DJ Skratch
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The Kenyan music industry is mourning the loss of DJ Skratch, a beloved figure renowned for his significant contributions to the local music scene.

DJ Skratch, whose real name was Peter Moe, was a revered figure in Kenya's entertainment industry, particularly known for his skills as a DJ and his influential presence in the music scene.

His sudden death in early 2024 sent shockwaves through the country, prompting an emotional response from fans, colleagues, and public figures alike.

 

Skratch was widely celebrated for his versatile DJing abilities, known for seamlessly blending various genres of music and keeping crowds energized at events and parties across Kenya.

 
 

His career spanned several years, during which he gained a loyal following and earned respect for his technical prowess and passion for music.

Upon news of his passing, tributes poured in from all corners of the Kenyan entertainment industry.

 

Many fellow DJs and musicians took to social media to express their sorrow and share personal anecdotes of their interactions with Skratch. They remembered him not only for his talent but also for his warm personality and his role in nurturing upcoming talents in the music scene.

Legendary Kenyan singer and songwriter Kenzo Matata mourned the DJ with a message that read;

 

 “Rest well bro, till we meet again, @djskratch1, wah! Life is short, remember to check on your friends before it’s too late, especially men! Until we meet again rest well brother.. Jah knows,”.

US-based Kenyan musician Nonini wrote;

"Last December was in just testing the ground for an upcoming Tour we were planning together end of this year! Beste yangu @djskratch1 didn't tell me this will be our last rodeo heading out 2Kericho! We have done this Entertainment thing for years tangu enzi za Rezorous Westy.".

 “So sorry my brother! We as your friends should have known better and we should have spoken more and understood each other better! Pole sana 😞,”.

 

The public reaction showed the significant impact Skratch had on Kenya's cultural landscape.

Fans lamented the loss of a beloved figure whose music had touched many lives and whose presence had enriched countless events and gatherings.