Arguably best known for his DJing prowess, which in 2010 earned him the title of 'New Zealand's best party DJ' and then a trip to Paris to represent NZ in the Red Bull World Thre3style championships, Scratch 22 is a man on the move.
He is a co-founder of Auckland's notorious 'The ARC' party collective, whom he performs with regularly and currently hosts Thursday evenings from 7-9pm on the legendary Auckland based radio station 95bFM.
In April 2011 the debut Scratch 22 album 'Distance from View' was released on Round Trip Mars. The single 'Medicine Man' went on to become Radioscope's highest played song on NZ alternative radio as well as topping charts on student radio stations nationwide and being picked up for international compilations by Nightmares on Wax and Ministry of Sound.
Later in 2011, the Scratch 22 remix of Wellington soul trio Electric Wire Hustle's 'Again' was included as the opening song on the prestigious DJ Kicks compilation, resulting in thousands of downloads as well as being pressed to vinyl through German label Studio K7.
2011 also saw Scratch 22 clocking up over 100 performances, from high-energy dance sets at festivals such as Rhythm & Vines and Splore; to supporting hip-hop acts such as Raekwon & GZA; to the modern bass music of Gaslamp Killer & Flying Lotus; and private functions for companies such as Serato, Vice Magazine, and Red Bull. He also works with NZ fashion house Workshop & Helen Cherry, performing at their events and creating the soundtrack for their return to NZ Fashion Week at the Auckland Town Hall. Also at the Town Hall in 2011, Scratch 22 was invited to perform as part of the renowned APRA Silver Scroll awards.
While his production styles are as varied as his many influences, when DJing Scratch 22 is known for his party chops and spinning everything from hip-hop to disco & soul to electronic music, he ties it all together with a unique style of seamless blends, turntablism and clever selection.