the blog of musician Dinuk Wijeratne

Month: July, 2012

Skratch Bastid in da house!

Poised for the big show tomorrow, the countdown is now 24 hours. The lovely Sarah Moore interviewed me for her JazzEast blog, about the gestation of the music you’ll hear tomorrow:

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If you want more music to pique your interest, there are teasers available in the archives of this blog, here and here and here.

Skratch Bastid & Dinuk Wijeratne – a YouTube sneak peek

The two of us jamming on a 4-chord piano sample I prepared earlier. My concept is to turn the turntables into a second piano, thereby creating a ‘duel of the keyboards’, so to speak. I love paul’s big smile as much as his turntabling :)

Video by SkratchBastidTV. Wardrobe by Armani. Hair by total neglect.

The Art of Immigration – an interview for ‘New Roots Radio’

My recent interview with the warm and effervescent Conrad Fox, who cares so passionately about the immigrant experience in Canada. He invited me into the studio with no prepared questions, just a request to explore what would emerge from a conversation about the imminent WijeratneWorks project featuring Skratch Bastid. To hear my portion only, please scroll to 00:20:19.

Gotta love Naomi Harris’ photo of the Sikh Motorcycle Club :)