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DJcityTV Assembles Star-Studded Lineup for Toronto ‘Cutting Room’

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DJcityTV’s Cutting Room series has featured some impressive lineups over the years, but Toronto’s new episode might take the cake. Representing T-Dot are nine award-winning turntablists, including heavyweights Skratch Bastid, Vekked, and Hedspin, along with Trapment, Dopey, Brandon Duke, DJ Grouch, deejay t-jr., and Needle & Groove.

Watch the five-minute session above, which was shot at the MARS recording studio.

Music credits:

“One Forty” — Paul Skratch
“Drumstep” — DJ Shub

Related: Atlanta Throws Down on DJcityTV’s ‘Cutting Room’ (Part 2)

Watch: Skratch Bastid Performs Routine Using Rane’s SEVENTY-TWO Mixer and TWELVE Controller

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Fresh off of hosting DJcity’s “Bastid’s BBQ” at SXSW in March, Skratch Bastid linked up with Serato to cook up a routine using Rane’s new SEVENTY-TWO mixer and TWELVE controller. The devices were released Wednesday in conjunction with Serato DJ Pro’s 2.0.2 update.

After hitting SWSW, Skratch Bastid will be taking “Bastid’s BBQ” to Toronto and Calgary this summer.

Watch his routine above.

Related: First Look: Rane SEVENTY-TWO Mixer and TWELVE Controller

Lineup Revealed for Skratch Bastid and DJcity’s BBQ at SXSW

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Skratch Bastid at Bastid’s BBQ in San Francisco in 2017 (Credit: Jose Z. Lim, Jr.)

The lineup for Skratch Bastid and DJcity’s “Bastid’s BBQ” at SXSW in Austin, Texas has been revealed.

The event, which will take place on March 16, will consist of two parties: a free cookout during the day at Bungalow (12 to 6 p.m.) and a showcase in the night at Container Bar (7:45 to 12 a.m.). The latter will require a SXSW pass.

The cookout will feature Just Blaze, Skratch Bastid, DJ Juls, Boi Jeanius, Chris Villa, Recloose, Diggy Dutch, DJ Javin, and Abe the Assassin. There will also be a pop-up shop where fans can buy GENRE BNDR, Skratch Bastid, and DJcity merchandise.

The showcase will feature DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Roots’ Stro Elliot, Talib Kweli with DJ Spintelect, Skratch Bastid, Kayper, and Michael “5000” Watts.

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Related: Watch Skratch Bastid Perform a Routine Using N.E.R.D.’s ‘Lemon’ Feat. Rihanna

Red Bull 3Style Selects Wild Cards for World Finals



Red Bull 3Style has selected Australia’s Beast Mode, Belgium’s DJ Cross, and Barbados’ Jus-Jay as the wild card competitors for the eighth world finals. The competition is set to take place in February 2018 in Krakow, Poland.

Beast Mode, the 2016 Red Bull 3Style Australia champion, returns to the finals after taking third place in last year’s competition. DJ Cross, the 2016 Red Bull 3Style Belgium champion, also seeks redemption while Jus-Jay makes his debut.

The three will join 21 national finalists in Poland, all of whom will be announced on Tuesday on DJcity.

Watch Skratch Bastid’s announcement below and stay tuned for more 3Style news.

Related: Watch DJ EASE’s Winning Red Bull 3Style U.S. Routine

Watch Skratch Bastid Perform a Routine Using N.E.R.D.’s ‘Lemon’ Feat. Rihanna

Skratch Bastid has shared a quick routine using N.E.R.D.‘s new single “Lemon” featuring Rihanna. The track, which was released early this month, is currently No. 3 on DJcity’s Hot Box and No. 65 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

“Lemon” is N.E.R.D.’s first release in seven years. The group’s last album, Nothing, was released in 2010.

Watch Skratch’s routine above and download “Lemon” on DJcity.

Related: N.E.R.D. Drops New Single and Video Feat. Rihanna, ‘Lemon’

Skratch Bastid and Hedspin Throw Down at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat

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In August, DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted his annual Playlist Retreat gathering at his home in Delaware. The multi-day event featured an eclectic guest list, including J. Cole, DJ Dahi, Mr. Carmack, Lord Finesse, Young Guru, Z-Trip, and Peanut Butter Wolf.

Also in attendance were two of Canada’s finest turntablists: Skratch Bastid and Hedspin. Watch above to see them perform a quick routine at the retreat.


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Related: An Inside Look at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘Playlist Retreat’

Skratch Bastid and DJ Puffy Perform Soca Routine

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Skratch Bastid and DJ Puffy, the reigning Red Bull 3Style World Champion, have teamed up for a soca turntablism routine. The two-minute performance makes use of the Ultimate Rejects‘ energetic new single, “Full Extreme.”

Bastid and Puffy will perform together again at Bastid’s BBQ, which will take place on June 17 at the Caribbean-themed Carivibe Beach and Food Festival in Canada.

Related: DJ Puffy Performs Hip-Hop Routine for DJcityTV

Skratch Bastid Discusses the ‘Amen Breakbeat’

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The 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals included a variety of workshops and jam sessions. One of our favorites was the “Ultimate Breaks and Beats” event, which was named after the 1980s compilation series of the same name.

In this behind the scenes clip, Skratch Bastid discusses the importance of the “Amen break” and Poland’s VaZee scratches over it.

Released by The Winstons in 1969, “Amen, Brother” is one of the most famous samples of all time. According to WhoSampled, it has been used in over 2,500 hip-hop, jungle, and drum and bass songs.

Related: Skratch Bastid Gets Busy With Anderson .Paak’s ‘Come Down’

Skratch Bastid Gets Busy With Anderson .Paak’s ‘Come Down’

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a routine from Skratch Bastid, but today the Canadian turntablist blessed us with a new video. Watch above to see him get busy with one of our favorite tracks from Anderson .Paak‘s Malibu album, “Come Down.” The Hi-Tek-produced song serves as the fourth single from the Grammy-nominated project.

Related: TJ Mizell and Skratch Bastid Pay Tribute to Jam Master Jay With New Routine

TJ Mizell and Skratch Bastid Pay Tribute to Jam Master Jay With New Routine

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TJ Mizell, Jam Master Jay’s son and A$AP Ferg‘s tour DJ, has teamed up Skratch Bastid to commemorate what would have been his father’s 52nd birthday. The three-minute session features both turntablists throwing down with Run-DMC tracks and samples.

Related: TJ Mizell DJs on a New York Subway