And then it hits you. Yeah, summer's over, but at least we were able to say goodbye in the tradition known as #FFUN. Superhero DJ Skratch Bastid surprised us with a special set on the Tokyo rooftop last Saturday, and damn was that clutch after a series unforeseen, unfortunate, and unrelated events prevented some of our good homies from reaching the decks on the sun scorched afternoon. As the air cooled down, Skratch heated the party up. So we give you this recording of his live set to keep your memories hot while the chill sets in and the last of your BBQ coals turn to dust.
LOOKOUT Mix #12 - Skratch Bastid - Live at FFUN BBQ
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Tracklist:Read More ↓ Check out some photos of the BBQ from SNAP! Magazine.
Check out some photos of the BBQ from SNAP! Magazine.
RED BULL 3STYLE MONTREAL
FRIDAY, FEB 19 @ THÉÂTRE TELUS (1280 Rue St-Denis)
A SEARCH FOR CANADA'S MOST VERSTILE DJ
a 10-City Hunt + a chance to compete on the world stage.
TICKETS 10$ - Last year this event was insane, so get tickets as soon as theyre available!
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A-ROCK (Peer Pressure)
TRUSPIN (Tokyo Thursdays, Le Spank)
RILLY GUILTY (Salon Officiel, Le Spank)
PAT BOOGIE (Suco, Santos)
MARY HELL (Beat Me Up)
CHERRY COLA (Fuk U Later, Jupiter Room)
Time to get the party started and ignite clubgoers across Canada fifteen minutes at a time. Red Bull Thre3style is preparing for rotation around the country, one city at a time giving each DJ their fifteen minutes of fame. Hitting 10 cities across Canada, Red Bull Thre3Style will feature eight of the best local DJs throwing down their best party sets followed by a special performance from Canadian DJ legend Skratch Bastid.
While the art of the DJ continues to evolve it remains true to one objective: rock the party. Hosted by Canadian musician Curtis Santiago, Red Bull Thre3Style will gather the top DJs at each of the 10 stops with hopes of becoming the best party rocker in Canada. The challenge: deliver 15 minutes of sonic infamy that incorporates a minimum of three genres of music. The constant: the crowd. With over 10,000 people who laid down some fancy footwork with the 80 DJs performing in 2009 the ultimate live party competition for 2010 are high!
Evolution of Red Bull Thre3style
In 2010 Red Bull Thre3Style is a competition to crown the world's most versatile Party-Rock DJ . The industry’s top talent – music writers, musicians, promoters, bloggers and headlining DJ’s - will judge the DJs and evaluate each performer based on creativity, track selection, skills, stage presence, and audience response. The winner of each stop will move on to the National Final set to take place in Toronto on Saturday, March 13, 2010 as part of Canadian Music Week. The winner of the Canadian National Final will earn a trip to play at the World Final in Paris, France in December 2010 and compete against winners from 13 countries and be crowned the first Global Red Bull Thre3Style Champion.
• JAN 28 – Vancouver BC - Commodore
• FEB 4 – Calgary AB – Flames Central
• FEB 6 – Edmonton AB – Oil City
• FEB 12 – Toronto ON – Mod Club
• FEB 18 – Quebec City QC – Dagobert
• FEB 19 – Montreal QC – Telus Theatre
• FEB 20 – Moncton NB – Oxygen
• FEB 25 – Winnipeg MB– Tijuana Yacht Club
• MAR 4 – Kingston ON – Stages
• MAR 5 – London ON – Up on Carling
• MAR 13 – TORONTO – SOUND ACADEMY
* Winner of the Canadian final will compete in the Red Bull 3 Style World Finals in Paris, France.
One of our own got the chance to pick the brain of the up and coming Toronto DJ, Skratch Bastid who recently released his 110% mix this summer. You may recognize his rework of Kanye West's "Workout Plan" or his own take on James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)", or maybe you've seen him on tour. The Bastid has been busy playing shows all across Canada and stopped through Blue Dog on September 27. Check out the interview below...
Lookout: Playing about 200 shows a year, what are the pros and cons of not having a home?
Skratch Bastid: The 'Pros' are many. First of all, TRAVEL! I am extremely lucky to have seen just about all of Canada, 30-something US states, many European countries, Bermuda and more. And to travel to those places and have people come out, listen to you and be entertained, it's a true gift. More specifically, seeing my music spread all over the place brings me a lot of satisfaction. Probably why you can catch me jumping around on stage and what not.
Also, meeting people and artists from different parts of the world inspires me to keep my music fresh by approaching it from many different angles. The 'Cons' are mostly what everyone takes for granted - weekly routines like being able to water plants regularly, missing shows & parties because you have another show, not being able to sleep in your bed every night, you know. All of that is pretty much outweighed by the pros, though.
Lookout: Last year, Kanye blogged your “Workout Plan” blend, this year, Common blogged your James Brown video. Who would you next like to hear some love from next?
Skratch Bastid: Bring it on! I'm thankful for it all, but yes, those two were nice. In the content-intensive blog world, I'm not really aiming for anyone in particular... just putting it out there and hoping that like-minded people pick up on it. It's older, but I'd still like to see what Justin Timberlake thinks of my mullet-sporting "Like I Love You" routine. It would be nice to hear what the artists that I use in my routines would think of my routines.
Lookout: At the beginning of August, you finished up your 110% CD release tour. How did that go?
Skratch Bastid: Incredible. I'm getting pretty good at this touring thing, ya know? Summertime is the best time to see Canada, and I embraced it with open arms. Saw some new small towns (Whitehorse, Cranbrook) and tackled some bigger ones again (Vancouver, my new home of Toronto). Did a lot of cliff jumping on the side. Ate some great food. Got the mix into a lot of people's hands!
Lookout: You’ve played shows all over Canada. What’s your favourite Canadian city to play in?
Skratch Bastid: Two nights ago in Toronto, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, 9th Wonder and Jeru the Damaja were all on stage bugging out to an after-party set that I did at Toronto's MANIFESTO festival. The crowd was going nuts. Toronto has such a great depth of musical knowledge, and as a DJ, that's so much to draw from. But the love/comfort didn't come overnight. I've been playing in T.O. for 4 years and some of the rough edge has worn away. I'm really loving playing here now. So yeah, I'd have to say Toronto! But I can't forget the hometown crowd of Halifax. Always a great time playing for friends and family. Yes, it's basically that small.
Lookout: What’s next for the Bastid?
Skratch Bastid: I'm working on a series of events called "Skratch Bastid Presents..." which will be nights that feature great, interesting or unusual collaborations between artists of a variety of genres. The nights will be spontaneous: different artists combining their strengths with others and creating of-the-moment experiences, freestyles and, i'm hoping, legendary music. Up first is "Scratch, Skratch, Scratch", a collaboration between myself, DJ Starting From Scratch and Scratch the beatboxer from The Roots. November 14th @ Revival. I think it's going to be amazing. I'll keep you posted!
Do yourself a favor and check out Skratch Bastid's take on Wale's "Chillin ft. Lady Gaga"
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