Skratch Bastid

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Skratch Bastid
Birth name Paul Murphy
Born (1982-09-02) September 2, 1982 (age 34)
Origin Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Underground hip hop, turntablism
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 2001-present
Labels First Things First
Associated acts DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Buck 65, Scratch, Shad, Pip Skid
Website www.skratchbastid.com

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.[1] The URB magazine described him as "a DJ with more than mixing up his sleeves".[2] He is a global ambassador and judge for Red Bull's annual Thre3style DJ competition.


Career[edit]

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.[3] He released Taking Care of Business, a collaborative album with Pip Skid and John Smith, on his own label First Things First Records in 2005,[3] 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.[4] He was nominated for the Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year in 2016 for his project Spin Cycle with the Afiara String Quartet.

Since 2000, 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.


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Taking Care of Business (2005) with John Smith and Pip Skid
  • Spin Cycle (2015) with Afiara String Quartet

EPs[edit]

  • The Spring Up (2013) with Shad

Singles[edit]

  • "I Ain't Lazy" (2005) with John Smith and Pip Skid
  • "Limoncello" (2016) with Shad

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 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

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fawcett, Thomas (March 15, 2013). "Review: Skratch Bastid & the Gaff". The Austin Chronicle. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Ferreira, Susana (June 2005). "Skratch Bastid Steps Up". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Acharya, Neil (March 2010). "Skratch Bastid - Music School". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 

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