A selection of music from some of our favourite industry insiders
Featuring DJ Skratch Bastid
About DJ Skratch Bastid
Skratch Bastid's humble beginnings began a decade ago as a teenager in Halifax, Canada, pumping out mixtapes from his bedroom and earning a loyal following. He slowly spread his skills first at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam and now, around Canada and the world, is a widely recognized go-to-guy for party-rocking.
Nothing not to like here musically, a Super Cat vocal sample, banging 808s, Nas rapping his ass off. Salaam Remi produced another winner. —Buy Music
One of those vocal loops that just gets stuck in your head. France's Onra has a great ear for samples, but never relies too heavily on them; he puts his stamp on everything he uses. Consistent dude. —Buy Music
I've always been a fan of Killer Mike. His new record R.A.P. Music is one of my favourites so far this year, thanks to some heavy writing (and delivery, obviously) and what many say is an odd couple combination with El-P on the beats. I think it fits naturally, with great results. Not for the casual listener, but that's what I liked about rap in the first place. —Buy Music
It's exciting to follow BBNG. They put music & videos out at a pace that keeps up with modern appetites (read: insatiable), but without sacrificing the quality of the work. Could be that they are all great players. Their version of Kanye's "Flashing Lights" shows off their ability to take a given modern musical theme in their own direction. —Buy Music
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