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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

TJ Mizell and Skratch Bastid

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

Skratch Bastid Defends ‘Fake DJing’ Disqualification

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DJcity has reached out to Thre3style judge Skratch Bastid for his take on G Smooth’s latest public statement and video addressing the controversy that stripped him of his 2016 Australian Thre3style title last week:

G Smooth was disqualified from the competition after Thre3style judges determined much of his set was pre-recorded. In a lengthy Facebook post, Smooth asserted:

“On the night of the Australian Red Bull Thre3style championship on July 1, 2016 at Boney, my set was NOT pre-recorded. I performed my set LIVE.”

Smooth followed his post with a FB Live video showing him perform the would-be winning set in it’s entirety.

G Smooth Red Bull Live Set – Take 2!

Posted by DJ G Smooth on Thursday, July 21, 2016

DJcity was able to obtain unreleased footage of G Smooth’s set from the night of the July 1st battle. Check it out and draw your own conclusions.

Related: Red Bull Thre3style Awards Australia Title to Beast Mode

Skratch Bastid Pays Tribute to Prince

Canadian DJ and producer Skratch Bastid has paid his tribute to Prince with a new turntablist video. His routine opens with the singer’s 1984 song, “Let’s Go Crazy,” followed by “17 Days,” and eventually to “Kiss.” The latter funk-influenced track peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1986.
The 57-year old musician passed away yesterday at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minneapolis. He had canceled two shows earlier this month and was hospitalized last week.
Having won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award, Prince has without a doubt become one of the most influential artists of his time.
Scratch Bastid wrote on his video caption:

“I will miss Prince dearly. I will continue to celebrate his music in my sets and in my spare time. Love for great music should always be evolving, and I discovered new songs of his today through the shares of others celebrating and mourning. His music will live on with all of us, as I’m sure he would have wanted it.”

Watch his tribute below.

Related: Skratch Bastid Pays Tribute to David Bowie