FOTR: Skratch Bastid

FOTR today is the long time Canadian homie Skratch Bastid. He’s been on a very high level as a performer and ambassador for DJs for a long time now and continues to do great work year after year. A lot of his performance videos that he’s shared online have blown up but maybe none as fast as his tribute to the late great David Bowie, which went up just yesterday and has been streamed a bazillion times on his Facebook page. Additional links below.

RIP David Bowie.Late night in the studio… took a break from working on a new mix to check my feeds… only to find it flooded with news that the legendary David Bowie has passed. Lots can be said & written to eulogize prolific artists like him, but I think the most appropriate way for a DJ to celebrate my favourite artists is by sharing their music. So how about a little routine? 1983's "Let's Dance" was produced by David himself & Nile Rodgers (from Chic, recently featured on Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'), and was Bowie's biggest song to date, 20 years into his career. The guy never stopped creating — he stayed recording and collaborating with artists like Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem over the last decade, and even put out an album two days ago, before his untimely passing. If that's not motivation as an artist, I don't know what is. So this one's for you, David — a tribute, just having some fun with a dancefloor smash that has always been a favourite to double copies of while keeping people moving. Don't mind the smilin', I can't help it. Rest easy…#GoProMusic

Posted by Skratch Bastid on Monday, 11 January 2016

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