|Birth name||Paul Murphy|
|Born||September 2, 1982|
|Origin||Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Hip hop, turntablism|
|Labels||First Things First|
|Associated acts||DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Buck 65, Scratch, Shad, Pip Skid|
Paul Murphy (born September 2, 1982), known primarily by his stage name Skratch Bastid, is a Canadian DJ and Juno nominated record producer. He is a three-time Scribble Jam DJ Battle winner. URB has described him as "a DJ with more than mixing up his sleeves". He is a global ambassador and judge for Red Bull's annual Thre3style DJ competition.
Skratch Bastid's rise to prominence began with his 2003 Scribble Jam win, and his world class status was solidified with subsequent victories in 2004 and 2007. He released a collaborative album with John Smith and Pip Skid, titled Taking Care of Business, on his own label First Things First Records in 2005, and was the first-ever Canadian DJ to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 2008, for his work on Buck 65's album Situation. He was nominated for the Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year in 2016 for his collaborative project with Afiara String Quartet, titled Spin Cycle.
Since 2010, he has hosted daytime block-party style events in various cities called Bastid's BBQ. Past headliners include DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Z-Trip, k-os and Grandtheft.
- Taking Care of Business (2005) (with John Smith and Pip Skid)
- Spin Cycle (2015) (with Afiara String Quartet)
- The Spring Up (2013) (with Shad)
- Blazin' (2003)
- Better Ask Somebody (2004)
- Get Up! (2007)
- Satisfaction Guaranteed (2008)
- 110% (2009)
- The Entertainer (2011)
- Soul Sisters, Stand Up! (2012) (with The Gaff)
- Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2012 (2013) (with Cosmo Baker)
- Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2013 (2014) (with Cosmo Baker)
- Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2014 (2015) (with Cosmo Baker)
- Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2015 (2016) (with Cosmo Baker)
- Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2016 (2017) (with Cosmo Baker)
- Buck 65 - Situation (2007)
- Shad - "Yall Know Me", "Fam Jam", "He Say She Say", "Dreams", and "Stylin" from Flying Colours (2013)
- Fawcett, Thomas (March 15, 2013). "Review: Skratch Bastid & the Gaff". The Austin Chronicle.
- MacArthur, Cayley (April 24, 2012). "Download: Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG vs Dazz Band – Let It Stay Fly (Skratch Bastid Blend) (MP3)". URB.
- Lam, Erica (December 13, 2011). "Red Bull Thre3Style Behind-the-Scenes". The Style Spy. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- Ferreira, Susana (June 2005). "Skratch Bastid Steps Up". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- Acharya, Neil (March 2010). "Skratch Bastid - Music School". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- Murphy, Sarah (February 2, 2016). "The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber Lead 2016 Juno Nominees". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- Li, Christina (May 25, 2017). "Hey, DJs: Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker". SF Weekly. Retrieved July 17, 2017.