The world lost a real one today. As we grieve for the passing of visionary creative David Bowie, many artists influenced by the legend are taking to social media to share their thoughts, and help contextualize the loss.
Skratch Bastid, a Canadian legend in his own right, learned of Bowie’s death while in the midst of a late night/early morning studio session, and decided to filter his feelings through his turntables. “I think the most appropriate way for a DJ to celebrate my favourite artists is by sharing their music,” Bastid offered on Facebook. “So how about a little routine?”
The renowned DJ gets two copies of 1983’s Nile Rodgers-produced smash “Let’s Dance” spinning on the decks, showcasing some vinyl acrobatics that would make the Starman proud.
Watch the tribute above, and read Skratch Bastid’s full statement below. RIP.
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...