Having rocked the bar, Skratch Bastid is now ready to raise it.
The Bastid has become one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers. But it didn't happen overnight. After pumping out mixtapes and earning a loyal following in his hometown of Halifax, Skratch began making an international name for himself through DJ competitions like the DMC, ITF and Cincinnati's Scribble Jam, which he won three times. From there, the redhead went viral. Seriously, Youtube that shit.
This Bastid works hard. Only someone who does could maintain residencies in multiple Canadian cities. Only someone who does could have toured the United States and Europe before his 23rd birthday. And only someone who really works their ass off could play 200 shows a year and share the stage with heavyweights like Nas, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ludacris, Mix Master Mike, Ice-T, DJ Premier, Modeselektor, The Tragically Hip, Russell Peters and many more. Like Samantha Fox, for some reason.
But while hard work might get you there, it takes something special to make a lasting impression. Bastid does this, night after night, by using his razor sharp technical skills to give life to a limitless collection of hip-hop, funk, disco and rock that’s guaranteed to move hips. It's the type of something special that wins awards, warms panties and drains beers.
Skratch Bastid brings all of this into the studio. In 2007, he teamed up with longtime friend/foe Buck 65 and released the critically acclaimed album Situation on Warner music. The collaboration was inspired. Buck was rapping again. And Bastid? He made an album of beats so good that he was nominated for a 2008 Juno Award for Producer of the Year. He was the first Canadian DJ ever to do so.
Now based in Montreal, he keeps busy with touring, playing special events, producing, recording, remixing songs and providing music for TV & Film. Whatever the situation, whatever the format, Skratch Bastid gives “110%”