Skratch Bastid + Afiara Quartet

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Paul Murphy [who?], better known by his stage name Skratch Bastid [oh!], 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. And he’s on our Series Six label with Afiara string quartet!

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.

[Skratch’s tribute to Prince]

In 2008 he became the first ever Canadian DJ to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year – proving that he’s just as comfortable in the studio as he is on stage.

[Skratch’s tribute to David Bowie]

Every summer he celebrates his culture in various cities across Canada through an event series called Bastid’s BBQ, this year on July 17, 2016!

In 2016 he was nominated for another Juno Award, this time for Instrumental Album of the Year for his Spin Cycle project with the Afiara String Quartet. The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic and award-winning ensemble, described as “a revelation” with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” and “frequent moments of tenderness”.


[Afiara Quartet + Skratch Bastid performing live at the JUNO Awards Gala]

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.

You can follow Skratch Bastid + Afiara Quartet on all the socials:

Skratch – Facebook, Twitter + Insta @skratchbastid

Afiara – Facebook, Twitter @afiaraquartet

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