Wave Twisters

Wave Twisters is a 2001 American animated film directed by Eric Henry and Syd Garon and based on DJ Qbert‘s album of the same name. It is known as the first turntablism-based musical. It is a mix of live-action, computer graphics, and cel animation.


A crew of heroes is determined to save the lost arts of Hip Hop: emceeing, deejaying, graffiti writing, and b-boying from total extinction. The lost arts are being oppressed throughout inner-space by lord Ook and his evil minions the Chinheads. DJ and dentist The Dental Commander, graffiti artist Honey Drips, robotic MC Rubbish, and breakdancer Grandpa have a series of adventures, synchronized 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.

 DJ Qbert 

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