Good Morning Mix: A-Trak brings #realdjing to Diplo and Friends
Among dance music’s modern day legends, names like Diplo and A-Trak top the list, so when Diplo invites Fool’s Gold Record‘s founding father onto his famed Saturday night radio slot, you can expect the best. And that’s exactly what A-Trak delivers. The Canadian turned Brooklyn resident spent the better part of last year representing the fundamental characteristics of what “Real DJing” looks and sounds like, and as he took to the decks this past week on Diplo and Friends, A-Trak backed it all up flawlessly as he finessed his way through a stellar hour-long session.
Before his Brooklyn-based powerhouse record imprint emerged, A-Trak was at the leading-edge of bridging the gap between hip-hop and dance music. Cementing roots in both worlds simultaneously, A-Trak was wing-man to Kanye West, dominating DMC Championships, and establishing a high bar for DJs across the world from a very young age. Now as one of dance music’s most decorated veterans and tastemakers, the turntable tyrant shows everyone how it’s done blending trap, house, hip-hop cuts, and deep house jams across his hour-long set.
Packed with tracks from Kill Frenzy to gLAdiator, Mr. Carmack to Brenmar, and plenty of Fool’s Gold material sprinkled throughout, A-Trak’s Diplo and Friends mix kicks off 2015 as the year that #realdjing will prevail.