ARTISTS


Skratch Bastid

Electronic


Having rocked the bar many times, Skratch Bastid is now ready to raise it. The Bastid has become one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers, but don’t think it happened overnight. From his humble beginnings a decade ago as a teenager in Halifax- pumping out mixtapes from his bedroom and earning a loyal following already back then- he slowly spread his skills first at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam and now around Canada and the world as a widely recognized go-to guy for party-rocking. The illest redhead on turntables has since gone viral. Seriously, youtube that shit. Since he is increasingly recognized for his comfort and versatility in different styles – hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock, and just about every other genre that will make you dance – more and more people are getting hip to his style. That’s what keeps this Bastid working so hard. Touring city-to-city with a relentless drive, he’s wowed crowds from coast to coast in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and all over Europe as he averages close to 200 shows a year. For Skratch Bastid, all that energy is brought back to the studio and heard in his music. As a producer, he takes that experience from the stage and lays it down on hard-hitting original music with a wide range of sounds. The formula earned him a Juno Nomination as Producer of the Year for his work on Buck 65’s Situation album, which he lost to Joni Mitchell. You can hear his own music often elevate his live sets along with yesterday and today’s best. In the past few years, the young lad landed in Toronto- after five fruitful years as a Montreal resident- bringing new flavor to the city and making his first mark with a big bang. His Skratch Bastid Presents quarterly event kicked off with a blockbuster collaboration including DJ Starting from Scratch and world-renowned beatboxer Scratch formerly from the Roots. The inspiring first party was a huge success as it breathed new life into Toronto’s night scene. The three noisemakers took the show across Canada. If the next decade is anything like the previous one, you’ll be hearing a lot more about Skratch Bastid. As he continues to find new fans worldwide, his catalog of sounds, styles and tricks will leave a lasting impression. What’s next? Just like in his electric sets, that’s the exciting part! Get down with the sound.

Showcases:

Fri 03

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom

1:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Neon Dreams

Pop

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers

Folk

Alana Yorke

Pop

ALERT THE MEDIC

Rock

Alycia Putnam

Celtic

Amy Brandon

Classical

Andre Pettipas and The Giants

Rock

ASHELIN

Folk

Beauts

Indie

Ben Caplan

Folk

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Celtic

Black Moor

Metal

CAMERON

Pop

Cameron Nickerson

Country

Carmel Mikol

Folk

Cassie and Maggie

Americana

Cassie Josephine & Gabriel Minnikin

Country

Ced Marty & Dave

Blues

Christina Martin

Americana

Christine Campbell

Rock

City Natives

Hip-Hop

Còig

Celtic

Corey Isenor

Folk

Crossed Wires

Pop-punk

Cyndi Cain

Soul

Dave Sampson

Pop

David R. Elliott

Country

Dazor

Rock

Devarrow

Folk

DJ IV

Hip-Hop

Don Ross

Roots

Elijah

Pop

Emily Stuart

Soul

EPDMC

Hip-Hop

Eric Stephen Martin

Americana

Erin Costelo

Pop

Floodland

Rock

Gabrielle Papillon

Folk

Hello Delaware

Rock

Hillsburn

Rock

Ian Janes

Soul

Ian Sherwood

Folk

J-Bru

Hip-Hop

Jason Price

Country

Jay Mayne

Hip-Hop

Jessie Brown

Rock

Jody Upshaw

R&B

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

John Campbelljohn

Blues

Jordan Musycsyn

Folk

Jules Bangsworth

Electronic

Keonté Beals

R&B

Kilmore

Rock

Kim Harris

Pop

Kyle MacDonald

Celtic

LACEWOOD

Country

Laurenn Marchand

Pop

Leanne Hoffman

Pop

Like A Motorcycle

Punk-Rock

MAJE

Hip-Hop

Makayla Lynn

Country

Mary Beth Carty

Roots

Matt Minglewood

Rock

Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset

Rock

Maxim Cormier

Classical

Millagram

Pop

Mitchell Bailey

Hip-Hop

Mo Kenney

Rock

Mojo Martin

Blues

Natalie Lynn

Pop

Nicole Ariana

R&B

Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Gospel

Old Blood

Rock

One8tea

Hip-Hop

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Folk

Pretty Archie

Americana

Pretty Normal

indie

Quake Matthews

Hip-Hop

Quiet Parade

Indie

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Rock

Reeny Smith

R&B

Rose Cousins

Folk

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound

R&B

Ryan Willigar Band

Pop

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant

Celtic

Shannon Quinn

Celtic

Shevy Price

Hip-Hop

Shirley Jackson

Blues

Shreem

Celtic

Skratch Bastid

Electronic

Sleepshaker

Hardcore

Stewart Legere

Folk

T. Thomason

Rock

The Barrowdowns

Folk

The Brood

Rock

The Drug Rugs

Indie

The Mike Bochoff Band

Pop

The Royal Volts

Rock

The Sanctified Brothers

Gospel

The Stanfields

Rock

The Tom Fun Orchestra

Alternative

The Town Heroes

Alternative

Thomas Stajcer

Country

Thrillah

Hip-Hop

Tyler Messick

Americana

Villages

Folk

Vogue Dots

Pop

Walrus

Rock

Wintersleep

Working Class Band

R&B