Mr. Dibbs

Mr. Dibbs

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A native of Cincinnati, Mr Dibbs revolutionised the concept of cross genre in turntableism with his series of Turntable Hardcore releases. Other releases such as Turntable Scientifics made a lasting mark in the world of mix tapes.

Biography

Mr. Dibbs, is a DJ and hip hop producer. The founder of the turntablist collective 1200 Hobos, he has also appeared on numerous underground hip hop records as producer or DJ as well as releasing a number of solo works.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dibbs was introduced to DJing around 1985, when he saw Grandmaster Flash performing on the syndicated light news/entertainment show PM Magazine, but "didn't really understand what he did." After watching an MTV broadcast of Grand Mixer DXT performing with Herbie Hancock on the latter's 1980 single "Rockit", he learned the hand motions and began to learn scratching himself. He estimates that he spent six months "getting the hang of" scratching, subsequently spending two years "cutting and scratching to whatever was on TV" to practice.

Dibbs formed his own turntablist crew, the 1200 Hobos, in the early 1990s. The crew's rotating line-up has included Buck 65, Adeem, Sixtoo, Doseone, Jel, DJ Abilities, Adverse, and DJ Signify among others, and at its largest numbered 23 members. They have released two mixtapes.

In addition to the 1200 Hobos, Mr. Dibbs has also been on-off touring DJ for Minneapolis hip hop group Atmosphere and, with anticon.'s Doseone and Jel, a member of the group Presage, who released one album, Outer Perimeter, in 1998.

Mr. Dibbs' "Turntable Hardcore" series of releases was notable for its genre-straddling approach, blending a wide variety of styles along with more usual hip hop turnablism.

In 1996, Dibbs teamed up with graffiti magazine Scribble to put on the first Scribble Jam event as a promotion for the magazine's launch. The event has since become America's largest hip hop festival, with separate competitions for rapping, DJing, graffiti, b-boying and beatboxing; its past participants and guests have included such names as Eminem, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Juice, Prince Paul, Hi-Tek, Rhymefest, Sage Francis, El-P, Cage, Doseone, Atmosphere, Buck 65 and Mr. Dibbs himself.

Mr. Dibbs is the founder and owner of his own label, Self Core Records.

Mr. Dibbs is currently serving as the tour DJ for rapper El-P.

Discography

BASIC DISCOGRAPHY

1-TAPES, SKILLS, TECHNIQUES (1200 HOBOS)

2-BOMB BEATS (SPLIT BATTLE LP WITH STS)

3-UNEARTHED VOL.1

4-EVOLUTION (1200 HOBOS)

5-TURNTABLE SCIENTIFICS

6-UNEARTHED VOL.2

7-231 WAYS TO FRY AN EGG (EP-ONLY 500 RELEASED)

8-UNEARTHED VOL.3

9-FACE OFF (SPLIT BATTLE LP WITH DJ FINGAZ)

10-TABLE NOISE VOL.1 (SPLIT BATTLE LP WITH FIVE DEEZ)

11-PRESAGE "OUTER PERIMETER" (DIBBS & JEL)

12-LIVE IN MEMPHIS

13-PRIMATIVE TRACKS

14-RANDOM VOL 1. (LIMITED TO 1500-2000 COPIES)

15-UGLY AND PROUD (#1 IN A LIMITED 7 INCH SERIES)

16-ABDUCTION OF THE TIMES VERSION 6.66 (MEGAMIX OF T.O.T.T.VOL3)

17-ABDUCTION OF THE TIMES VERSION 6.66 (BATTLE LP)

18- RANDOM VOL 2. (LIMITED TO 1500-2000 COPIES)

19- UGLY AND PROUD (#2 IN A LIMITED 7 INCH SERIES)

20- OUTREACH 5 SINGLE (FROM THE 30TH SONG)

21- THE SANDBOX (LIMITED EDITION FROM SANDBOXAUTOMATIC.COM)

22- EAT MEAT MIX (250 LIMITED EDITION CD WITH JAKE KEELER)

23- TURNTABLE HARDCORE VOL.1

24- THE 30TH SONG

25- RANDOME VOL.3 / SAD CLOWN BAD DUB 7 (37)

26- TURNTABLE HARDCORE 2. PAIN MERCHANT

27- MINI MASH UPS

28- SUCKER PUNCH BREAKS 1

29- MR DIBBS VENDETTA PRANK CALLS

30- MINI-MASH UPS FULL LENGTH

31- SUCKER PUNCH BREAKS VOL. 2

32- LAND O' BREAKS W/ WILLIE MAGGOT

33- R.S.E. 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MIX C.D. W/ DJ NIKOLESS