Writer Vish Khanna recently interviewed me for the CBC music website. I spoke about my first hip-hop record, how I got my name, my favorite rapper, and more. Top secret information divulged!
Where did the name that you perform under come from exactly?
“Skratch Bastid” was given to my by a man of many aliases himself, PRSNGRDE, a.k.a. Sixtoo, who was one of my early DJ mentors. At the time that I met him, I didn’t have a solid DJ name (I was recovering from early names “DJ Smurf” and “DJ Stimulus”) and was just a young lad named Paul who was hanging out and learning. He gave me…
Read more over on the CBC music website.
Also, Red Bull Canada recently interviewed me in regards to their Red Bull Thre3Style global event, for which I have been a part of for 6 years (!), and am judging in the coming weeks (April 29 in Calgary, May 5th in Montreal, May 26th in Halifax for the Canadian Finals).
People often go to see a DJ perform than rather a band. Do you think the celebrity of what you do is damaging the art, or helping it?
I think it’s great that DJing has reached the level of popularity that it has. I love the art form and I’m happy to see it reach so many people. In anything that skyrockets in popularity, you’re going to have people who are in it for the wrong reasons, but I think it’s our responsibility as DJs to lead by example and continue to promote the true essence of DJing; setting a standard with style, taste and skill.
Find out more about the competition, some advice for competitors, and what gets me fired up over at Red Bull Canada.
Skratch Of All Trades kicks off this weekend!