Ritche "Yogafrog" Desuasido and Richard "DJ QBert" Quitevis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area at a time when Disc Jockey's were turning into an explosive movement through the rise of Hip-Hop throughout the country.
They were mobile DJs who focused on a particular skill-set of the craft called Skratching. This focus led DJ QBert to win multiple World Championship titles in his youth and soon after they would form a group called The Invisibl Skratch Piklz that helped propel a global movement of turntablists.
They formed their company Thud Rumble LTD. in 1997, becoming the World Ambassadors for this revolutionary new sound. Their efforts led them to create new technologies for the leading companies in Japan like Pioneer, Casio, Vestax, and Technics, to designing for the biggest European DJ companies like Ortofon and Native Instruments.
Back in the USA they have credited in creating the billion dollar industry DJ culture is today from their inventions of DJ controller hardware as well as software for companies like DJay and Serato.
Till now their inventions and technological innovations are the blueprints for all DJ companies worldwide. From their records, live shows, movies, music, and collaborations with the biggest names like The Roots, Run The Jewels, Dr. Octagon, and much more.
In 2016 they were awarded "The Tommy" by the Edison Foundation a first award given for the groundbreaking work in transforming Thomas Edison's invention into a musical instrument and industry.
They have been featured in films and documentaries, featured in video games, about their influence and today the Intel Corporation partners with Thud Rumble as their leading innovator in the future of AI in Music.
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