- "Spin Cycle" with Afiara Quartet nominated for "Instrumental Album of the Year" at the 2016 Juno Awards
- "Let`s Dance" tribute video for David Bowie goes viral with more than than 11m views on Facebook and 100k views on YouTube within one week
- Juno Nomination for Producer of the Year - 2008 (first DJ ever)
For the past two decades, Skratch Bastid has been rocking parties and wowing crowds all over the globe, becoming one of the world's best-known and most-loved DJs. Known for his electric stage presence, technical prowess and versatile selections that span the complete musical spectrum—from hip hop to house, disco to dancehall, reggae to funk and back again—Bastid is a true crowd favourite with an unrivaled ability to create unforgettable moments with music.
From humble beginnings in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Bastid cut his teeth in the battle scene of the late 90s and early 2000s, competing in the DMcs, ITF and Scribble Jam. The latter produced one of his most iconic moments, the "Imperial March" routine that became his first brush with viral fame, and has over 7 million views on YouTube alone (and countless others from before social media even officially existed).
And while he's clearly always had a knack for creating shareable videos, Bastid proved early on that he offered much more than just impressive tricks. His demanding touring schedule has brought him all over the world, sometimes playing up to 200 shows a year in over 50 countries. When he's not keeping dance floors moving behind the decks, he's also an accomplished producer with multiple Juno nominations, known for his collaborations with artists like Shad and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
In addition to his genius as a DJ, Bastid has been expanding his empire into many other successful creative ventures, including his Skratch School DJ School, his eponymous line of hot sauces and of course, the infamous Bastid's BBQ. This beloved traveling party has drawn sold-out crowds in a handful of global cities, and has played host to a who's who of hip hop and DJ culture, with appearances by DJ Premier, Maseo, Brother Ali, A Trak, Pete Rock, Lord Finesse and many, many more.
With touring temporarily on hold, Bastid recently added Twitch streaming to his repertoire. Thanks to his high-energy sets, charismatic personality and unbound musical knowledge, he has quickly become one of the most watched and followed DJs on the platform. Even after two decades in the game, Skratch Bastid is showing no signs of slowing, and only continues to evolve and further cement his legend status.