Skratch Bastid Pays Tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie
David Bowie photographed by Greg Gorman in 1984.
World-renowned DJ Skratch Bastid has paid tribute to David Bowie with a routine based on the singer’s 1983 hit, “Let’s Dance.” The song was co-produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers and remains a favorite of DJs to this day.
The 69-year-old icon passed away from cancer on Sunday, just two days after releasing his twenty-seventh studio album, Blackstar. News of Bowie’s death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from celebrities, politicians, fellow musicians, and fans.
In addition to his numerous hits, Bowie’s music has also been sampled or interpolated by artists like Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, David Guetta, and Alesso.
Skratch Bastid wrote:

“[David Bowie] never stopped creating — he stayed recording and collaborating with artists like Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem over the last decade, and even put out an album two days ago, before his untimely passing. If that’s not motivation as an artist, I don’t know what is. So this one’s for you, David — a tribute, just having some fun with a dancefloor smash that has always been a favourite to double copies of while keeping people moving. Don’t mind the smilin’, I can’t help it. Rest easy…”

Watch the two-minute routine below.


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