Published Apr 03, 2012Like Kid Koala before him, acclaimed Canuck DJ Skratch Bastid is getting ready to unveil an inventive new live show that blends turntablism with audio-visual surprises. This show, cleverly named "Skratch of All Trades," will premiere in a few major Canadian cities this spring.
The DJ also known as Paul Murphy explained in a statement, "There are many different sides to Skratch Bastid. From party rocking and video DJing to scratching and production/remixing, I dabble in many roles as a performer. Instead of doing different shows to focus on specific aspects of what I do, I've created an event that will showcase all things 'Bastid' in one place, with a show that fuses together everything that I do: Skratch of All Trades."
He will come armed with his turntables and mixer, in addition to an iPad, surface projector and video equipment. A press release notes that, with the help of Fokus Productions, this setup will "[give] him the means to not only scratch and manipulate visuals in a live setting, but fully incorporate an A/V experience that will show classic music videos, movie clips, viral videos, live footage, and animations completely in-sync with his high-energy DJ sets."
There are currently three "Skratch of All Trades" performances scheduled: Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. See the exact details below.
Murphy said, "Skratch of All Trades is going to blow you away. I've been working hard over the past year and a half planning out a show that encompasses everything that I do in a tight package. It's going to be a party, a spectacle, an experience you don't want to miss."
Watch the video at the bottom of the screen to see what it looks like when Skratch Bastid and Fokus Productions team up.
4/27 Toronto, ON - Revival Bar
5/4 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
5/11 Halifax, NS - The Palace