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Skratch Bastid

DJ, Producer

Skratch Bastid has become one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers, but don’t think it happened overnight. From his humble beginnings a decade ago as a teenager in Halifax- pumping out mixtapes from his bedroom and earning a loyal following already back then- he slowly spread his skills first at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam and now around Canada and the world as a widely recognized go-to guy for party-rocking. Touring city-to-city with a relentless drive, he’s wowed crowds from coast to coast in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and all over Europe as he averages close to 200 shows a year.

As a producer, he takes that experience from the stage and lays it down on hard-hitting original music with a wide range of sounds. The formula earned him a Juno Nomination as Producer of the Year for his work on Buck 65’s Situation album. His recent production work can be heard on the forthcoming Shad album "Flying Colours" (October 15).

Skratch Bastid is a judge for 2013 Red Bull Thre3style at the regional, national, and world’s level.
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Bringing Hip-Hop Back to Canada (Except It Never Really Left)

Something big is coming this way. No, it's not another jackhammer building a condo on Queen's Quay, it's the 2013 Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championships. The greatest DJs on the planet are already arriving in Toronto to prove their worth, but Canada is no stranger to the DJ scene. Hip-hop has a warm home up north.
09/27/2013 12:51 EDT