunting for each piece. [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN 2CD DELUXE PACKAGE]+ [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [SKRATCH FEATURE FROM DJ QBERT] DJ QBert will skratch on your track. Here's your chance to have a LEGENDARY DJ put some skratch flavor on your track. + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VESTAX PMC-06 DJ MIXER] Super Rare PMC-06 with Damon Soule Breaktionary Faceplate; Signed by DJ QBert and Yogafrog. As-is and without power adapter. + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD] + Breaktionary Vinyl Collection

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    [SIGNED VESTAX PMC-06 DJ MIXER ISP] Super Rare PMC-06 with RED Invisibl Skratch Piklz Faceplate; Signed by DJ QBert, Mixmaster Mike, Yogafrog, Shortkut and D-Styles. As-is and without power adapter. + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VESTAX QFO TURNTABLE] As seen on the Turntable TV Asia/Australia DVD, this is the Super Hard-To-Find Vestax QFO Turntable; the actual QFO used by DJ QBert on the Asia/Australia tour. Signed by DJ QBert and Yogafrog. + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [PRIVATE ALBUM LISTENING PARTY WITH DJ QBERT ***FOR US/CANADA BACKERS ONLY***] DJ QBert will perform his new songs at your venue or your house party and kick it as you listen to the new album. This pledge would cover DJ QBert's talent fee, flights and accommodation to your city. The private album listening party will be scheduled based on DJ QBert's tour schedule.+ [EXTRATERRESTRIA: SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP PICTURE DISC VINYL DELUXE PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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    [ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT] As the highest project backers, you will be a part of history and have the distinct honor of being one of the ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS for DJ QBert's new album - EXTRATERRESTRIA + [PRIVATE ALBUM LISTENING PARTY WITH DJ QBERT] or [SUPER VIP ACESS TO THE BACKER-ONLY LISTENING PARTY] + Skype session with DJ QBert. You will also receive ALL LIMITED EDITION ALBUM ITEMS in this project which includes [EXTRATERRESTRIA: GRAMMY AWARD FOR BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA GOLD PLAQUE] + [TRX PROFESSIONAL DJ MIXER - DJ QBERT LIMITED EDITION] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA 2LP VINYL TEST PRESSINGS] + [EXTRATERRESTRIA + GALAXXXIAN ADVANCED DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD]

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