Skratch Bastid

Skratch Bastid

credit: Chané Neveling

Paul Murphy, better known by his stage name Skratch Bastid, is a world renowned DJ and producer. He is a three-time winner of the coveted Scribble Jam DJ Battle and is currently a global ambassador and judge for Red Bull's Thre3style DJ competition. Known for his comfort and versatility in different styles - hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance - Skratch Bastid has showcased his skills in over 30 countries. Every summer he celebrates his culture in various cities across Canada through an event series called Bastid's BBQ. In 2008 he became the first ever Canadian DJ to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year - showing that he's just as comfortable in the studio as he is on stage. In 2016 he received another Juno nomination, this time in the Instrumental Album of the Year category, for the Spin Cycle project with the Afiara String Quartet. With unrivalled technical skill, a sixth sense when it comes to play selection and an infectious charisma on stage, many have said that Skratch Bastid is probably your favourite DJ's favourite DJ.

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Genre: DJ
Subgenre: Hip-Hop
From: Toronto, ON, CANADA