A-Trak’s ‘Music Heals’ Mix remains a comforting way of processing current events
A-Trak outlined a sentiment felt among many when releasing his “Music Heals” mix on November 9, the day after Donald Trump’s election; in the DJ’s words, “Music helps me process these emotions.” A-Trak artfully stitches together a melange of classic R&B and soul pieces across thirty minutes that provide a sense of hope and nostalgic comfort to the listeners with songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” as messages of love and unity are sung over a background of timeless soundscapes.
Meanwhile, songs like Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky” and the Larry Levan edit of “Stand On The World” add a relatable touch to the mix, emulating ardor to stand up against the system tinged with a hint of sadness which is certainly present in a good deal of people who are concerned over the new executive branch’s stance on certain issues.
A-Trak’s “Music Heals” mix is a well-compiled effort to alleviate the sense of uneasiness that many currently feel in the presently divisive political climate. We feel it warrants being shared, given the strong reactions on both sides of the fence following President Trump’s inauguration.
Stream the mix below: