DJ IRIE SCRATCH BIO:
*Irie* [Jamaican Patois]
1: powerful and pleasing, excellent, highest
2: the state of feeling great.
1: a technique, used especially in rap music, of stopping a record by hand and moving it back and forth to give a rhythmic scratching effect.
JUST DIFFERENT. The only way to describe DJ Irie Scratch, his shows and music selection. Growing up with the likes of hip-hop, influenced by the Jamaican sound system culture and genres like reggae, dancehall and bass, made DJ Irie Scratch's style very versatile and multi-dimensional. He delivers energetic performances full of positive vibes each and very night. If you haven't experienced it yet, just ask your girlfriend or your neighbour.
DJ Irie Scratch's career starts in 2009, playing in local bars and small clubs. After only 6 years in the game, his career is full of international shows in Aachen (Germany), Schaffhausen (Switzerland), Sofia (Bulgaria), Tirana (Albania), Leskovac (Serbia), Pristina and Ferizaj (Kosovo). Irie Scratch is a resident DJ in Coo Bar in Ios, one of the main party islands in Greece. Every summer he plays the hottest hip-hop tunes for the party people from all the corners of the world.
Back home, Irie Scratch is one of the most active DJs on the hip-hop scene. He has been a resident DJ in few of the most popular clubs in Skopje like Summer Club Colosseum, Winter Club Colosseum, Club Havana, Club Paradiso etc. He travels across the country every weekend, playing in the nice nightlife spots in cities like Stip, Veles, Tetovo, Gostivar, Bitola, Kocani and many others. He has also rocked the festival stages at festivals like: Big Up SK Fest, Greatest Hits Skopje, РЕСПЕКТ (RESPECT), Buskerfest Skopje 2013 etc.
Irie Scratch is a co-founder of TRAP DA FUCK UP, a party sensation that started in 2014, dedicated to the trap sound. In less than a year, there have been six very successful rave-like parties that took place in MKC, Block 20 and Kapan An (Skopje), Orevche Beach (Ohrid) and Club Ice (Stip). The hype is huge right now, so a lot of bigger stuff is coming up.
Irie Scratch is a part of the most influential promo and booking agency in Macedonia – Sure Shotz Entertainment alongside his fellow DJs - DJ Shorty P aka Pancho & DJ Mawrteen. Sure Shotz has hosted a lot of parties, concerts and festivals, bringing some of the biggest names in hip-hop to the local crowd. Some of the artists are: The Roots, M.O.P., Public Enemy, Kurtis Blow, DJ Premier, DJ Cash Money, Keith Murray, Onyx, Afu-Ra, Guru (R.I.P.). Irie Scratch is the editor and writer of the Sure Shotz blog (which is now under construction), using the internet as another platform for feeding the people with new music and news, education people about the culture and promoting events.
Irie Scratch has shared the decks and played alongside some his idols and big international hip-hop DJs like: DJ Maseo (De La Soul, USA), DJ Latin Price (USA), DJ Shortee Blitz (UK), DJ Maxxx (Germany), DJ Pfund 500 and DJ Sweap (Switzerland), DJ Phat Phillie (Croatia),DJ KC (Belgium), DJ Prema (Serbia), DJ Bizzo Bodega (Croatia), DJ Oli Dobolli (Croatia), DJ Blunt (Albania), DJ TVB (Australia). Irie Scratch has also played alongside the big Macedonian cats like DJ Cvare, Active Rasta Selectors (the first Macedonian reggae sound system), Geto Rudi, Anomalia Nativa, Bass Infusion and many more.
Working non-stop, Irie Scratch puts out mixtapes promoting both new and old music few times a year. The most successful mixtape series is JUST DIFFERENT, which is very well accepted by the audience. At the moment, Irie Scratch does not have a regular weekly radio show, after 3 years being part of the student radio station called Student FM with his weekly show Riddim & Juice. He will be back on the radio waves very soon.
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