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Ep 012 – Skratch Bastid - The Fix
On the season finale of THE FIX, we welcome "DJ Stimulus", or as you might know him - Skratch Bastid. Pull up, kick back and enjoy this in-depth conversation with this legendary DJ. We hear about Bastid's early exposure to music from his diverse cultural upbringing, his first cassette tape (Shaq) and how Wu-tang changed the game for him. He talks about how he started to hone his skills through early Q-Bert/Invisible Scratch Piklz videos, his mom encouraging him to enter his first battle and...
Ep 011 – ESP - The Fix
We've got the homey ESP in THE FIX studio for episode 11. Tune in as we nerd out with one of the funniest dudes in the scene. We'll title this one "Roasting 101". We kick off our chat with ESPs ongoing efforts to get a San Pellegrino sponsorship and impersonating other DJs to make it happen. ESP tells us his backstory that has lead him to the "best job ever", including the time he transported his first set of turntables and mixer on the back of a motorcycle (gasp 😲). Our conversation...
Ep 010: Mastermind - The Fix
On this episode we welcome a legend in the DJ and broadcasting world for over 25 years - Mastermind. Join us as we fan out about how much of an influence he is to us. As always, we dig deep into the story, talking about his intro to this thing we love called HIP-HOP! His long career in the radio world, getting his first college radio show at 15 years old, the influence and evolution of hip-hop radio. Mastermind tells us about his influences as a DJ ranging from Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff, Jam...
Ep 009 – Jayemkayem - The Fix
JAYEMKAYEM visits The Fix studio for a candid interview in episode 9. Jayem has been killing the game for the past few years, and we get to dive into her personal and professional story. We cover the oft-debated topic of requests (and how not to do it), the DJ's role in breaking records these days, the shortage of quality full album projects vs compilations of singles, getting her start spinning, first time playing out in just 2015, and her meteoric rise since. She is also the first guest...
Ep 008 – Trackstar the DJ (Run the Jewels) - The Fix
Welcome to Episode 8 of The Fix! This week we welcome the Professional RAP FAN and one-third of already legendary hip-hop group Run the Jewels, Trackstar the DJ. Trackstar has been in the game for a minute, with over 150 mixtapes already under his belt. He's been a busy dude touring around the world with Killer Mike and El-P as RTJ, hosting a weekly show on Shade 45, and managing his clothing line RAP FAN - yet he took the time to sit down with us before their show in Toronto. Tune in as as...
Ep 007 – Big Jacks - The Fix
We welcome Big Jacks to THE FIX studio in our latest episode. Big Jacks' resume is impressive list of ✅milestones. Tune is as we run the gamut of topics ranging from snacks, Toronto radio, digging tips, mixtapes (and actual cassettes), the record label (@ggbrrecords), his gig with clothing retailer Aritzia, connection to Conway & Westside Gunn, tips for up and coming DJs, and a bunch of other shit. You can order GGBR Records Music and Merch through their website, including pre-orders of...
Epp 006 – Buggin Out DJs - The Fix
⬆️ Haters Gonna Say it’s Photoshopped! ⬆️ This week on THE FIX we host Hamilton, Ontario’s very own Buggin Out DJs made up of Walter Deans and Cam B, who is fresh off a 3rd place finish at this years Red Bull 3style World Finals (https://vimeo.com/255789910). We chat with them about their come up, and how the two of them met and got started DJing together, some of perils of spinning in the Hamilton scene, their journey to world finals in Poland, nerves and the process of putting together a...
Ep 005 – The Gaff - The Fix
On this latest episode of THE FIX, we welcome one of the most enigmatic and interesting dudes in the game, The Gaff. Born in Washington, DC, grew up in Victoria, BC and currently residing in Toon Town (aka Saskatoon, SK), The Gaff is a world renowned party rocker, music knowledge gawd, crate digger extraordinaire, and so much more. A true DJs DJ, respected and acknowledged by the greatest of heads. We cover the gamut in this interview: touching on his days as a sponsored skateboarder, to...
Ep 004 – Jon1st - The Fix
Episode #4 features Jon1st in THE FIX studio by way of Leicester, UK. Jon is an absolute BEAST on the wheels of steel and an all-around lovely guy. He is a World DMC Champion, producer and currently is touring the world bringing his unmistakeable sound to the masses. In this episode we talk with Jon about growing up in the UK and the difference in their music scene vs North America, his influences, preparing for his battle routines, collaborations, his musical style, advice for new DJs,...
Ep 003 – DJ Shiftee - The Fix
On this episode of The Fix, we welcome New York City's DJ Shiftee. Shiftee has already reached legendary status in the DJ community through his days of battling and winning the DMC World Championships 2X to putting out some of the most innovative routine videos we've ever seen! We had a really fun conversation discussing tons of stuff from his love for fellow Westchester native DMX to us helping his rename his record label to have a Canadian-centric vibe to it. You're not gonna wanna miss...
Ep 002 – DJ Dopey - The Fix
For our first guest on The Fix, we couldn't be more excited to have former DMC World Champion, Toronto's own DJ Dopey. Dopey has an impressive resume that spans from champion battle DJ, MTV Live, Producer for the acclaimed group Notes to Self and continues to tour worldwide. We sit down and chat about everything from his early days with Turntable Monkz to nerding out about DJ technology. Check it out! You can find Dopey on his Facebook page or Instagram online, or catch him at his current...
Ep 001 – Diggy The DJ - The Fix
On our first episode, DJ Bill Cool chats with the show's co-host Diggy the DJ aka Dave Ferris. Diggy chats about his introduction into DJing, his time with Down with Webster and a bunch of other fun stories along the way. Diggy the DJ can be found on IG @diggythedj or on his website diggythedj.com