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🎼Skratch Bastid🎶  #DJ #Producer #BastidsBBQ #SkratchSchool Bookings: furman@feldman-agency.com (🇨🇦) | pgilman@paradigmagency.com (🇺🇸) | mark@rockpapermanagement.com

Needle Dropping — one record, no mixer or cue points needed, just the right record, the right hands, and an ear for improvising loops (and some luck). The original is only 2 open bars of drums and 2 bars of “heys” and a drum fill before the guitars come in. I first heard Diamond D cut this up and found doubles and realized you only needed one to make beats. Recorded at @mikethegaff’s #HouseOfWax #NeedleDropping #Styx #SoundsLikeStinkRiddim

@shadkmusic 🤦🏼‍♂️🐐— I will never stop being a MUSIC FAN FIRST AND FOREMOST and when I play a verse like this back 10 times in a row I just gotta tell somebody about it. Play this verse over De La Soul “Stakes Is High” recorded at @strombo’s house, play them again, break down what he’s saying, and your life will be better for it. There are 2 more verses (if you’ve got the attention span) via the link in my bio today. And check that new Shad album when he drops it next week (it’s INCREDIBLE), and watch @hiphopevolution when it drops tonight — had the pleasure of making some music for the docu-series while this guy and the team at @bangerfilms tell the story oh-so-excellently. But what are you doing reading this? Listen to those bars again. Damn!!!

Good company. My Belgian friend @tom_de_geeter has a fun animation short series and drew me in for it. We talked about some musical influences and some of our favourite artists — check his page for the series and more. Much love Tom!

New video. I bet you don’t see this one coming. WTF tho.
It’s been a minute, sorry to keep you hanging on. Post-#BastidsBBQ season wind down and now I’m in my zone zone zone zone. Many more vids and much more music to share...
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#uproarchallenge @liltunechi @therealswizzz #SkratchBastid #Skratch #DJing

The perfect way to start your day (via @djyanase)

STORYTIME + #TBT 4 x 45s live with @mikethegaff. This Saturday, I’m playing Saskatoon (Capitol Music Club) with my brother right here — one of the deepest cats I know. Let me give you some background. We linked up in the mid-2000s, hailing from opposite coasts of this gigantic country we call Canada (Victoria <-> Halifax), and quickly realized we had very similar interests when it came to DJing. But coming from different places, we had some different perspectives and a different path that we had each taken. One thing we had in common though was the drive to DIG. He had records I didn’t, I had records he didn’t; we would put each other up on new things as well as complete missing parts of each other’s collections. We would trade records and files every time we would link and it would always be some NEXT SHIT. One day I was at his crib in Saskatoon, and he started playing me a few ideas he had featuring all-female songs & breaks. We messed around with some of those ideas and elaborated on them, and then made some more on the spot. Thinking we were onto something, we started recording, and then decided to take the project back to our home studios and work further on the concept.
Over the next two years, back-and-forth calls & e-mails brimming with over-analysis + digging in the field for all the female-driven records we could find resulted in an 80-minute mix called “Soul Sisters Stand Up”. To this day, I think it’s one of the best mixes I’ve worked on; we stayed suuuuper true to the concept (the only male voice you hear on there is Method Man on the Charmels Wu-Tang sample — and ALL the records and breakbeats used come from records featuring women) and the results were enhanced by it, as all strong concepts should be! This video (from the week we released the mix in 2012) is a live rendition of a section of the mix featuring Freda Payne, as sampled by J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. on “Strong Island”, one of those dope old school records that was constructed completely out of samples from ONE SINGLE record. We used 4 copies here: “Unhooked Generation b/w The Easiest Way To Fall”. Links to the full routine and mix via my IG stories today! Enjoy!!

East coast Thanksgivin’ with this turkey

My wife of 3 years, today. Incredible partner, mother, music-sharer, friend, and so much more. I’m a Lucky Bastid. 😍

It’s #45Friday and I’m in Chicago playing a party called “These Are The Breaks” with @boijeanius so we went record shopping at @606records and got on their house system with two copies of Kurtis Blow and did some doubles doubles. Come catch us playing many many many more breaks and the music that sampled them tonight at @untitledchicago 10-2. Until then, catch us scratching in cars driving around Pilsen, or via my insta stories. #Chicago #ChicagoIsGreat #ILoveChicago
📹: @maddjazz33

Nobody Beats The Biz. The 4th annual Vancouver #BastidsBBQ was the perfect way to end off our 2018 Canadian BBQ season. Just watch!
Vibes were high as the sun defeated a previous week of clouds & rain to shine on us for an afternoon. @aaai0927 & @rhek started our day off with great vinyl selections, followed by a heavy King Of The Grill bboy/bgirl session (I love playing Breaks for those!). Sets from @djnickbike, @skiitour, and @thewhooligan as the sun set couldn’t have been a better fit, and the dance floor responded accordingly. The insane technical abilities of @djmanwell were balanced by his innate sense of party-rocking, prompting @officialbizmarkie to join him on stage right before the hip-hop legend took over the decks. Biz treated the crowd to classic beats, samples, singing (as only Biz can), remixes of impossible acapellas, and hilarious blends. I got on stage to follow him up, and he didn’t want to leave, so we got into a battle. You can’t plan this stuff, it just happens. I ended the day playing a set of BBQ classics from the stops this year, routines, and some Vancouver exclusives you’ll probably never hear again. We ended the night off inside Tabu at the afterparty as Nick, Julio, and Manny took us out oh so nicely.

Can you tell I’m excited about this? Thank you to EVERYONE who came out and made this day what it was. Shout out to @dlchicken @def3 @djallgood.turntemple @hiphopvancouver @missericadee for their contributions to the day and to our sponsors @redbullcanada @pabstcanada @ranedj & @nudevodkasoda for making the whole process possible.
Video by @chaneneveling — who killed it this year! Thank you 🙏🏼 See you next year, y’all...
Music: Gwen McCrae “Funky Sensation” (@jorunbombay remix) & @mrcarmack x @tennysonmusic “Tuesday” (@djnickbike remix)

Heading to Chicago RIGHT NOW so here’s a (NSFW haha) #TBT from friggin’ 2004 at Scribble Jam juggling doubles of a pre-sunken-place Yeezy 12”. Had to re-phrase the words to the chorus for battle purposes. Excited to be back in the Midwest for a couple days, then it’s off to Reno Saturday (Edge) and Seattle Sunday (#DayShiftSEA). See y’all out there!

As we prepare for Vancouver Sunday (!!!) let’s look back at the last stop in the #BastidsBBQ Winnipeg 2018 video recap! Thank you once again to everyone that came out and the performers you see rocking it in this video: @shadkmusic @mikethegaff @superdutytoughwork @anthonyoks @bbs.steve @tim_co_op @k.chedda @djzackdaniels @maverik_one. Vid by @chaneneveling the fantastic. Follow along Sunday’s stories for all the Vancouver action and see you there if you’re out this way! Music: @shadkmusic “Get It Got It Good (The Fool Pt 1)” & @anthonyoks “Cadillac” f/ @cadenceweapon

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