Skratch Bastid, The Entertainer mix

Blake Gillespie

Skratch Bastid The Entertainer

Anyone remember the movie The Frighteners?

Much like Skratch Bastid's 110% mix from '09, The Entertainer is just under an hour's worth of of seemlessly blended DJ wizardry. Bastid has little issue with mixing Naughty By Nature over Suzanne Vega's “Tom's Diner”, pretty much beating Girl Talk to the punch. But that's the extent of the comparison, as Bastid is a legitimate DJ with an artillery of scratches, juggles and remix techniques on wax far beyond Gillis' laptop skill set.

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It's a damn crime more DJs do not drop mixes like this. It's a lost art that was poisoned by the high art of turntablism and eventually the mash-up monster that's thankfully fallen from grace. Perhaps Bastid can help usher in a return to the golden era of mixes that rekindles a fondness for the crate treasures and the refinement of being a true master on the wheels of steel.

The Entertainer track list:
01. The Entertainer Intro – Skratch Bastid
02. Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
03. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (DJ Moves Remix) – Otis Redding
04. Paid In Full – Eric B. & Rakim/Ofra Haza (Bastid Reconstruction)
05. Just A Lil' Dope – Masters at Work
06. 99 Problems/Rock The Bells (Inst) – Jay-Z/Rick Rubin/LL Cool J/Jorun
07. Get Me Back On Time, Engine No.9 – Wilson Pickett
08. 10 Crack Commandments/Shut 'Em Down – Notorious B.I.G./Public Enemy (Bastid Reconstruction)
09. Eat Em Up L Chill – LL Cool J
10. Rampage – EPMD (Bastid Reconstruction)
11. Bumpin' Bus Stop – Thunder & Lightning
12. Step Up Front – Positive K
13. As We Enter the Gravel Pit – Wu-Tang Clan vs Nas & Damian Marley (Skratch Bastid Remix)
14. Sunshine Of Your Love – Spanky Wilson
15. Get Up Stand Up/Slippin' Into Darkness – Bob Marley vs War (Skratch Bastid Blend)
16. Hercules – Aaron Neville
17. Give You All I Can – Shad & Skratch Bastid (Produced by Skratch Bastid)
18. Sleazy – Andre 3000 ($kratch Ba$tid's Ke$ha-less Mix)
19. Cameras vs Like A Boss – Matt & Kim & Slim Thug (Skratch Bastid Remix)
20. Look At Hudson Mohawke Now – Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne & Hudson Mohawke (Skratch Bastid Remix)
21. Wildfire – SBTRKT featuring Little Dragon
22. Spottie – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
23. International Whisperer's Anthem – UGK, Outkast & George Michael (Skratch Bastid's Sexy Sax Mix)

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