Through his remixes, blends, and solo work, Skratch Bastid has shown that he’s got no problem handling things by himself, but for his latest project he teamed up with rapper Shad for The Spring Up EP. It has a throwback feel to it with scratches (duh), hard-hitting drums, and nimble spitting with an emphasis on a sharp, intelligent delivery.

“The Spring Up is the result of fortunate timing, grapefruit Perrier, a shared high school obsession with Outkast’s Aquemeni, and a couple of sessions at Skratch Bastid’s Toronto studio this April. The 5 track collection marks a moment in time for the pair; embodying the spirit of Spring and also serving as a sort of prelude to Shad’s upcoming full-length, to which Skratch Bastid also contributes. The collection features a production assist from DJ Jazzy Jeff, and a turn on the mic from compatriot Cadence Weapon.”

Download The Spring Up EP here.